Phlox in Hamburg

Phlox is affiliated with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. Here we are building up a center for analytic philosophy with a thriving atmosphere.

a. Current Research Projects
b. Hamburg Summer Course
c. Past Projects

a. Current Research Projects

There are two ongoing research projects in which members of Phlox are active:

  1. Relevance

    Stephan Krämer’s Emmy Noether Group, funded by the DFG

  2. The Bohemian Leibniz (Der Leibniz Böhmens)

    A historicial project, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, studying the multifarious influences Leibniz had on the philosophy of Bolzano

b. Hamburg Summer Course

Apart from the many activities of those projects, Phlox also organizes the annual Hamburg Summer Course with an internationally renowned speaker:

  • 2020: Franz Berto
  • 2019: Kit Fine, Mark Jago, Friederike Moltmann, Johannes Korbmacher, Stephan Krämer
  • 2018: Gideon Rosen
  • 2017: Jessica Wilson
  • 2016: Jonathan Schaffer
  • 2015: Steve Yablo
  • 2014: Amie Thomasson
  • 2013: Kit Fine
  • 2012: Timothy Willianson

c. Past Projects

Phlox ran and completed the following research projects:

  1. Explanations in Philosophy and the Philosophy of Explanation
    • Format: Emmy Noether group, DFG
    • PI: Benjamin Schnieder
    • Duration: 2008-2015
    • Location: Berlin, Hamburg
  2. Nominalizations: Issues from Linguistics and Philosophy
    • Format: ANR-DFG project
    • PIs: Friederike Moltmann, Benjamin Schnieder
    • Duration: 2011-2015
    • Location: Hamburg, Paris
  3. Grounding: Metaphysics, Science, and Logic
    • Format: Sinergia-Project funded by the SNF
    • PIs: Marcel Weber, Fabrice Correia, Benjamin Schnieder
    • Duration: 2013-2017
    • Location: Geneva, Neuchâtel, Hamburg
  4. Ontology After Quine
    • Format:  Emmy Noether Group, DFG
    • PI: Richard Woodward
    • Duration: 2013-2018
    • Location: Hamburg
  5. On the Logic and Metaphysics of Ground
    • Format: Individual project funded by the DFG
    • PI: Stephan Krämer
    • Duration: 2014-2017
    • Location:  Hamburg
  6. Understanding Fiction
    • Format: Small project without central funding, but two PhD students with individual grants: Christian Folde (Heinrich Böll-Stiftung) and Maria Kuper (SdW)
    • Duration 2012-2019
    • Location: Hamburg
  7. Leibniz and Crusius on Free Will, Rationality, and the PSR
    • Individual project funded by the DFG
    • PI: Sonja Schierbaum
    • Duration: 2015-2019
    • Location: Hamburg