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Rinner, Stefan

Dr. Stefan Rinner

External Member (Hamburg)


Mailing Address:
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Philosophisches Seminar
Überseering 35, Postfach #4
22297 Hamburg


Further Information

Stefan Rinner completed a Masters (2010) and a PhD degree (2016) in philosophy, each at the University of Salzburg, where he also works as an External Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy. In 2010 he received a Scholarship of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Bozen on the basis of which he did research on his doctoral thesis at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg. In 2017 he joint the MCMP as a post-doctoral fellow with a Fritz-Thyssen Research Grant.

Research Interests

Stefan Rinner's research interests are in philosophy of language (propositional attitude reports, theories of meaning, semantic externalism), philosophy of mind (propositional attitudes) and epistemology (skepticism, brain-in-a-vat thought experiments).


In 2010 Stefan Rinner was awarded the Prize of the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research (Würdigungspreis).


  • ''Recanati on 'That'-clauses''', Res Philosophica (forthcoming)
  • “Kripkes kausale Theorie der Bezugnahme”, Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung (2019)
  • “Brains in Vats and Semantic Externalism: New Hope for the Skeptic”, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy (2016).