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Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel

Lehrstuhl für Erkenntnistheorie, Philosophie der Neuzeit und Gegenwart

Curriculum Vitae:    (PDF version available in German  and English )  

News / office hours

  • Research semester in winter semester 19/20
  • The next surgery  will be held on  from 12 to 13 pm March 23 (Monday)  instead.
  • In the  summer semester 2020  , the  office hours  take place on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 12 noon to 1 pm Please register with the helpers a few days in advance (contact below). In April, the first consultation hour does not start until April 20!
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  • of the International Center for Philosophy NRW,  IZPH
  • and the   Center for Science and Thought  ,   CST


  • Office address: 
    University of Bonn, Institute for Philosophy / International Center for Philosophy NRW (IZPH) 
    Chair for Epistemology, Philosophy of the Modern and Present 
    Poppelsdorfer Allee 28, D-53115 Bonn
  • Telephone: +49 [0] 228 73-5067
  • Fax: +49 [0] 228 73-62051
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  • Room: 1st floor, room no. 1.001
  • Consultation hours  see "News" on this page 

Courses in the current semester

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Secretariat / Assistant

For general inquiries (eg about courses, examinations, submission of homework, office hours), please contact the 
Assistants  : 1st floor, room no.1.008, phone: +49 [0] 228 73-62050
Opening times: Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm
for all further inquiries please contact
Ground floor, room no. 0.002, phone +49 [0] 228 73-3710
Opening times: Mon-Fri 10 am - 1 pm

Scientific staff / supervised doctoral and habilitation projects

  • PD Dr. Stephan Zimmermann  (  habilitation with the title:  Living with Others. Investigation of the ontology of the social)

Auxiliary staff

1st floor, room no.1.008, phone: +49 [0] 228 73-62050
  • Philipp Bohlen (WHF)
  • Sandra Kornhof (WHF)
  • Guofeng Su (WHK)

Guests / postdocs at the chair

  • Dr. Maryse Ouellet  (Quebec Science Foundation - Society and Culture, FRQSC)
    Postdoctoral fellow from 1.5.18 to 30.4.20
  • Dr. Georg Oswald (Thyssen Foundation)
    postdoctoral fellow from December 1st, 2018 to November 30th, 2019
  • Dr. Laura Molina Molina (DAAD)
    postdoc and scholarship holder from 1.4.19 to 28.2.20
  • Dr. Alexandre Couture-Mingheras (Thyssen Foundation)
    Postdoctoral fellow and scholarship holder from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
  • Dr. David Zapero  (DAAD and AvH)
    Postdoc from 1.9.14 - 29.2.16 as part of the PRIME (Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience) funding program at the Institute of Philosophy with Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel, including a sponsored stay abroad from October 1, 14 to September 30, 2015 at the University of Chicago. 
    Scholarship holder (AvH) from 1.3.16 - 28.2.18
  • Dr. G. Anthony Bruno (AvH)
    Scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 1.12.13 - 30.11.15 
    Organizer and project manager of the conference "Skeptical Solutions: Provocations of Philosophy", Bonn, until the end of 2015 with the help of a financial grant from the DFG
  • Dr. dres. Diana Khamis (DAAD)
    scholarship holder from 1.4.15 - 31.3.16
  • Dr. Andrew James Cooper (DAAD)
    scholarship holder from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
  • Dr. Alex Englander (FTS)
    scholarship holder of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 
    research project "Hegel on self-knowledge and rational freedom"
  • Dr. Andrés Felipe Parra Ayala (DAAD)
    scholarship holder from 1.10.15 - 30.9.16
  • Dr. Luca Corti (DAAD)
    scholarship holder from 1.1.16 - 31.10.16

Personal data

  • Born on April 6, 1980 in Remagen, Germany
  • married to Stefanie Gabriel, b. Boens, two daughters

Priorities in research and teaching

  • Historical        
    Ancient philosophy, Kant and German idealism (Fichte, Schelling, Hegel), 20th century philosophy (Heidegger, Wittgenstein, analytical and postanalytical philosophy)
  • Systematically  
    Epistemology, metaphysics / ontology, philosophy of religion, aesthetics

academic career

  • 03-06 / 2005
    Visiting researcher at the University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 05 / 2006-06 / 2008
    first a research assistant, then a temporary academic adviser at the Philosophical Seminar at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg
  • 07 / 2008-06 / 2009
    Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Department of Philosophy of the New School for Social Research in New York City, USA (tenure offer with promotion to associate professor rejected)
  • since 07/2009
    Chair of Epistemology / Philosophy of the Modern Era and the Present at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn
  • since 2012
    Director of the International Center for Philosophy, University of Bonn
  • 2012-2013
    Deputy Director at the Käte Hamburger College "Law as Culture", University of Bonn

University education

  • 1999-2000   
    Master's degree in philosophy, classical philology (Greek) and modern German literary studies at the Fern-Universität Hagen (in addition to the civil service)
  • 2000-2002   
    Master studies in philosophy, classical philology (Greek) and German studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
  • 2002-2005   
    Degree program "Doctorate without previous degree" in the subjects philosophy, classical philology (Greek) and modern German literature at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg
  • 05/2005   
    Undergraduate doctorate with Prof. Dr. Jens Halfwassen (first reviewer) and Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Rüdiger Bubner † (second reviewer) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg with a dissertation on Schelling's late philosophy. The dissertation and rigorosa were unanimously rated summa cum laude
  • 07/2008   
    Habilitation at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg with a habilitation thesis on "Skepticism and Idealism in Antiquity"

Scholarships / Awards / Prizes

  • 2003-2005   
    first basic, then doctoral scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation
  • 07 / 2005-04 / 2006   
    Postdoc scholarship from the DAAD at the Department of Philosophy at New York University, USA, at the invitation of Prof. Crispin Wright (St. Andrews / NYU)
  • 12/2006   
    Heidelberg University Ruprecht Karls Prize (award for the dissertation)
  • 02 / 2007-06 / 2008   
    Promotion of the habilitation project "Skepticism and Idealism in Antiquity" within the framework of the elite program for postdocs at the Baden-Württemberg State Foundation 
  • since 2007       
    elected member of the Centro de filosofia in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2008-2009    
    Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University
  • acad. Year 2008/09   
    Invitation as senior fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (postponed due to my start at the New School for Social Research)
  • 02 / 2011-07 / 2011   
    Invitation as a fellow to the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), (postponed in favor of the following)
  • 04 / 2011-07 / 2012    
    Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Law as Culture", University of Bonn
  • 12 / 2012-03 / 2014   
    External Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Study (FRIAS)
  • 10/2014   
    Paolo Bozzi Award for Ontology 2014 from the University of Turin
  • 01 / 2015-03 / 2016 International Research Fellow at the "International Research Center for Philosophy" Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017-2019 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Experienced Scientists (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the Sorbonne (Paris 1) Host: Prof. Jocelyn Benoist

