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, and philosophy of art.
Together with Elke Brendel, I serve as president of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (Gesellschaft für analytische Philosophie) since 2023.
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
- Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Art
Areas of competence
- Philosophy of Mind
- Logical Empiricism
|Since 2023||President of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (Gesellschaft für analytische Philosophie) (with Elke Brendel)|
|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|
|2000 – 05||Doctorate in Philosophy (DPhil), University of Oxford|
|1994 – 00||Magister Artium (Philosophy, Logic & Physics), Bonn University|
|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|