Research

List of Projects

Organisation of Conferences and Workshops

  • 2022: panel discussion “Re-Kalibrierung – Wissenschaftskommunikation im digitalen Wandel”, co-organiser Dr. Klaus Erlach (Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart), Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart
  • 2021: panel discussion „Kalibrierung der Wissenschaften – Wohin führt uns die Digitalisierung?“, co-organiser Dr. Klaus Erlach (Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart), online via Zoom
  • 2021: interdisciplinary workshop “Wissenschaft im digitalen Raum – Erkenntnis in Filterblasen?” , co-organiser Dr. Klaus Erlach (Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart), online via Zoom, further information
  • 2020: online kick-off meeting regarding the workshop “Wissenschaft im digitalen Raum – Erkenntnis in Filterblasen?” at the University of Stuttgart, co-organiser Dr. Klaus Erlach (Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart)
  • 2017: Int. conference of the Society of Philosophy and Technology “SPT 2017 – The Grammar of Things” at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, programme committee
  • 2017: Int. workshop “Visual Reasoning – Visual Arguments” at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany, co-organiser Dr. Martin Langanke (University of Greifswald). Conference poster (bs_2017-05-05_visual-reasoning).
  • 2013: Symposium “On the Indispensability of Visual Information in Science” in the context of the int. conference “Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks” at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2013: Panel “The Epistemic Value of Visual Data” in the context of the int. conference “Dimensions of Measurement” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, ZIF) in Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2008: Int. conference “Scientific Knowledge in the Context of Thought Style and Paradigm – Ludwik Fleck and Thomas S. Kuhn on the Development of Scientific Knowledge” at the Centre for the Philosophy of Science (Zentrum für Wissenschaftstheorie ZfW), University of Münster, Germany, co-organiser: Dr. Christian Suhm (University of Münster)
  • 2007: Workshop “Münstersche Vorlesungen zur Philosophie”, Guest: Richard Swinburne (University of Oxford), University of Münster, Germany, co-organisers: Dr. Sebastian Schmoranzer and Dr. Christian Weidemann (University of Münster)
  • 2007: Int. conference “The Nature of Scientific Evidence” at the Centre for the Philosophy of Science (Zentrum für Wissenschaftstheorie ZfW), University of Münster, Germany, co-organiser: Dr. Christian Suhm (University of Münster)
  • 2005: Workshop “Geisteswissenschaften im Internet”, University of Hamburg, Germany

