Anna Elisabeth Höhl, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Abteilung Philosophie
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Building X, Room A4-239

Phone: +49 (0) 521 / 106 – 4600


Research Project

Scientific Understanding – What it is and How it is Achieved


Since 2018
Doctoral candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research, Bielefeld University

3/2020 – 6/2020
Research visit at the Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

2015 – 2018
Master of Arts Philosophy of Science, Leibniz University Hanover

Semester Abroad at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA

2011 – 2015
Interdisciplinary Bachelor (B.Sc.) Physics and History, Leibniz University Hanover

Additional Qualifications

Since 10/2020
Participant in the program Promotion plus+ qualifiziert (Ph.D. and beyond), Leibniz University Hanover

2019 – 2020
Participant in the mentoring program movement, Bielefeld University

2015 – 2018
Student Assistant at the Institute for Physics Didactics, Leibniz University Hanover

2013 – 2014
Student Assistant at the Institute for Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hanover


Book reviews

De Regt, Henk W. and Höhl, Anna E. (2020) “Understanding, Explanation, and Scientific Knowledge”. Review of Understanding, Explanation and Scientific Knowledge, by Kareem Khalifa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Presentations and Invited Talks

“What Is So Special About Scientific Understanding?” at the International Online-Workshop Dimensions of Understanding: Knowledge, Explanation, Contextualism, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, November 27th-28th, 2020 (invited talk)

“Scientific Understanding and Scientific Explanation” at the 10th SOPhiA (Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy), University of Salzburg, September 18th-20th, 2019


  • Seminar (WiSe 2019/20): “Was versteht die Wissenschaft?” (Bielefeld University)