Glasgow-Hamburg Workshop

On Monday and Tuesday of next week (August 28th and 29th) there will be a workshop bringing together philosophers from the Glasgow and Hamburg departments. The workshop is organized by former Phlox-member and recent Glaswegian Stephan Krämer as well as Jonas Werner.

The event will take place in Room ESA W-119. Attendance is free, but please let the organizers know if you plan to come. A timetable and further information can be found on the workshop’s website.

Summer School with Jessica Wilson

We are very happy to announce that there will be a sixth installment of the Hamburg Summer School in Philosophy. This year’s course will be taught by Prof. Jessica Wilson from Toronto and focus on the topic of metaphysical dependence. The event will take place from 17.-21. of July, 2017. As usual, we welcome external attendants.

For more information, please consult:

Small Workshop

Phlox is hosting a small workshop this Saturday (18th of February) at Hamburg University. The workshop will take place in room 1072 of the PhilTurm (von-Melle-Park 6, 20146 Hamburg). If you want to attend, we’d be glad if could let us know at

The schedule is as follows:

13:00-14:30    Ezequiel Zerbudis (Buenos Aires) — The Interpretation of Indexicals and the Nature of Utterances
14:30-16:00    Gonzalo Rodriguez-Perreyra  (Oxford) —  The Razor and the Laser
16:30-18:00    Giovanni Merlo (Hamburg) —  Leibniz and the Problem of Temporary Truths


Lineup changes

Phlox continues to be in flux. Long term phlox-member Nathan Wildman left Hamburg in September and took up a position at Glasgow University. Stephan Krämer has also recently accepted a lectureship at Glasgow, and will move there in spring 2017. Finally, former Kit Fine Fellow Martin Lipman got awarded a prestigious VENI Grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and has moved to the University of Amsterdam.

As sad as we are to see Martin, Nathan, and Stephan go, we are of course very happy for their success and wish them all the best for their future careers!

Meanwhile, Ryan Cox has recently joined our group in connection with a 10-month DAAD fellowship, and  Joop Leo will join us as a new Kit Fine Fellow next year.

We will also be announcing a new position later this year, so watch this space.


Thanks and Good News

An intense week of discussing  contrastivism lies behind us and we have to once again thank Prof. Jonathan Schaffer for leading such an inspiring summer-school! Thanks are also due to this year’s participants; in particular, to the students who contributed their presentations on Jonathan’s work.

The occasion seems ideal to mention some very good news: Jonathan has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which will enable him to organize some activities and spend some time at Hamburg in the future. More concrete announcements will soon appear on this page.