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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Latest News

Doris Penka joins the project
We’re glad to announce that Dr. Doris Penka is joining our Emmy Noether group as a post-doctoral research fellow. As part of her work in the group, Doris will be investigating degree-theoretic semantics for natural language (e.g. as applied to adjectival/adverbial modification, comparative constructions and quantifiers) and how it interacts with the ontology and metaphysics [...] Read more – ‘Doris Penka joins the project’.
Lars moving to Essen
Lars Dänzer has recently finished his work with our research group and accepted a position in the philosophy department at the University of Duisberg-Essen. We’ve been lucky to have Lars as a member of our group since shortly after it began in 2009, and we wish him the best of luck in his new position! Read more – ‘Lars moving to Essen’.
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’.

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