Talks and Presentations

  1. Digitalisierte Wissenschaftspraxis = Digitalisierte Wissensproduktion?, talk in the context of the workshop of “AG Philosophie der Digitalität”, online via Zoom (invited talk), September 2022
  2. Talking (about) art, talk in the context of the symposion “Art, Knowledge, and Art-Mediation”, documenta fifteen, Kassel (invited talk), August 2022
  3. Epistemische Arbeitsteilung und die Folgen der Digitalisierung, talk at the research colloquium of the department of philosophy at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (invited talk), June 2022.
  4. Vermessene Expertise, talk at the department of philosophy, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (invited talk), May 2022. Download slides here!
  5. Trusting science? Challenges by social dynamics and new technologies, talk at conference “SAS Conference 2021 – Trust in Science”, online via Zoom (Call for Papers), October 2021
  6. ‘Wissenschaft in Unordnung’ – gefiltertes Wissen als Basis demokratischer Entscheidungsprozesse?, talk at the workshop “Wissenschaft im digitalen Raum – Erkenntnis in Filterblasen?”, online via Zoom, July 2021. Download slides here!
  7. Just a BIT more… The division of epistemic labour in the digital world, talk at the department of philosophy, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (invited talk), April 2021
  8. Auf den Schultern von…? Datenbanken und epistemische Arbeitsteilung, talk at the kick-off-meeting of the workshop “Wissenschaft im digitalen Raum – Erkenntnis in Filterblasen?”, online via Zoom, November 2020
  9. Fotografie: moralischer Blick – ästhetische Distanz, talk in the context of the lecture series “Kunst und Moral”, University of Stuttgart, November 2019
  10. Das Nicht-Propositionale im Bild: Begriffs- und Stilbildung im Prozess des visuellen Lernens, talk at the “Zweites Tübinger Symposium zu aktuellen Aspekten der philosophischen Bildtheorie: Bildobjekt und Bildsujet”, University of Tübingen, Germany (invited lecture), July 2019
  11. On trusting virtual experts, talk at the workshop „Epistemic Trust in the Epistemology of Expert Testimony“ at the Center for Applied Philosophy of Science and Key Qualifications (ZiWiS), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen (talk after call for papers), March 2019
  12. Das Neue im Blick: Begriffe – Bilder – Erkenntnisse, talk at the faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria (invited lecture), July 2018
  13. ‘I see’ means I understand, talk at the Ninth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts, Brussels, Belgium (invited lecture, keynote), June 2018. Download slides here!
  14. Aussicht auf Einsicht? Visuelle Repräsentationen im Prozess des Verstehens, talk at Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (invited lecture), June 2018
  15. Challenging the Objectivity of Science: Theory-Ladenness of Observation, talk at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Tilburg University, Netherlands (invited lecture), April 2018
  16. “… ich mach’ mir die Welt, wie sie mir gefällt”? Wahrheit und Wissenschaft, talk at the workshop “Konkurrierende Wahrheiten – Die Frage nach der Wahrheit in der Philosophie und den Religionen” at Erbacher Hof, Mainz, Germany (invited lecture), January 2018
  17. Aus Bildern lernen? Zum Verhältnis von Visualistät und Kognition, talk at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Department of Philosophy, Karlsruhe, Germany (invited lecture), November 2017
  18. Wissenschaft versus Pseudowissenschaft – das Demarkationsproblem, talk at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at RWTH Aachen University (Habilitation colloquium), July 2017
  19. Der kognitive Gehalt visueller Repräsentationen und die Idee des perzeptuellen Lernens, talk at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Münster, Germany (invited lecture), July 2017
  20. Non-Propositional Content in Visual Arguments, talk at the int. workshop “Visual Reasoning – Visual Arguments” at Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald (invited lecture), June 2017
  21. Vertrauen in der Krise? Epistemische Verantwortlichkeiten in wissensdynamischen Prozessen, at the Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb at Technical University of Berlin, Germany (invited lecture), May 2017
  22. Let’s have a look – observations, theories, philosophical troubles, talk at the Collaborative Research Center “Particles, Strings, and the Early Universe” at DESY Hamburg, Germany (invited lecture), February 2017. Download slides here!
  23. Fernsehnachrichten als Erkenntnisquelle – die Frage epistemischer Verantwortlichkeit. Workshop “Wissen, Macht Gesellschaft – Wissen als Ergebnis sozialer Prozesse” at Erbacher Hof, Mainz, Germany (invited lecture), January 2017
  24. Messbilder im Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Bildwirkung und Bildfunktion. Interdisciplinary workshop “Messbarmachen – Genese, Funktion und Rezeption von Messbildern” at Technical University of Berlin, Germany (invited lecture), October 2016
  25. Visual Representations in Science – Concept and Epistemology, Lecture at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at RWTH Aachen, Germany, April 2016
  26. Bilderbuch Wissenschaft? Zur Rolle visueller Darstellungen im Erkenntnisprozess, Fellow-Lecture at Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany (invited lecture), November 2015. Audio file available at Wiko-Greifswald.
  27. Vertrauenssache Bildbetrachtung? Überzeugungsgründe und Verantwortlichkeiten im piktorialen Erkenntnisprozess. Workshop “Bilder zeigen? Herausforderungen im Umgang mit Bildern in (kommunikations-)wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungspraktiken”, Fachgruppentagung für Visuelle Kommunikation in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Erfurt, Germany (invited lecture, keynote), November 2015
  28. Scientific Visualisations and the Question of Epistemic Access: A Scientific Realist’s Response. Int. Conference “Pictures and Proofs” Three Rivers Philosophy Conference 2015 at the University of South Carolina, USA (Call for Papers), March 2015
  29. Was Higgs Bosonen und Cocktailpartys gemeinsam haben – Ludwik Fleck über den sozialen Ursprung wissenschaftlicher Metaphern. Int. Conference “XXIII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie Geschichte — Gesellschaft — Geltung”, WWU Münster, Germany (Call for Papers), October 2014