Visiting professors

  • 2009-2012   
    Regular guest professor at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, Italy (one compact seminar each in Italian)
  • 09/2010   
    University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail (Stage d'intégration; "European Philosophy")
  • 03/2011   
    École Normale Superieure in Paris, France (Stage d'intégration; "European Philosophy")
  • 04/2011       
    University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 07 / 2011-09 / 2011   
    University of Fortaleza (The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)), Brazil
  • 10/2011   
    Venice International University (at the invitation of the LMU Munich); Seminar on my book  Transcendental Ontology
  • 04-05 / 2012   
    Department of Philosophy, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 09 / 2012-10 / 2012   
    PUC-Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 01 / 2013-05 / 2013   
    UC Berkeley, Department of Philosophy, California, USA
  • 03/2014       
    Università di Palermo
  • 01 / 2015-03 / 2016   
    Visiting researcher at the “International Research Center for Philosophy”, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 06/2015; 10/2016 
    PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 03/2017 
    Sorbonne (Paris 1), France


  • since 10/2011
    elected President of the German-Hungarian Society for Philosophy (DUG)
  • since 01/2012
    Chairman of the International Center for Philosophy, Bonn (since 2013 together with Prof. Dr. Michael Forster)
  • 2012-2013
    Deputy Director of the Käte Hamburger College "Law as Culture", Bonn
  • since 2013
    Member of the doctoral committee of the German National Academic Foundation and the selection committee of the “Johannes Zilkens Doctoral Award”        


  • American Philosophical Association (APA)
  • International Johann Gottlieb Fichte Society
  • Internationale Schelling-Gesellschaft eV
  • Society for Ancient Philosophy
  • Centro de filosofia (Lisbon)

 foreign languages

English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (very good), Ancient Greek (very good), Latin (very good), Biblical Hebrew (basic knowledge), Chinese (beginner, HSK 1 -2)

Expert activity

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Academic Foundation of the german people
  • Italian Research Foundation (CINECA) 
  • Polish Science Foundation
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • Hong Kong, The Research Grants Council



(1) Man in Myth. Studies on ontotheology, anthropology and the history of self-confidence in Schelling's "Philosophy of Mythology". Berlin / New York: De Gruyter 2006. [emerged from the dissertation] 

(2) The Absolute and the World in Schelling's Liberty.  Bonn: Bonn University Press 2006.

(2a) "L'assoluto e il mondo nella  Freiheitsschrift  di Schelling", in: Gabriel, M./Hogrebe, W .:  Predicazione e Genesi. L'assoluto e il mondo . Trad. Simone Maestrone. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier 2012, 125-174.

(3) Ancient and modern skepticism about the introduction. Hamburg: Junius 2008 [2nd Edition, 2015].

(4) At the limits of epistemology. The necessary finiteness of objective knowledge as a lesson of skepticism . Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber 2008 [2nd, revised edition, with a new epilogue, 2014]. 

          (4a)  Limits of Epistemology. The Necessary Finitude of Objective Knowledge.  Cambridge: Polity 2018.

(5) Ancient skepticism and idealism.  Frankfurt / Main: Suhrkamp 2009. [emerged from the habilitation thesis]

(5a)  Skepticism and Idealism in Ancient Philosophy.  (Translation in preparation for Oxford University Press)

(6) Coll. with Žižek, S .:  Mythology, Madness, and Laughter. Subjectivity in German Idealism . New York / London: Continuum 2009.

(6a)  Mitologia, loucura e riso. A subjetividade no idealismo alemão. Trad. Silvia Pimenta Velloso Rocha. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira 2012. 

(6b) 神話 、 狂 気 、 高尚 ド イ ツ 観 念 論 の 主体 性 [Sinwa, Kyoki, Kosho: Doitsu Kannenron niokeru Shutaisei]. Tokyo: Horinouchi Shuppan 2015.

(7) Transcendental Ontology . Essays in German Idealism New York / London: Continuum 2011 [Paperback: New York: Bloomsbury 2013].

(8) Il senso dell'esistenza. Per un nuovo realismo ontologico.  Prefazione di Maurizio Roma: Carocci 2012.

(8a)  O sentido da existência. Por um novo realismo ontológico . Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira 2016. 

(9) The knowledge of the world. An introduction to epistemology . Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber 2012 [4th Edition 2014].

(10) Why the world doesn't exist . Berlin: Ullstein 2013 [8. Edition 2013; Paperback 2015].

(10a)  Waarom de wereld does not exist.  Amsterdam: Boom 2014.

(10b)  Perché il mondo non esiste . Milan: Bompiani 2014.

(10c)  Pourqoi le monde n'existe pas . Paris: Edition Lattès 2015.

(10d)  Porque disch existe o mundo.  Lisboa: Circulo de Leitores 2014.

(10e)  Porque el mundo no existe. Barcelona: Pasado y Presente 2015 [2nd Edition 2015].

(10f)  Why the World does not Exist.  Cambridge: Polity Press 2015.

(10g)  Porque el mundo no existe.  Mexico City: Océano 2016.

(10h)  Porque o mundo disch existe.  Petrópolis / Rio de Janeiro: Editora Vozes 2016.

(10i) Chinese translation i. Publisher: Chongqing University Press.

(10j) Japanese translation i. Publisher: Tokyo, Kōdansha.

(10k) Turkish translation i. Publisher: Istanbul, Koc University Press.

(10l) Korean translation i. Published: Seoul: Open Books.

(11) meaning and existence. A realistic ontology.  Berlin: Suhrkamp 2016.

(11a)  Fields of Sense. A New Realist Ontology.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University 2015.

(11b) Spanish translation in preparation, Barcelona: Herder.

(11c) French translation in preparation, Paris: Editions du Cerf.

(12) I am not a brainPhilosophy of Mind for the 21st Century.  Berlin: Ullstein 2015 [2nd Edition 2016].

(12a)  Waarom we vrij zijn as we think - Filosofie van de geest voor de eenentwintigste eeuw.  Amsterdam: Boom 2016 [2nd Edition 2016].

(12b)  I am not a Brain. Philosophy of Mind for the 21st Century.  Cambridge: Polity Press 2017.

(12c)  Pourquoi je ne suis pas mon cerveau,  Paris: Edition Lattès 2016.

(12d)  Yo no soy mi cerebro. Filosofía de la mente para el siglo XXI , Barcelona: Pasado y Presente 2016.

(12e) Brazilian translation i. Editor: Petrópolis / Rio de Janeiro: Editora Vozes.

