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Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn

Prof. Dr.
Catrin Misselhorn
Director of the Institute of Philosophy; Chair of the Philosophy of Science and Technology

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University of Stuttgart
Institute of philosophy
Seidenstraße 36
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Subject:

Systematic philosophy:

  • Epistemology, philosophy of science and technology, philosophy of mind, language and culture, ethics, aesthetics.

History of philosophy:

  • Kant in the philosophical context of his time
  • Musil in the philosophical context of his time

Current resesarch projects:

  • Integrative philosophy of science, art and technology
  • Philosophical problems of Artificial Intelligence
  • Roboter and machine ethics
  • Ethical assessment of technologies (ELSI)
  • Empathy in ethical, aesthetic and technical contexts
  • Objectivity
  • Social simulation and collective agency

Third party funding:

  • BMBF Center for Reflected Text Analytics (CRETA), co-proposer and leader of the sub-project on methodological issues in the digital humanities
  • Com-prehensible Interactive Experiments: Tangibly Connecting Practice and Theory in STEM Studies (funded by BMBF), leader of the sub-project on the ethical implications and conceptual foundations
  • Designing Adaptive Ambient Notification Environments (funded by the BMBF), sub-project on the ethical implications
  • motionEAP (funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), sub-project on the ethical evaluation of assisted work systems
  • DFG-project “Simulating Collective Agency and Decision Processes” in the frame of the Cluster of Excellence SimTech
  • DFG-project “Meta-cognition in Distributed Intelligent Systems” in the frame of GSaME
  • The Varieties of Evans, conference and publication project together with JunProf. Dr. U. Pompe, Dr. U. Ramming und A. Matthies (funded by the Thyssen-Stiftung)
Publications:

Recent publications (selection):

  1. Moralische Maschinen in der Pflege? Grundlagen und eine Roadmap für ein moralisch lernfähiges Altenpflegesystem, to appear in in: Roboter in der Gesellschaft: Technische Möglichkeiten und menschliche Verantwortung, ed. by Ch. Woopen und M. Jannes Springer: Wiesbaden 2017.
  2. Arbeit, Technik und gutes Leben, in: Arbeit, Gerechtigkeit und Inklusion. Wege zu gleichberechtigter gesellschaftlicher Teilhabe, ed. by C. Misselhorn and H. Behrendt, Metzler: Stuttgart 2017, 19-38.
  3. Wahrnehmungsrepräsentation und Objektivität. Zur Verteidigung von Evans‘ Neo-Kantianismus, in: Sprache, Wahrnehmung und Selbst. Neue Perspektiven auf Gareth Evans‘ Philosophie, ed. by  C. Misselhorn, U. Ramming und U. Pompe, Mentis: Paderborn, 156-178.
  4. Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems. Explanation, Implementation and Simulation. Philosophical Studies Series 122 (2015).
  5. Musil's Metaphilosophical View: Between Philosophical Naturalism and Philosophy as Literature, in: The Monist 97 (2014), 104-121.
  6. Empathy with Inanimate Objects and the Uncanny Valley, in: Minds and Machines 19 (2009), 345-59. 

Look here for a complete list of publications

Curriculum vitae:
  • Since 2012 Chair for the Philosophy of Science and Technology and director of the Institute of philosophy at the University of Stuttgart.
  • 2010-2012 Visiting professor at the Humboldt University Berlin, the University of Zürich, the University of Tübingen and the University of Stuttgart
  • 2001-2011 first research fellow,  then assistant professor at the University of Tübingen (chair of Prof. Dr. Manfred Frank)
  • 2003 Dissertation and 2010 Habilitation in philosophy at the University of Tübingen
  • 2007-2008 Feodor-Lynen fellow, first at the Center of Affective Sciences in Geneva, then at the Collège de France and the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris
Further Particulars:

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn in "die welt verändern"

News:

  • Upcoming Event: „Emotional Machines“, Workshop on September 21st and 22nd 2017
  • “Beyond Art”, Workshop with Prof. Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia, Canada) on June 14th 2017
  • Summer term 2017: Max Bense Lectures in Aesthetics on Computer Art
  • Winter term 2016/17: Max Bense Lectures in Aesthetics on Design
  • „Metacognition in Individuals and Groups“, Workshop on September 22nd/23rd 2016
  •  „The Objects of Empathy“, Workshop on July 27-29, 2016.
  • Summer term 2016: Max Bense Lectures in Aesthetics on Art and Emotion
  • „Arbeit, Gerechtigkeit und Inklusion“,  Workshop on November 26/27, 2015
  • Winter term 2015/16 Lecture series: “Arbeit, Gerechtigkeit und Inklusion”
  •  „Aesthetic and Moral Values“, Workshop with Prof. Jesse Prinz (City University of New York) on June 27/28, 2014
  • “The Future of Meaning - Pragmatics before Semantics”, Workshop with Prof. Colin Allen (Indiana University, Bloomington) on May 28/29, 2014.
  • Projekt motionEAP nominated for prize "excellent: Cooperation" in March 2014
  •  Philosophy Slam at the UNESCO-World Day for philosophy on November 21st, 2013
  • Winter term 2013/14: Lecture series „Die Stadt als Medium. Urbanität im Widerstreit”& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; lt; /li>
  •    “Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems”, international workshop on July 22-24, 2013
  • “The Varieties of Evans”, international Workshop on May 15-17, 2013
  • Winter term 2012/13: „Zukunftsprojekt Erde – Globalisierung, Technisierung und Gerechtigkeit gegenüber Mensch und Natur“, Lecture series in the context of the Year of Science 2013

Staff and PhD-Students:

  • Julius Alves, M.A.
  • Hauke Behrendt, M.A.
  • Dr. Anja Berninger
  • Dominik Gerstorfer, M.A.
  • Maike Klein, M.A.
  • Wulf Loh, M.A.
  • Martin Maga
  • Tom Poljansek, M.A.
  • Dr. Ulrike Ramming
  • Apl. Prof. Dr. Jakob Steinbrenner
  • Tobias Störzinger