Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)

Breadcrumb Navigation

Bowker, Mark

Dr. Mark Bowker

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 125
D-80539 München



Further Information

Mark Bowker attained his PhD from the University of St Andrews in June 2016. In August 2016 he started a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). His MCMP project is entitled 'Information-Dependence and Rich Semantic Content'.

Research Interests

Mark’s interests focus on semantics and pragmatics, including context-sensitivity, domain restriction, indexicals, communication, common ground, and ellipsis. He is particularly interested in the nature and role of semantic content, arguing in his PhD thesis that the sentences of natural language have no semantic content.

Further Activities

Mark has worked as the Associate Researcher at St Leonard School, St Andrews. His primary responsibility was to devise a series of lectures, which were delivered to two classes of high-school students as part of the International Baccalaureate course Theory of Knowledge. His Philosophy of Language course focused on context-sensitivity, implicature, vagueness, and reference.


Mark’s current project is sponsored by LMU through Kristina Liefke's LMU Junior Research Fund project 'Rich Situated Natural Language Content'. Mark received various awards and fellowships during his time at the University of St Andrews. His PhD research was fully funded by the AHRC.