(12f) Korean translation i. Published: Seoul: Open Books.

(13) Метафизика или онтология? Нейтральный реализм.  Moscow: Идея Пресс 2017. [contains Russian translations of (71) and (87) with an introduction and an afterword].

(14)  Neo-existentialism. How to Conceive of the Human Mind after Naturalism`s Failure . With Contributions by Jocelyn Benoist, Andrea Kern, and Charles Taylor. Cambridge: Polity Press 2018.

(15)  The meaning of thinking . Berlin: Ullstein 2018 [2nd Edition 2019].

(16)  Le pouvoir de l'art.  Préface de Bernard Géniès. Paris: Saint-Simon 2018.

(17)  Propos realists . Paris: Vrin 2018.

(18) Coll. with Krüger, MD:  What is Reality? New realism and hermeneutic theology . Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2018.



(19) Coll. with Halfwassen, J. (ed.):  Gadamer Professorship 2006 . Wolfram Hogrebe:  "The  Reality of Thought" . Heidelberg: University Publishing House Winter 2007.

(20) Coll. mit Halfwassen, J. (ed.):  Art, Metaphysics and Mythology.  Heidelberg: University Publishing House Winter 2008.

(20a) Coll. with Correia, CJ (ed.):  Arte, Metafísica e Mitologia.  Lisbon: CFUL 2008.

(21) Coll. with Halfwassen, J./Zimmermann, S. (ed.):  Philosophy and Religion . Heidelberg: University Publishing House Winter 2010.

(22) Skepticism and Metaphysics . German magazine for philosophy, special volume 28. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2012.

(23) The New Realism.  Berlin: Suhrkamp 2014 [3rd Edition 2015].

(24) Coll. with Hogrebe, W./Speer, A. (ed.):  The new need for metaphysics. Berlin: DeGruyter 2015.

(25) Coll. with Olay, C./Ostritsch, S. (ed.):  Welt und Infinity. A German-Hungarian dialogue  in memoriam László Tengelyi. Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber 2017.

(26) Coll. with Rasmussen, A. (ed.):  German Idealism Today.  Berlin: DeGruyter 2017.


(27) “Being, man and consciousness. Trends in Recent Research on Schelling's Late Philosophy ”, in:  Philosophische Rundschau  52/4 (2005), 271-301.

(28) “Chôra as différance. Derrida's deconstructive reading of Plato's  Timaios ”, in: Fitzi, G. (ed.):  Plato in discourse. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing House 2006, 51-66.

(29) “God's transcendent execution of being. On Aristotelian ontotheology in the Λ of metaphysics ”, in:  Yearbook for Philosophy of Religion  5 (2006), 97-119.

(30) "Metafísica e mitologia", in:  Philosophica  27 (2006), 53-67.

(31) “Saber y conciencia moral. Fichte o la doble verdad del escepticismo ”, in:  Ideas y Valores  55/132 (2006), 75-99.

(32) “Hegel and Plotinus”, in: Heidemann, D./Krijnen, C. (ed.):  Hegel and the history of philosophy.  Darmstadt: Scientific Book Society 2007, 70-83.

(33) "Wolfram Hogrebe's philosophical approach", in: (14), 84-104.

(34) "On Wolfram Hogrebe's Philosophical Approach", in:  Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal  31/2 (2010), 201-223.

(35) “Art and Metaphysics in Malevich. The black square as a critique of the Platonic metaphysics of art ”, in: (15), 253-273.

(35a) "A Arte eo Nada - o Mundo segundo Malevich", in: (15a), 73-86.

(36) "Foreword", in: (15), 11-16.

(37) “On the outside world problem in antiquity. Sextus' deconstruction of representationalism and the skeptical foundation of idealism in Plotinus ”, in:  Bochumer philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter  12 (2007), 15-43.

(38) "O Budismo como movimento anti-mitológico na  Filosofia  da Mitologia  de Schelling", in: Borges, P. (ed.):  O Buda eo Budismo na cultura portuguesa e no Ocidente.  Ésquilo: Lisboa 2007, 53-63.

(39) “The metaphysical truth of skepticism in Schelling and Hegel”, in:  International Yearbook of German Idealism  5 (2007), 126-156

(40) “The Return of Ignorance. Perspectives of Contemporary Skepticism Debate ”, in:  Philosophische Rundschau  54/1 (2007), 149-178.

(41) "A ideia de Deus em Hegel", in: Xavier, ML (ed.):  A Questão de Deus na História da Filosofia.  Vol. II. Lisbon: Zéfiro 2008, 1209-1215.

(42) "Man is reflexive contingency", in: Ganten, D./Gerhardt, V./Heilinger, J.-C./ Nida-Rümelin, J. (ed.):  What is man?  Berlin / New York: De Gruyter 2008, 85-87.

(43) “On the Origin and Effect of Art”, in:  Kalliope. Journal of Literature and Art  II (2008), 35-39.

(44) “The 'Wink of God'. The Role of God's Wink in Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy and with Jean-Luc Nancy ”, in: Yearbook for Philosophy  of Religion  7 (2008), 145-173.

(44a) "A 'Advertência' de Deus. Sobre o papel da 'Advertência do último Deus' nos contributions de Heidegger e em Jean-Luc Nancy ", in: Xavier, ML (ed.):  A Questão de Deus na História da Filosofia.  Vol. II. Zéfiro: Lisbon 2008, 1267-1286

(45) “'The General Necessity of Sin and Death'. Life and Death in Schelling's Freiheitsschrift ”, in: (16), 205-219.

(46a) “'La nécessité universelle du péché et de la mort'. Vie et mort dans l'Écrit sur la liberté de Schelling ”, in:  Revue Germanique Internationale  18 (2013), 27-38.

(47) "The Art of Skepticism and the Skepticism of Art", in:  Philosophy Today  53 (2009), 58-70.

(48) "God's Transcendent Activity. Ontotheology in Metaphysics Λ “, in:  The Review of Metaphysics  250 (2009), 385-414.

(49) “The aesthetic value of skepticism in late Wittgenstein”, in: Volbers, J./Gebauer, G./Goppelsröder, F. (ed.):  Wittgenstein. Philosophy as "working on yourself".  Munich: Fink 2009, 207-222.

(50) "The Dialectic of the Absolute. Hegel's Critique of Transcendent Metaphysics ”, in: Limnatis, N. (ed.):  The Dimensions of Hegel's Dialectic . New York / London: Continuum 2009, 76-96.

(51) “Subsequent necessity. God, man and judgment in late Schelling ”, in:  Philosophisches Jahrbuch  116/1 (2009), 21-41.

(52) “Necessity or contingency? The Modal Status of Logical Space at Hegel and Schelling ”, in:  German Yearbook Philosophy  3 (2009), 385-414.

