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Stephan Hartmann

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München
Ludwigstr. 31
80539 München

Tel: +49 89 2180 3320
Fax: +49 89 2180 2902
Email: S.Hartmann @ lmu.de (remove spaces)

Stephan Hartmann is Chair of Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion at LMU Munich, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). From 2007 to 2012 he worked at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, where he was Chair in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science and Director of the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS). Before moving to Tilburg, he was Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Director of LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science. He is President of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA, 2013-2015) and President of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (ESAP, 2014-2017). His primary research and teaching areas are philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, formal epistemology, and social epistemology. Hartmann published numerous articles and the book Bayesian Epistemology (with Luc Bovens) that appeared in 2003 with Oxford University Press. His current research interests include formal social epistemology (especially models of deliberation, norm emergence, and pluralistic ignorance), the philosophy and psychology of reasoning, intertheoretic relations, and (imprecise) probabilities in quantum mechanics. He is also working on the book Bayesian Philosophy of Science (with Jan Sprenger), which is under contract with Oxford University Press.

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation produced a film about me and my work.
If you are interested, click here for the English version and here for the German version. I discuss some of my work in this podcast (in German). Here is an interview with me in the Reasoner. Another interview can be found here (English) and here (German). An interview with Cogito, the journal of LMU's philosophy students, can be found here. For a recent account of my work, click here for the English version and here for the German version. A feature story (in German) about me, which appeared in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, can be found here.

Together with Hannes Leitgeb I am currently teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy. MOOCs in general and our course in particular were recently discussed in a film on German TV (click here to watch the film) and in Deutschlandradio Kultur (click here to listen to the broadcast). For a discussion of learning and teaching in a global classroom, have a look at this article in Lab Times.