  30. Der kognitive Gehalt visueller Repräsentationen, lecture series “Das interessierte Auge: Praxis und Theorie des Visuellen”, University of Potsdam, Germany (invited lecture), July 2014
  31. Visions Visualised? On the Evidental Status of Scientific Visualisations, int. conference
    “VISUALIZATION – a critical survey of the concept”, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (invited lecture), April 2014
  32. Der Higgs-Mechanismus und das Schicksal des Universums (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Michael Krämer, Theoretical Particle Physics RWTH Aachen University), one-week course at the spring school of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” at the Lac d’Annecy, France (invited seminar), April 2014
  33. Skizze, Foto, Diagramm – Ludwik Fleck über die Vielfalt wissenschaftlicher Visualisierungen. Department of Philosophy at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (invited lecture), January 2014
  34. Visual Information and Scientific Understanding, int. conference “Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks”, at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal (Call for Papers), December 2013
  35. Philosophy Goes to the Movies – Filme als philosophische Gedankenexperimente?, at the RWTH-Wissenschaftsnacht in Aachen, Germany, November 2013
  36. Das Fenster zur Welt? – Fernsehnachrichten als epistemische Zeugnisse. Workshop “überZeugen. Die Produktion von Gewissheit und ihre Akteure” at the Centre for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin, Germany (invited lecture), May 2013
  37. Visual Data – Reasons to Rely on? Int. Conference “Dimensions of Measurement” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld, Germany (invited lecture), March 2013
  38. Fotografische Messdaten und die Erklärungsleistung des fotografischen Realismus. Department of Philosophy at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (invited lecture), November 2012
  39. Vertrauen oder Kontrolle? Die Rolle visueller Belege bei der Verbreitung von Expertenmeinungen. Workshop “Vertrauen und Misstrauen: Expertise zwischen Fachwissen und Öffentlichkeit”, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (invited lecture), October 2012
  40. Das Beste aus zwei Welten? Ludwik Fleck über den sozialen Ursprung wissenschaftlicher Kreativität. Conference “Gleichzeitigkeit – Modelle der Simultaneität in den Wissenschaften und Künsten” at the Academy of the Fine Arts Münster, Germany (invited lecture), May 2012
  41. Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst? – Zum epistemischen (Mehr-)Wert wissenschaftlicher Visualisierungen. Department of Philosophy, University of Hannover (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover), Germany (invited lecture), December 2011
  42. Scientific Images as Circulating Ideas – An Application of Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles. Int. conference “The Collective Dimension of Science” at the Université de Nancy, France (Call for Papers), December 2011
  43. Können Bilder Argumente sein? Lecture for the prize award ceremony at the Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, Germany (invited lecture), October 2011
  44. Die Tagesschau-Berichterstattung als Erkenntnisquelle – ein Rechtfertigungsproblem. Int. conference “XXII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie Welt der Gründe”, LMU Munich, Germany (Call for Papers), September 2011
  45. The Concept of Testimony. Int. conference “34 th Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium” in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (Call for Papers), August 2011
  46. The Relevance of Scientific Visualisations – or Why Words Are Not Enough. Int. conference “SPSP 2011. The third biennial conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice”, University of Exeter, UK (Call for Papers), June 2011
  47. Are Visualisations a Link to Nature? Int. conference “Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation”, University of Oxford, UK (Call for Papers), March 2011
  48. Photographic Evidence and the Problem of Theory-Ladenness. Int. conference “Aesthetic Cognition and Cognitive Aesthetics”, University of Regensburg, Germany (invited lecture), October 2010
  49. Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit? – Wissenschaftliche Fotografien als Daten. Int. conference “33 rd Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium” in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria (Call for Papers), August 2010
  50. Tagesschau-Berichte als Erkenntnisquelle? Wie man in 15 Minuten die Welt unbegreiflich macht. Department of Philosophy, University of Hamburg, Germany (invited lecture), February 2009
  51. Thought Styles and Paradigms – a Comparative Study on Ludwik Fleck and Thomas S. Kuhn. Int. conference “Scientific knowledge in the context of thought style and paradigm – Ludwik Fleck and Thomas Kuhn on the development of scientific knowledge”, University of Münster, Germany, July 2008
  52. Is the Principle of Testimony Simply Epistemically Fundamental or Simply Not? Swinburne on Knowledge by Testimony (with Markus Seidel, M.A.). Workshop “Münsterschen Vorlesungen zur Philosophie”, University of Münster, Germany, November 2007
  53. Comment on Martin Carrier “Assessing the Impact of Scientific Evidence: The Role of
    Methodological Theory”. Int. conference “The Nature of Scientific Evidence”, University of Münster, Germany, July 2007
  54. Linguistic Considerations and the Epistemic Status of Testimony. Int. conference “Linguistics and Epistemology”, University of Aberdeen, UK (Call for Papers), May 2007
  55. Schlechte Zeugnisse? Der Zeugnisbegriff im Rahmen der Debatte testimonialer Erkenntnis. Department of Philosophy, University of Münster, Germany, January 2007
  56. Visuelle Zeugnisse in der Wissenschaft und die Reduktionismusfrage testimonialer Erkenntnis. Int. conference “GAP.6-Konferenz”, Freie Universität Berlin (Call for Papers), September 2006
  57. Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Humanities and Social Sciences. Int. conference “Social Sciences and Humanities Forum (SSHF)”, Dubai, UAE (invited lecture), April 2005
  58. Projektentwicklung von E-Learning-Projekten im universitären Kontext. Conference “Campus Innovation”, University of Hamburg, Germany (invited lecture), October 2004