(52a) "Contingencia o necesidad? Schelling y Hegel acerca del estatus modal del espacio lógico ”, in:  Ideas y Valores  59/142 (2010), 5-24.

(52b) Contingência ou necessidade? Schelling e Hegel sobre o Estado Modal do Espaço Lógico ”, in: Correia, CJ (ed.):  A Religião eo ateísmo contemporâneo.  Lisbon 2010, 65-85.

(53) "Why the world doesn't exist", in: Fohrmann, J. (ed.):  Bonn Chronicle for the academic year 2008/2009 , academic lecture. Bonn: Print shop of the University of Bonn, 29-36.

(53a) "「 世界 は な ぜ 存在 し な い の か 」[Sekai wa naze sonzaishinainoka]", in: 神話 、 狂 気 、 高尚 ド イ ツ 観 念 論 の 主体 性 [Sinwa, Kyoki, Kosho: Doitsu Kannenutaiseiioker. Tokyo: Horinouchi Shuppan 2015.

(54) “The world as a constitutive withdrawal”, in: Kreis, G./Bromand, J. (ed.):  What cannot be said. The non-conceptual in science, art and religion.  Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2010, 85-100.

(55) "O mal radical como problema epistemológico", in:  What is man / Que é o humem? Antropologia, Estética e Teleologia em Kant.  Lisbon: CFUL 2010, 347-355.

(56) "Absolute Identity and Reflection (Kant, Hegel, McDowell)", in: Danz, Ch. (Ed.): Danz, C./Stolzenberg, J. (ed.):  System und system criticism around 1800 . Hamburg: Meiner 2011, 211-226.

(57) “Unthinkable Being and Event. The concept of being in late Schelling and late Heidegger ”, in: Hühn, L./Jantzen, J. (ed.):  Heideggers Schelling seminar (1927/28)The minutes of Martin Heidegger's seminar on Schelling's "Freiheitsschrift" (1927/28) and the files of the International Schelling Day 2006.  Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog 2011, 81-112.

(58) “Analytics of truth and ontology of the present? The late Foucault on freedom, truth and contingency ”, in: Gelhard, A./Gehring, P. (ed.):  Parrhesia. Foucault and the courage to truth.  Zurich: Diaphanes 2012, 33-47.

(59) "Autonomy, normativity and the problem of the failure of subjectivity", in: Nida-Rümelin, J./Özmen, E. (ed.): Die Welt dereason  . German Yearbook Philosophy  4 (2012), 607-624.

(60) "The finiteness of the reasons and the necessary incompleteness of the facts", in: Nida-Rümelin, J./Özmen, E. (ed.):  The world of reasons. German Yearbook Philosophy  4 (2012), 696-710.

(61) “Is the concept of God consistent with ontological evidence?”, In: Buchheim, Th./ Hermanni, F./Hutter, A./Schwöbel, Chr. (Ed.): Proof of  God as a challenge for modern reason.  Row of Collegium metaphysicum. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2012, 99-119. [2nd Edition 2017]

(62) “The foundation as the irreplaceable other of reflection. Schelling's Way Out of Idealism ”, in: Ferrer, D./Pedro, T. (ed.):  Schelling's Philosophy of Freedom. Studies in Philosophical Studies on the Essence of Human Freedom.  Würzburg: Ergon 2012, 177-190.

(62a) "Il non-fondamento come inattingibile Altro della riflessione. L'uscita di Schelling dall'idealismo ”, in:  Magazzino di Filosofia  26 (2015), 127-142.

(63) "Introduzione", in: (2a), 13-22.

(64) “O feio ea violência. Estética política em Cidade de Deus ”, in: Correia, C. (ed.):  O feio para além do belo.  Lisbon: CFUL 2012, 37-25.

(65) “Reconsiderando a falácia naturalista”, in: Beckert, C. (ed.):  Ética . Lisbon: CFUL 2012, 325-333.

(66) "Introduction", in: (17), 9-20.

(67) “Dissent and subject. From the outside world to the world problem ”, in: (17), 73-92.

(67a) "Dissenso e oggetto", in:  Rivista di Estetica  57 (2014), 29-50.

(68) “Aarhus Lectures. Schelling and Contemporary Philosophy. First Lecture: Schelling on Why There is Something Rather than Nothing in the original version ( original version ) of the  Philosophy of Revelation ", in:  SATS Northern European Journal of Philosophy , 14.01 (Nov 2013), 70-101.

(69) “Finiteness and absolute I. Heidegger's Fichtekritik ”, in:  Fichte-Studien  37 (2013), 241-261.

(69a) “Finitezza e io assoluto. La critica heideggeriana di Fichte ”, in: Le Moli, A./Palumbo, P. (ed.): Soggetività e Autocoscienza. Prospettive storico-critiche. Milano: Mimesis 2011, 151-168.

(70) "The Meaning of 'Existence' and the Contingency of Sense", in:  Speculations: A Journal of Speculative Realism IV  (2013), 74-83.

(71) "Afterword", in: Boghossian, P.  Fear of the Truth. A plea against relativism and constructivism.  Berlin: Suhrkamp 2013, 135-156.

(72) "Schelling's answer to the basic question of metaphysics in the original version of the philosophy of revelation", in: Daniel S./Lemanski, J./Hauswald, R. (ed.):  Why is there anything at all and not much more? Change and variations of a question. Hamburg: Meiner 2013, 159-188.

(73) "Is the World as Such Good? The Question of Theodicy ”, in: Hösle, V. (ed.):  Dimensions of Goodness . Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2013, 45-65.

(74) “Aarhus Lectures. Schelling and Contemporary Philosophy. Second Lecture: Schelling's Ontology in the Freedom Essay ”, in: SATS:  Northern European Journal of Philosophy  15/1 (2014), 75-98. 

(75) "Existence, Realistically Thought", in: (18), 171-199.

(76) "The New Ontological Realism", in: (19), 189-199.

(77) "Is the hairpin a realistic design", in: Espinet, D./Hildebrandt, T. (ed.):  Searching for design: marginalization of Heidegger's design thinking . Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag 2014, 87-106.

(77a) "Le Tournant est il un projet réaliste?", In:  Les Cahiers philosophiques de Strasbourg  36/2 (2014), 215-242.

(77b) "Is Heidegger's 'Turn' a Realist Project?", In:  Meta. Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy , Special Issue 2014, 44-73.

(78) “Neutral Realism”, in:  Philosophisches Jahrbuch  121 (II / 2014), 352-372 [again published in: Buchheim, T. (ed.):  Jahrbuch-Controversen  2. Markus Gabriel: Neutral Realismus . Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber 2016, 11-31].

(78a) "Neutral Realism", in: The Monist 98/2, 181-196.

