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S. (Stephan) Hartmann




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Stephan Hartmann is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Tilburg University. He is also Chair of Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion at LMU Munich and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). From 2007 to 2012 he worked at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, where he was Chair in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science and Director of the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS). Before moving to Tilburg, he was Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Director of LSE'sCentre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science. From 2002-2005, he directed the research group Philosophy, Probability and Modeling at the University of Konstanz. His primary research and teaching areas are philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, formal epistemology, and social epistemology. Hartmann published numerous articles and the book Bayesian Epistemology (with Luc Bovens) that appeared in 2003 with Oxford University Press. His current research interests include formal social epistemology (especially models of deliberation, norm emergence, and pluralistic ignorance), the philosophy and psychology of reasoning, intertheoretic relations, and (imprecise) probabilities in quantum mechanics. He is also working on the book Bayesian Philosophy of Science (with Jan Sprenger), which is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Accessibility

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy 
Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München
Ludwigstr. 31
80539 München
Germany 

Tel: +49 89 2180 3320
Fax: +49 89 2180 2902
Email:
S.Hartmann@lmu.de


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Publications

Principal publications
  • Bayesian Epistemology (with L. Bovens).  Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003. German translation with mentis Verlag, 2006.
  • Probabilities in Physics (ed. with Claus Beisbart). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011.
  • Solving the Riddle of Coherence (with L. Bovens), Mind 112, 601-634 (2003).
  • A Utilitarian Assessment of Alternative Decision Rules in the Council of Ministers (with C. Beisbart and L. Bovens), European Union Politics 6(4), 395-418 (2005).
  • Effective Field Theories, Reduction and Scientific Explanation, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32B, 267-304 (2001).

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Education

Ph.D. (Philosophy): University of Giessen (1995)
M.A. (Philosophy): University of Giessen (1991)
M.Sc. (Physics): University of Giessen (1991)
B.A. (Philosophy): University of Giessen (1989)
B.Sc. (Physics): University of Giessen (1989)

Career

Current Positions: Chair of Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion at LMU Munich and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) - Visiting Professor in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University - Honorary Professor, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney -- Previous Positions: Chair in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University(2007-2012) - Director, Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University (2007-2012) - Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE (2006-2007) - Visiting Professor, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California at Irvine(Winter 2006) - Reader, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE (2005-2006) - Director, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE (2004-2006) - Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE (2003-2005) - Director, Research Group Philosophy, Probability and Modeling, University of Konstanz (2002-2005) - Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz (1998-2003) - Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh (2000-01) - Research Scientist, Department of Physics, University of Munich (1996-98) - Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Giessen (1997-98) Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Konstanz (1996-98) - Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics, University of Washington (1991-92) - Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Giessen (1989-91) - Research Assistant, Center for Philosophy and the Foundations of Science, University of Giessen (1989-91)

Publications

Principal publications
  • Bayesian Epistemology (with L. Bovens).  Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003. German translation with mentis Verlag, 2006.
  • Probabilities in Physics (ed. with Claus Beisbart). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011.
  • Solving the Riddle of Coherence (with L. Bovens), Mind 112, 601-634 (2003).
  • A Utilitarian Assessment of Alternative Decision Rules in the Council of Ministers (with C. Beisbart and L. Bovens), European Union Politics 6(4), 395-418 (2005).
  • Effective Field Theories, Reduction and Scientific Explanation, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32B, 267-304 (2001).

Click here for the extended list of publications PDF

Projects

 

1. Formal Social Epistemology

2. Modeling in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

3. Bayesianism and Empirical Psychology

4. Probabilities in Physics

 

Direct and indirect funding

Internationalization grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project Modeling in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. This is a joint project with José Díez (Barcelona), Jacques Dubucs (IHPST Paris), Roman Frigg (LSE) and Paul Humphreys (Virginia) (2010-2012)

Collaborator in the research network Rationality and Decision funded by an Internationalization Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to
Jan-Willem Romeijn and Olivier Roy (Groningen) (2010-2012)

Internationalization grant from the
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project Formal Approaches to Social Epistemology. This is a joint project with Cristina Bicchieri (Penn), Mark Colyvan (Sydney) and Jesus Zamora(Madrid) (2009-2011)

Collaborator in the project Idealizations, Singularities and the Applicability of Mathematics, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, with
Robert Batterman (University of Western Ontario) as Principle Investigator (2008-11)

Collaboration

 

Besides the collaboration on the projects mentioned above, I collaborate with the Universities of Bochum and Lausanne (Graduate School on Philosophy of Language, Mind and Science). I also edit a book series (Epistemische Studien with ontos Verlag with colleagues from these universities.)


I also collaborate with the University of Sydney, where I am Honorary Professor.
I am Leader of Team A (Formal Methods) for the ESF Network Program "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective" (2008-2012)

I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Irvine in 2003 and a Visiting Fellow at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science in 2000/2001.

