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prof. dr. S. (Stephan) Hartmann

Teacher, Instructor , Lecturer 

Tilburg School of Humanities
Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science


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

Tel: +49 89 2180 3320
Fax: +49 89 2180 2902


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.


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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Last amended: 28 November 2013