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Hartmann, Stephan

Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann

Chair and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31/I
Raum 134 (registration at the administration office)
D-80539 München

Phone: + 49 (0)89 2180 3320


Office hours:
By appointment.


Further Information

Stephan Hartmann completed a Diploma in Physics (1991), a Master in Philosophy (1991), and a PhD degree in Philosophy (1995), each at Justus-Liebig University Giessen. In autumn 2012 he became Chair of Philosophy of Science, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the LMU Munich. Before that he taught at Tilburg University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Konstanz. He had visiting appointments at the University of California at Irvine and Lund University and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He was President of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA, 2013-2017) and of the European Society for Analytical Philosophy (ESAP, 2014-2017). For more information, visit his webpage.

Research Interests

Stephan Hartmann's main research areas are philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, formal epistemology, social epistemology and (Bayesian) cognitive science. He published numerous articles and the books Bayesian Epistemology (with Luc Bovens, OUP 2003) and Bayesian Philosophy of Science (with Jan Sprenger, OUP 2019). His current research interests include the philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, the philosophy of physics (esp. the philosophy of open quantum systems) and formal social epistemology (esp. models of deliberation). For more information, visit his webpage

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

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