(78b) "「 中立 的 な 実 在 論 」『 現代 思想 』[Churitsuteki na Jitsuzairon]", in  Gendai Shiso  1 (2016), 86-105.

(78c) “Pour un réalisme neutre”, French translation appears in an anthology on  Les Nouveaux Réalismes , Paris: Vrin.

(78d) "Realismo neutral", in:  MicroMega. Almanacco di Filosofia  7 (2016).

(78e) "Нейтральный реализм", in: (13), 52-105.

(79) "The Philosophy of Time in Schelling's Ages", in:  Journal of International Philosophy. Extra Issue  5 (2014), 40-55.

(80) "The Ontology of Predication in Schelling's Die Weltalter", in:  Schelling Studies: International Journal of Classical German Philosophy  2 (2014), 3-20.

(81) "Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling", in: Forster, M./Gjesdal, K. (ed.):  The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century German Philosophy.  Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015, 88-107.

(82) "Hegel's concept of the concept and the form-content problem", in: Drilo, K. / Hutter, A. (ed.):  Speculation and concept in Hegel's encyclopedic system. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2015, 7-27.

(83) “Aarhus Lectures. Schelling and Contemporary Philosophy - Third Lecture: The Prospects of Schelling's Critique of Hegel ”, in: SATS:  Northern European Journal of Philosophy  16/1 (2015), 114–137.

(84) "Knowledge and Imagination", in:  Eleusis  1 (2015), 22-31.

(85) "Replicas on Beisbart, García, Gerhardt and Koch", in:  Philosophisches Jahrbuch  122/2 (2015), 478-521 [again published in: Buchheim, T. (ed.):  Jahrbuch-Controversen 2. Markus Gabriel: Neutral realism.  Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber 2016, 106-149].

(86) "Replicas of Diehl / Rosefeldt, Hübner, Rödl and Stekeler-Weithofer", in:  Philosophisches Jahrbuch  123/1 (2016), 162-219 [again published in: Buchheim, T. (ed.):  Jahrbuch- Controversy 2. Markus Gabriel: Neutral Realism . Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber 2016, 165-222].

(87) "For a non-naturalistic realism", in: Marszalek, M./Mersch, D. (ed.): Let us be realistic. New realisms and documentarisms in philosophy and art , Zurich / Berlin: Diaphanes 2016, 59-88.

(87a) "Por un realismo no naturalista", in  Argumenta Philosophica  1 (2016), 31-49.

(87b) "Por un realismo Künst naturalista", in  Philosophica  48 (2016), 9-30.

(87c) "Per un realismo non-naturalistisco" published in:  Rivista di Aestetica .

(88) "Perché il mondo non esiste", in: Adina, T./Barbero, C. (ed.):  Ermeneutica, estetica, ontologia.  Bologna 2016, 195-211.

(89) “The Meaning of Religion”, in: Meyer-Blanck, M .:  History and God. XV. European Theology Congress  (September 14-18, 2014 in Berlin). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2016, 58-75.

(90) "Facts instead of fossils - new vs. Speculative Realism ”, in:  Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (ZMK)  7/2 (2016), 187-204.

(91) "What Kind of an Idealist (if any) is Hegel?", In:  Hegel-Bulletin  27/2 (2016), 181-208.

(92) "Belief and Knowledge - Back to Ontotheology?", In: Kühnlein, M. (ed.):  God and Mind. In an interdisciplinary discussion with Volker Gerhardt.  Baden-Baden: Nomos 2016, 91-102.

(93) “Vital materialism” in: Doll, N. / Bredekamp, ​​H. / Schäffner, W. (ed.) + Ultra. design creates knowledge.  Leipzig: EA Seemann 2016, 59-64.

(94) "Metaphysics or Ontology", in: Perspectives of Philosophy.  New Yearbook  42 (2016), 73-93.

(94a) "Metafisica o Ontologia?", In: EPEKEINA. International Journal of Ontology. History and Critics  5/1 (2015), 1-25.

(94b) "Метафизика или онтология?", In: (13), 4-51.

(95) “Sinnfeldontologie or reformed metaphysics? Replica on Le Moli ”, in:  Perspectives of Philosophy. New Yearbook  42 (2016), 110-125.

(96) "La ontología trascendental en contexto", in: Ramírez, MT (ed.):  El Nuevo Realismo. La Filosofía del Siglo XXI.  Mexico City / Buenos Aires / Barcelona: Siglo Veintiuno Editores 2016, 112-150.

(97) "Por qué el mundo no existe", in: Ramírez, MT (ed.):  El Nuevo Realismo. La Filosofía del Siglo XXI.  Mexico City / Buenos Aires / Barcelona: Siglo Veintiuno Editores 2016, 151-169.

(98) "Facts, Social Facts, and Sociology", in: Gephart, W./Suntrup, J. (ed.):   The Normative Structure of Human Civilization. Readings in John Searle's Social Ontology.  Frankfurt / Main: Klostermann 2017, 49-68.

(99) "Space and Field", in: Espinet, D./Keiling, T./Mirkovic, N. (ed.):  Experience space. Epistemological, ethical and aesthetic approaches.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2017, 13-29.

(100) "Luther's ambiguous concept of freedom / Luther's discordant concept of freedom", in: Smerling, W. (ed.):  Luther and the avant-garde. Contemporary art in the old prison in Wittenberg with special presentations in Berlin and Kassel / Luther and the avant-garde. Contemporary Art in the Old Prison in Wittenberg with Special Presentations in Berlin and Kassel.  Cologne: Wienand 2017, 51-59.

(101) “Meaning, Existence and the Transfinite”, in: (20), 187-204.

(102) "If the world does not exist, can there be God?", In: Liessmann, KP (ed.):  About God and the World. Philosophize in troubled times.  Vienna: Paul Zsolnay Verlag 2017, 125-138.

(103) “Replicas”, in: Gaitsch, P./Lehmann, S./Schmidt, P. (ed.):  A discussion with Markus Gabriel. Phenomenological positions on New Realism.  Vienna / Berlin: Turia + Kant 2017, 217-258.

(104) "A Very Heterox Reading of the Lord-Servant Allegory in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit", in: Gabriel, M./Rasmussen, A. (ed.):  German Idealism Today . Berlin: DeGruyter 2017, 95-120.

(105) "What does 'thinking' mean? Heidegger and the Problem of Philosophy in Reflections II-XI ”, in:  Espinet, D./Figal, G./Keiling, T./Mirkovic, N. (ed.): Heidegger's“ Black Booklets ”in context. History, politics, ideology.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2018, 173-194.

