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Reutlinger, Alexander

Dr. phil. habil. Alexander Reutlinger

Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat)


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

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 130
80539 München

Office hours:
Office hours by appointment (Room 130)


Further Information

Alexander Reutlinger earned an M.A. in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2008, he obtained a Dr. phil. from the University of Cologne in 2011, and he completed his Habilitation in philosophy at LMU Munich in 2017. Alexander has held positions as a visiting fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science (University of Pittsburgh) and as a postdoctoral research fellow within the research group Causation and Explanation in Cologne (funded by the German Research Council, DFG). In October 2013, Alexander joined the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the LMU Munich.

Research Interests

Alexander's research is concerned with topics in philosophy of science and neighboring areas of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, ethics and political philosophy.

Alexander's research topics include:

  • Social Limitations of Science (biases in science, science skepticism, objectivity, expertise, academic freedom)
  • Aspects of Scientific Explanation (non-causal and causal explanations, explanation and understanding, how-possibly explanations)
  • Interpreting Models (idealizations, toy models, computer simulations)
  • Between Explication and Metaphysics of Science (causation, ceteris paribus laws, probabilities)

Further Activities

Alexander received the teaching award (Preis für gute Lehre) for the academic year 2016/17.

 Organization of Conferences and Workshops (selected)

Recent and Forthcoming Publications


Edited Volumes

  • Reutlinger, A. and Saatsi, J. (eds.) (2018) Explanation Beyond Causation. Philosophical Perspectives on Non-Causal Explanations, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Reutlinger, A. and Unterhuber, M. (eds.) (2014) Ceteris Paribus Laws Revisited, Special Issue of Erkenntnis, Volume 79, Issue 10.

Selected Research Papers

Selected Survey Papers

Selected Book Reviews

Media and Outreach


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