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Department of Philosophy

Chair of Theoretical Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock

This chair covers a broad spectrum of topics within theoretical philosophy, including epistemology and metaphysics. The main focus, however, is on three areas. First, the history of analytic philosophy – especially Wittgenstein (several projects in this area are funded by the SNF or the University). Secondly, the philosophy of language, in particular ‘pragmatist’ approaches to meaning and the question of whether there is something intrinsically normative to language and meaning. Thirdly, the philosophy of mind. In this field, we pursue substantive research on animal minds and the human-animal divide (notably in connection with the SNF Pro*Doc Project The Anthropological Difference). A related interest concerns the nature of concepts. This topic links the philosophy of language with the philosophy of mind, and it is also important to the history and methodology of analytic philosophy.

In both teaching and research we pay attention to historical aspects. Our main focus, however, is on substantive philosophical issues. Furthermore, we discuss philosophical problems and theories partly against the background of pertinent scientific research, yet without denying their distinctive character. Finally, it is a particular ambition to promote young academics through the doctoral stage and beyond.

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Truth 20/21

Podcast with Prof. Hans-Johann Glock

Truth 20|21: Truth and the Tractatus
Podcast of a workshop by the Virtual International Consortium for Truth Research (VICTR) with contributions of Hans-Johann Glock, José Zalabardo and Juliet Floyd


Preisverleihung Humboldt Forschungspreis

Award presentation of the Alexander von Humboldt research award

Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock receives the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award from the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz, 43rd Symposium for Research Award Winners 
Bamberg, 26-29 March 2015

Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung for Hans-Johann Glock

Professor Dr. Hans-Johann Glock has recently received a Humboldt-Foundation Research Award. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.