(106) “Ontology”, in: Schürmann, E. / Spanknebel, S./Wittwer, H. (ed.):  Plurality of philosophy. Controversial concepts, methods, disciplines.  Freiburg / Munich: Karl Alber  Forms and Fields of Philosophizing. Concepts, methods, disciplines . Freiburg: Karl Alber 2017, 122-141.

(107) “Limits of Realism? Recent Linguistic-Philosophical Objections to Semantic Realism ”, in: Felder, E./Gardt, A. (ed.):  Reality or Construction? Theoretical and interdisciplinary aspects of an explosive alternative. Berlin / New York: DeGruyter 2018, 45-65.

(108) "Ilusión y paradoja en la Primera Meditación", in: Zuluaga, M. (ed.): Descartes: Primera Meditación  ( current edition  ).

(109) "What is (the) Reality", in (18), 63-118.

(110) “Die Welt der Welten”, in: Kühnhardt, L./Mayer, T. (ed.):  Bonn Encyclopedia of Globality. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2017,  53-63.

(111) "Publicity and New Realism - Let us chase away the specter of postmodernity!", In: Dürnberger, M. (ed.):  Publics . Innsbruck: Tyrolia 2018, 9-22.

(112) "Space and Field", in: Espinet, D./Keiling, T./Mirkovic, N. (ed.):  Experience space. Epistemological, ethical and aesthetic approaches. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2017, 13-30
(113) "être vrai", in:  philosophiques. Revue de la Société philosophie du Québec  45/1 (2018), 239-248.
(114) "Concepts et objets dans les" nouveaux réalismes "", in:  Critique. Revue générale des publications françaises et étrangères. 72/862 (2019), 202-214.


(115) "Schelling on the Compatibility of Freedom and Systematicity", in: Bruno, GA (ed.):  Schelling's Philosophy: Freedom, Nature, and Systematicity . Oxford: Oxford University Press (published 2018). 

(116) "Overcoming Locality Skepticism by Abandoning the World", in: Bruno, GA / Rutherford, AC (ed.):  Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries.  London: Routledge 2018, 248-264.


(117) “Erwin Sonderegger: Proclus. Basic course on unity. Fundamentals of the Neoplatonic World ”, in:  Philosophische Rundschau 51 (2004), 268-270.

(118) "Wilhelm G. Jacobs: Reading Schelling", in:  Philosophisches Jahrbuch  112/2 (2005), 451-453.

(119) "Michelle Kosch: Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard", in:  Archives for the History of Philosophy  89 (2007), 93-98.

(120) "Anton Friedrich Koch: Experiment on Truth and Time", in:  Journal for Philosophical Research  4 (2008), 598-602.

(121) "Stanley Cavell", in: Jordan, S./Mojsisch, B. (ed.):  Philosophenlexikon.  Stuttgart: Reclam 2009, 122-124.

(122) "Robert Pippin a) Hegel's Practical Philosophy and b) Hegel on Self-Consciousness", in:  Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus / International Yearbook of German Idealism  8 (2010), 362-370.

(123) "Knowledge, Knowledge and Justification", in:  Consider Knowledge Ethics  23/4 (2012), 513-516.

(124) "Voting rights", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What it's really about", weekly column), September 22, 2013.

(125) "Europe", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What it really is about", weekly column), September 15, 2013.

(126) "Arguments", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What it's really about", weekly column), September 8, 2013.

(127) "Science (Science)", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What it really is about", weekly column), 01.09.2013.

(128) "Ideology?", In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What It Is Really About", weekly column), August 25, 2013.

(129) "Truth", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What It's Really About", weekly column), August 18, 2013.

(130) "Zeitgeschichte", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What it really is about", weekly column), August 11, 2013.

(131) "Angst", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ("What It Really Is About", weekly column), August 4, 2013.

(132) “Thomas Nagel: Geist und Kosmos”, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 7, 2013, 

(133) "On the Sense and Nonsense of Art", in: Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany: Purchases from 2007 to 2011. The New Objectivity: Lindlar 2013, 12-20.

(134) "Knowledge and Insight", in: From Politics and Contemporary History 63 / 18-20 (2013), 3-9.

(135) "The Nazi from the Ambush", in: Die Welt, March 8th, 2014, online at Hinterhalt. html

(136) "In the hiding place of incomprehensibility", in: Die Welt, April 7th, 2014, online at: Unverstaendlichkeit.html.

(137) “Infinite things. Infinite Things ”, in: Porstmann, G. (ed.):  Stefan Heyne. Naked light. The exposure of the infinite. Exposing infinity . Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz 2014, 18-21.

(138) “Is that good art?”, In: blue. An art magazine  6 (2015), 13-14.

(139) "Impetus, Resistance, Object - Erwin Wurm between Spruce and New Realism", in: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (ed.):  Erwin Wurm. Spruce.  Baden-Baden: aga press, 98-109.

(140) "Autoengaño y ideologia", in:  La Maleta de Portbou  17 (2016), 23-31.

(141) “The world does not exist. A philosophical approach to the senses ”, in: Donzé, R./Pfister, F. (ed.):  The power of the senses. As we see, hear, touch, smell, taste . Zurich: Verlag Neue Züricher Zeitung 2016, 85-92.

(142) “Beyond the promises of salvation. Artificial intelligence and philosophy should stand up for human intelligence ”, in: German University Association (ed.): Highlights of science. An almanac. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter 2016, 59-62, as well as in:  Research and Teaching  6 (2016), 482-484.

(143) “Art and Metaphysics. Dance with me! “, In:  Kunst und Kirche  4 (2016), 4-7.

(144) "The hard problem of free will", in:  Psyche in focus  2 (2016): 38-40.

(145) "Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan (eds.),  Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience", in: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, November 25, 2018 online at: https: // ndpr. .

Organized conferences

  • 09-11 / 11/2006       
    International conference "Art, Metaphysics and Mythology" (funded by the Thyssen Foundation), Lisbon 
  • 10/31/2007        
    Panel discussion with Slavoj Žižek about "Hegel as a Death-of-God-Theologian", Heidelberg
  • 07-09 / 01/2008          
    International conference "Skepticism and Metaphysics - Historical and Systematic Approaches" (funded by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation), Heidelberg 
  • 08-10 / 05/2008          
    International Conference "Philosophy and Religion", Heidelberg
  • since 2009                   
    Annual International Summer School in German Philosophy, Bonn
  • 10/6/2011                 
    International conference "The Actuality of Schelling in the Anglo-American Debate" (funded by the Thyssen Foundation), Bonn
  • 29-30 / 11/2011          
    International conference "Philosophy, Film, and Skepticism" (funded by the DFG), Bonn 
  • 26-28 / 03/2012          
    International conference "Prospects for a New Realism", Bonn (funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Law as Culture"
  • 24-28 / 10/2012         
    "The New Need for Metaphysics", Laureate Forum of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn
  • 29-31 /          
    10/2012 "Skepticism and Intentionality", international conference in honor of James Conant (funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
  • 01-05 / 06/2015
    Workshop with John MacFarlane (UC Berkeley) on his book Assessment Relativity, co-organized with Prof. Michael Forster and Prof. Elke Brendel


