Mind the Gap

Understanding and the Apriori - Emmy Noether Research Group

Our research group is sponsored by the DFG and hosted by the philosophy department and the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz. The group is dedicated to the study of a priori knowledge. We are especially interested in the cognitive capacity of understanding and its role in a priori justification, the relationship between apriority and necessity, and the methodology of philosophy as a distinctive armchair discipline.

For more information about our project and its research goals see Project.

The group brings together Researchers working in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics and phenomenology. We have Cooperations with philosophers, psychologists, linguists and cognitive scientists in Europe, the US and Australia.

We have an ongoing series of workshops, the Emmy Noether Armchair Lab, which meets at least twice per year. We also organize regular conferences, and we run a weekly research seminar. For more information see Project Events.

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Konstanz Reasoning Conference
The webpage for the conference on reasoning that we are organizing for next summer is now up, including a call for commentators and chairs. Have a look!   Read more – ‘Konstanz Reasoning Conference’.
Lars is a doctor
On November 7, project member Lars Dänzer successfully defended his PhD thesis Sentence Understanding and the Rational-Intentional Explanation of Communication at the University of Cologne. He earned a summa cum laude both for the thesis and for the oral examination. Congratulations on a job well done, Lars! Read more – ‘Lars is a doctor’.
Moving to Konstanz
Very good news: Magdalena has accepted a new five-year position as Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz! Accordingly, the research group is pulling up its stakes and relocating to the philosophy department in Konstanz. We’ll be officially starting there on June 1. We’re very excited about our new work environment, and [...] Read more – ‘Moving to Konstanz’.

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