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Curriculum Vitae

Peter Brössel

Current Position

Since 08/2017 Junior-Professor of the Philosophy of Perception and Knowledge, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Since 04/2017 Director of the Emmy Noether Research Group “From Perception to Belief and Back Again”, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Past Academic Positions

10/2012-03/2017 Assistant Professor (fixed term, 3+3 years), Department of Philosophy and Center for Mind, Brain, and Cognitive Evolution, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
11/2011-09/2012 Assistant Professor (fixed term, 3+3 years), Department of Philosophy, University of Mainz, Germany
01/2008-11/2011 Doctoral Research Fellow, Formal Epistemology Research Group, Zukunftskolleg and Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz, Germany
10/2002-07/2003 Teaching Assistant (Tutor), Institute of Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria

Visiting Positions

02/2020-03/2020 Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy.
05/2016-03/2017 Visiting Researcher, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
07/2016-08/2016 Visiting Researcher, Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France.
04/2015-06/2015 Visiting Fellow, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, Germany.
07/2014-09/2014 Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria.
09/2013-10/2013 Visiting Fellow, Tilburg Center for Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
05/2011-07/2011 Visiting Fellow, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK
09/2009-08/2010 Visiting Researcher, Formal Epistemology Project, Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium
09/2008-08/2009 Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Academic Education

05/2012 Completion of PhD-Studies in Philosophy (summa cum laude), University of Konstanz, Germany.
01/2008-05/2012 Doctoral Studies in Philosophy, University of Konstanz, Germany
09/2008-08/2009 Doctoral Studies in Philosophy (visiting), Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, USA
11/2007 Graduation in Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria, Master’s Thesis: “Zur Explikation von Kohärenz – Eine Untersuchung dreier Bayesianischer Kohärenzmaße”. (translated title: “On the Explication of Coherence – An Investigation of Three Bayesian Measures of Coherence”), University of Salzburg, Austria
10/2000-11/2007 Undergraduate studies in Philosophy (major) and Mathematics (minor) at the University of Erfurt and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Salzburg, Austria

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Since 04/2017 5-year Emmy Noether Grant for the research group From Perception to Belief and Back again, which is funded with more than 1,2 million EUR by the DFG.
02/2016 2-year DAAD Research Fellowship, Center for Philosophy of Science and Department for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
07/2013-12/2014 Member of the Global Young Faculty of the Mercator Foundation
04/2015-06/2015 Visiting Fellowship, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, Germany
09/2013-10/2013 Visiting Fellowship, Tilburg Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
12/2012 Best Dissertation Award for the best PhD-thesis in Philosophy at the University of Konstanz
05/2011-07/2011 Visiting Fellowship, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK
10/2009-09/2010 Doctoral Fellowship of the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
03/2010 Grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the Formal Epistemology Workshop 2010, with F. Huber and B. Hoffmann
10/2008-01/2009 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for a stay at the University of California at Berkeley, CA
07/2008 Rudolf Carnap Essay Prize 2008 for “Theory Assessment and Coherence”, published in Abstracta 4, 2008
10/2004-09/2005 Erasmus scholarship for a stay at the University of Konstanz, Germany
Since 2007 Various travel grants for international workshops and conferences