Over 100 national and international lectures in the United States, England, France, Austria, Italy, Brazil, India, China, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Colombia, Hungary, Japan, Mexico 

Raised third-party funds, management / participation in third-party funded projects

Doctoral scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation
€ 37,800
Postdoctoral fellow of the DAADam Departmentof
Philosophy  from  New York University
€ 19,584
Promotion of the            habilitation project
"Skepticism and idealism in ancient times" as part of the  Elite program for postdoctoral (inn) s  of the  State Foundation of Baden-Württemberg
€ 60,000
Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (DFG), University of Heidelberg
Chair representation, financed by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Law as Culture" , University of Bonn (BMBF)
approx. € 160,000
stellvertretender  Direktor  des  Käte  Hamburger Kolleg „Recht als Kultur“, Universität Bonn
jährliches Budget:
ca. 2.000.000€
Erasmus Mundus „EuroPhilosophie“
jährliches Budget
80.700 €
Erfolgreiche Nominierung von Prof. Dr. Michael Forster (University ofChicago) für eine Alexander von Humboldt-Professur
3.500.000 €
Doktorandenkolleg   der   Deutsch-Französischen
Hochschule (DFH) frzdoktorandenkollegien-dfdk
jährliches Budget bis zu 36.000 €
seit 2014
Masterstudiengang      DFH      „Deutsche      und
Französische Philosophie der Gegenwart“
bis zu 226.000€
Betreute Promotionsvorhaben
  • Bartmann, Marius
    Titel: Das Problem der Darstellung bei Wittgenstein
    Entgegen des Hauptstroms der Interpreten soll die Kontinuität des gesamten Denkens Wittgensteins anhand des systematisch entwickelten Problems der Darstellung gezeigt werden. Dieses kann man als Problem der Artikulationsbedingungen desjenigen Standpunktes formulieren, der die Voraussetzungslogik der Standpunktbedingtheit thematisiert. Im Mittelpunkt steht daher die Frage nach der Dialektik zwischen der Metaebene, von der aus das Medium der Darstellung beobachtet wird, und deren eigener Medialität.
  • Bledowski, Jaroslaw
    Titel: Heideggers Begriff des Denkens
    Die Arbeit geht der Frage nach, was es heißt, dass der späte Martin Heidegger Denken als Hören versteht. Dazu wird im ersten Teil aufgezeigt, wie in Sein und Zeit die Konstitution von Welt und Wahrheit an eine spezifische Deutung von Intersubjektivität („Man“) und Selbst­bewusstsein („Eigentlichkeit“) geknüpft wird und diese wiederum in einer Art Hören gegründet werden. Auf diesem subjektivitäts­theoretischen Boden wird im zweiten Teil der Arbeit eine Beantwortung der Leitfrage nach dem Denken in Heideggers Spätwerk versucht.
  • Ernst, Julian
    Titel: Ungeschichte des Seyns - Die seinsgeschichtlichen Konzeptionen bei Schelling und Heidegger
  • Faizzada, Walid
    Titel: Kants Lehre vom höchsten Gut
    „Was darf ich hoffen, wenn ich nun tue, was ich soll?“ – von dieser Frage ausgehend, entwickelt Kant systematisch eine ethische Lehre, die Sollen und Wollen, Pflicht und Verlangen, Freiheit und Natur vereint und in ihrer höchsten Konkretion auf ganzmenschliche Zwecke verweist, an denen das Wohl des Menschen als Mensch geknüpft ist, und jeden Akteur verpflichtet, sich moralisch selbst zu kultivieren, d.h. der Vernunft zu gewähren, volle Gewalt über das Begehrungsvermögen zu erlangen.
  • Freytag, Philip
    Titel: Die Rahmung des Hintergrundes. Versuch einer systematischen Darstellung der Debatten zwischen Derrida und seinen Kritikern (Searle, Gadamer, Habermas)
    Die bis heute nur unzureichend aufgearbeiteten Debatten, die Derridas Philosophie mit den Argumentationen analytisch-pragmatischer (Searle), historisch-hermeneutischer (Gadamer) und historisch-kritischer (Habermas) Provenienz unterhielt, sollen systematisch-einheitlich auf ihr Verständnis von Verständigungsakten hin befragt werden. Dabei müssen gleichzeitig zwei kontroverse Aspekte Berücksichtigung finden: Das konstitutive Angewiesensein von Verständigungsakten auf geteilte Hintergrundannahmen und deren potentielle Infragestellung.
  • Held, Lukas
    Titel: Anthropologie und Skeptizismus. Hans Blumenberg, Odo Marquard und die Forschungsgruppe Poetik und Hermeneutik
    In meiner Dissertation möchte ich eine genealogische Untersuchung der interdisziplinären Forschungsgruppe Poetik und Hermeneutik (Aktivitäten von 1960-1990) sowie einen kritischen Vergleich mit dem philosophischen Moment der 60er und 70er Jahre der Philosophie in Frankreich unternehmen, d.h. die gemeinsamen Wurzeln aufdecken. Den mythologischen und skeptischen Schriften Hans Blumenbergs und Odo Marquards (als antreibende Kräfte der Forschungsgruppe) gilt dabei meine besondere Aufmerksamkeit. Es geht darum zu zeigen, dass die Mitglieder von Poetik und Hermeneutik als Reaktion auf die Frankfurter Schule sich einer Art von Skepsis und philosophischer Anthropologie zuwenden, die ihre Wurzeln in der Schelling’schen Philosophie hat.
  • Hesper, Axel
    Titel: Vom Begriff zum Zeichen. Versuch über das Denken Josef Simons
    Seit ihren Anfängen lehrt die Philosophie den Vorrang des Seins vor den Zeichen, auf die es letztlich nicht so sehr ankomme (Arbitrarität der Zeichenrelation). Die „Philosophie des Zeichens“ von Josef Simon bedenkt dagegen den Umstand, daß nicht „das Bezeichnen ein sekundärer Akt ist, sondern die Beurteilung des Bezeichneten als ‚seiend‘“. Das ist die strengste Form der Aufhebung aller Ontologie. Diese findet auch nicht quasi durch die Hintertür doch wieder in die Philosophie, weil angeblich nach einer Philosophie des Zeichens alles Zeichen sein müsse. Ein verstandenes Zeichen geht in seinem momentanen, temporären Verstanden- bzw. Begriffensein nicht auf, sondern bleibt stehen für weiteres, anderes Verstehen.
  • Heßeler, Philipp Johannes
    Organon und Selbstbezug. Kunstphilosophische Überlegungen zu F.W.J. Schellings System des transzendentalen Idealismus

