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Markus Schrenk

Welcome to Markus Schrenk’s website.

In my research and teaching I focus on metaphysics, especially metaphysics of science (laws, dispositions, causation, modality), epistemology, philosophy of language and science. I am interested in Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, logical empiricism, philosophy of art and analytic existentialism.

I give lectures and seminars within the above mentioned fields, and especially the recurring beginners lectures Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, and Logic.

Areas of specialization

  • Metaphysics    
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Language

Areas of competence

  • Logic
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Logical Empiricism
  • Wittgenstein
  • Schopenhauer

Employment

Since 2014 Professor, Düsseldorf University
2010 – 14 Postdoc, DFG Project Causation and Explanation (FOR1063)
WS 12/13 Covering for the vacant Professorship of Theoretical Philosophy, Düsseldorf
WS 11/12 Covering for Professor Gerhard Schurz, Düsseldorf
2011 Assitant Professeur Associé, University of Luxembourg
2006 – 09 Postdoc, Metaphysics of Science Project, Nottingham University
2004 – 07 Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Lectureship in Philosophy, Worcester College, Oxford University

Education

2000 – 05 Doctorate in Philosophy (DPhil), University of Oxford
1994 – 00 Magister Artium (Philosophy, Logic & Physics), Bonn University

Third Party Funding

DFG Research Group Inductive Metaphysics; Project A2: Creative Abductive Inference and Its Role for Inductive Metaphysics in Comparison to Other Metaphysical Methods (with Gerhard Schurz, Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla, und Siegfried Jaag).

Awards

2006 German Society for Analytic Philosophy & Ontos Publisher: GAP-ontos-award
2003 – 04 Corpus Christi College, Oxford University: Senior Scholarship
2001 – 04 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Doctoral Scholarship
1994 – 04 German National Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung)
1997 – 98 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Visiting Student Scholarship
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