 

External accreditation

I am on the Editorial Board of "Philosophy of Science", "European Journal for Philosophy of Science", and "Philosophy Compass". I also referee for many journals, book publishers and funding agencies (including the NSF).

Research supervision

1. Carlo Martini (entered program 2/08)

2. Dorette van der Tholen (entered program 9/07)

3. Sander Voerman (entered program 9/07)

4. Chiara Lisciandra (entered program 9/09)

5. Kristina Liefke (entered program 9/09)

6. Jonah Schupbach (HPS Pittsburgh, external supervisor)

7. Emiliano Boccardi ("Computational Externalism: The Semantic Pictureof Implementation", finished 04/08)

8. Lefteris Farmakis ("Bayesianism and Scientific Realism", finished 02/08)

9. Kyoung Yang ("Structuralist Account of the Theory-Change from Newtonianto Einsteinian Physics", finished 04/08)

10. Juan Pablo Flores de Villar (entered program 09/05)

11. Fernando Morrett (entered program 09/06)

12. Maria Elena Di-Bucchianico (entered program 09/06)

13. Veiko Palge ("Time, Static and Dynamic, and Quantum Mechanics", finished 06/07)

Conferences

Organizer of the conference The Future of Philosophy of Science at Tilburg University (with Mark Colyvan, Paul Griffiths, and Jan Sprenger)

Chair of the Program Committee of the second conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA09) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (October 2009)

Organizer of the conference Evidence, Science and Public Policy at the University of Sydney (with Mark Colyvan, James Justus, and Jan Sprenger) (March 2008)

Organizer of the conference Models and Simulations 3 at the University of Virginia, USA (with Paul Humphreys and Michael Weisberg) (March 2009)

Organizer of the workshop Formal Modeling in Social Epistemology at Tilburg University (with Carlo Martini and Jan Sprenger) (October 2008)

Organizer of the Workshop Formal Methods in Philosophy at the Sixth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Cracow, Poland (with Hannes Leitgeb) (August 2008)

Organizer of the workshop Pragmatism and Naturalism at Tilburg University (with Maurice Schouten) (May 2008)

Organizer of the conference Reduction and the Special Sciences at Tilburg University (with Mark Colyvan, Maurice Schouten and Katie Steele) (April 2008)

Organizer of the London-Paris-Tilburg Workshops in Logic and Philosophy of Science (with Jacques Dubucs and Roman Frigg) (from 2007)

Organizer of the workshop Idealizations in Science at Tilburg University (with Michael Weisberg) (October 2007)

Organizer of the conference Models and Simulations 2 at Tilburg University (with Roman Frigg and Cyrille Imbert) (October 2007)

Organizer of the workshop Methodological Problems of the Social Sciences at Tilburg University (with Jan-Willem Romeijn) (May 2007)

Organizer of the conference Models and Simulations at Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris, France (with Roman Frigg and Cyrille Imbert) (June 2006)

 

Teaching


S. (Stephan) Hartmann teaches the following subjects:

Other activities

  • Referee for the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) (Belgium) (since 2009)
  • Referee for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany)  (since 2009)
  • Referee for  the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) (Germany)  (since 2009)
  • Leader of Team A ("Formal Methods") of the program The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective of the European Science Foundation (2008-2012)
  • Outside referee, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, RWTH Aachen University (2008)
  • Advisory Board member, Cluster of Excellence in Simulation Technology, Unversity of Stuttgart, Germany (since 2008)
  • Outside referee, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh  (2008)
  • Vice-President of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) (2007-2009)
  • Reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC) (since 2007)
  • Editorial Board member: Philosophy Compass (since 2006)
  • Chair, Program Committee of the second conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA09) (Amsterdam 2009)
 
Organization of Conferences 
  • Organizer of the conference "Models and Simulations 3" at the University of Virginia, USA (with Paul Humphreys and Michael Weisberg) (March 2009)
  • Organizer of the workshop "Formal Modeling in Social Epistemology" at Tilburg University (with Carlo Martini and Jan Sprenger) (October 2008)
  • Organizer of the Workshop "Formal Methods in Philosophy" at the Sixth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Cracow, Poland (with Hannes Leitgeb) (August 2008) 
  • Organizer of the workshop "Pragmatism and Naturalism" at Tilburg University (with Maurice Schouten) (May 2008)
  • Organizer of the conference "Reduction and the Special Sciences" at Tilburg University (with Mark Colyvan, Maurice Schouten and Katie Steele) (April 2008)

Contact details
Room D 140
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 3075
Secretary+31 13 466 2773
Email s.hartmann@tilburguniversity.edu

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Last amended: 28 November 2013

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