    Mit dem programmatischen Schlussteil des Systems des transzendentalen Idealismus weist Schelling der Kunst eine bis heute exzeptionelle Stellung zu. Die Kunst, und nicht länger die Logik, gilt als „das einzig wahre und ewige Organon [...] und Dokument der Philosophie“. Diese sog. Organon-Theorie der Kunst steht im Zentrum meiner Arbeit. In einem ersten Schritt soll die der Kunst zugeschriebene Beglaubigungsinstanz, ihre Dokument-Funktion, erläutert werden. Dies soll an Hand einer Werkinterpretation zweier Gemälde Piet Mondrians gelingen. In einem zweiten Schritt soll dann auf der Grundlage der Ergebnisse der Werkanalyse die Organon-Funktion der Kunst untersucht werden. Es gilt die Frage zu beantworten, inwieweit Schelling selbst in seiner eigenen philosophischen Praxis von dem von ihm entwickelten Kunstwerkzeug Gebrauch gemacht hat.
  • Inghisciano, Nicola
    Titel: Metalogischer Realismus. Eine nicht-korrelationistische Lesart der Hegel'schen Logik
    In seinem Buch "Après la finitude" (das sog. "Manifest" des spekulativen Realismus) argumentiert Quentin Meillassoux gegen den Korrelationismus, d.h. die Idee, dass uns nur die Korrelation von Denken und Sein zugänglich ist. Als Beispiel eines starken Korrelationismus führt er den Idealismus Hegels an. Dabei unterliegt Meillassoux diversen interpretatorischen Missverständnissen. Im ersten Teil analysiere ich einige dieser Interpretationsfehler. Im zweiten Teil verteidige ich die These, dass, auch wenn Hegel in der "Phänomenologie des Geistes" das Bewusstsein der Korrelation von Denken und Sein theoretisiert, man es in der Logik mit einem metalogischen Realismus zu tun hat. Hegels Logik zeigt sich als Theorie der Wahrheit, welch letztere - im Gegensatz zur Meillassoux Deutung - unabhängig davon ist, dass ein Subjekt sie denkt.
  • Khamis, Diana
    Title: To the Unprethinkable and back Again. Schelling between Gabriel and Grant

    The thesis will engage late Schelling's critique of Kant's transcendental ideal, approaching the transcendental ideal as a starting point for constructing what Schelling calls “positive philosophy”. In Schelling's late work, the transcendental ideal is transformed into the unprethinkable, the unlimited potency of being, which stands in a relationship of identity to the really existing potency - the ground from which everything springs. In light of this relationship of identity between potencies - which maps exactly the relationship between the positive and negative philosophies - this thesis will attempt to articulate the double series potentiated by the two potencies (and accounted for in the two philosophies): the series of conceptual determination and the series of material production - the real and the ideal. For the purposes of this articulation, moreover, the thesis will use the philosophical space outlined by Markus Gabriel (whereby the unprethinkable is a springboard against which predication takes place) on one hand and that outlined by Iain Hamilton Grant (whereby nature is potentiated to produce concepts). It is in the interference patch between these spaces, and from the identity of potencies as starting-point that the first steps in construction of positive philosophy taken in this thesis wants unfold.

  • Kötter, Max
    Title: Motivational Difference. Studies on practice, processuality and freedom at Hegel and Schelling.
    Practice, initially understood as purposeful action, is always characterized by a specific difference, which can be described in all simplicity as the difference between what is now  the case and what should  be , ie the purpose of an action. Metatheoretically, the question of the role of this motivational difference in the implementation  of theory could now be  asked, provided that theory is understood as an actuously performed practice, and of the consequences of this gaze for classical content-related claims of philosophical practice. Both Hegel's  logic  and Schelling's  Freiheitsschrift are  read as motivated by this meta-theoretical perspective.
  • Maestrone, Simone Luca
    Title: Entropy and System. The becoming god in Schelling's middle philosophy
  • Rutherford, AC
    Title: Plato's concept of  episteme  as non-propositional knowledge.
    This thesis will defend a non-propositional interpretation of the Platonic notion of  episteme , with the aim of showing that such an interpretation is better equipped to account for Plato's manner of problematizing the grounds of sufficient knowledge, as well as being better able to make sense of his positive account of the characteristics of the varieties of knowledge. Furthermore, this reading has the potential to make Platonic epistemology relevant to contemporary debates in epistemic justification.
  • Schmitt, Dorothee
    Title: The Self-Abolition Argument: Relativism in the Current Philosophical Debate
    The first goal of the work is to present the common types of self-annulment arguments against relativism, together with an assessment of the chances of success of such arguments. Examination of the types of reasoning shows that none of them are able to refute relativism as such, but that they do show that some relativistic theories are inconsistent. The second goal, therefore, is to outline in the passage through the various forms of argumentation what a relativistic theory must avoid if it wants to avoid the charge of self-abolition.
  • Stockhausen, Mirco
    Title: To be and to think - Wolfgang Cramer and the question of the possibility of transcendental ontology
    Transcendental theory and ontology do not seem to have any constitutive relationship in the history of philosophy. This work is devoted to the question of whether Wolfgang Cramer knew how to develop such a connection. It must be clarified whether he was able to pose the basic question of being anew in order to advance to a remarkable quality of the answer, which may be characterized by itto have seen the conditions of the possibility of ontology in and through an ontology.
  • Su,  Guofeng
    Title: The Problem of the Truth of Art in Kant
    Unlike the first criticism, in which the function of the mind is seen as an application of the concepts to a variety of data, the third criticism sees the function of the mind as a direction for the imagination, e.g. when we see a white dove to think directly of peace. The two different functional provisions describe the difference between scientific knowledge and art or aesthetic judgment. The following is about reflective judgment as a mediator between imagination and reason.
  • Visarius, Julian
    Title: Cognitivist Theories of Aesthetics on Arthur C. Danto and Nelson Goodman
    In the middle of the 20th century, a stream of analytical philosophers devoted to aesthetics developed. Two of their most prominent representatives are Arthur C. Danto and Nelson Goodman. But what does cognitivistic-analytical aesthetics do to answer the central question of philosophical aesthetics: "What is art?" Or does philosophical aesthetics - to speak to Nelson Goodman - have to ask another question: "When is art?"
  • Wald, Conrad
    Title: Wittgenstein 'take the word for it': continuity, discontinuity and the conception of philosophy and its method (s) in the  Tractatus logico-philosophicus  and the  philosophical studies