Dr. Robert Frühstückl, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Abteilung Philosophie
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld
Germany

Room X A4-238

Phone: +49 (0) 521 / 106 – 4586
E-Mail: robert.fruehstueckl@uni-bielefeld.de

Research project

TBA

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Language
  • History of philosophy of science esp. the philosophy of Logical Empiricism and the Vienna Circle

As a historian I am also interested in the history of scientific institutions and their relation with politics and policy. In particular I have been working on the sciences in National Socialism and on the history of the University of Vienna in the first half of the 20th century.

CV

Since 10/2020
Doctoral Candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research, Universität Bielefeld

2019 – 2020
Member of the board of trustees of the Research Institute Brenner-Archiv, University of Innsbruck

2018 – 2020
Official at the Austrian Ministry for Science, Education and Research

2019
Doctorate in History, University of Vienna

04/2017 – 06/2017
Guest researcher at Goethe-University, Frankfurt/M.

10/2016 – 01/2017
Visiting Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

2014 – 2018
Research Assistant at the Department of History, University of Vienna

2014
M.A. History and Philosophy of Science, University of Vienna

2010
B.A. Philosophy, University of Vienna

Publications

Frühstückl, R. (forthcoming): Applications and applicability. Zilsel’s criticism of Carnap’s early view on protocol statements. In Nemeth, E.; Romizi, D. & Wulz, M. (eds.), Edgar Zilsel: Philosopher, Historian, Sociologist. Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook Vol. 25.

Frühstückl, R. (2019): Historical Traces of Austrian Mathematicians in the First Half of the 20th Century. Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society 114, 28–33.

Frühstückl, R. (2018): „Mitten in den Problemen der Wirklichkeit.“ Überlegungen zu einer Ideologie der angewandten Mathematik. In Feichtinger, J. et al. (eds.), Wandlungen und Brüche: Wissenschaftsgeschichte als politische Geschichte. Göttingen: V&R, Vienna University Press. 103–108.

Talks

“On the values of the industrial mathematician”, Science as a Factory? Closing Workshop of the DK The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Contexts, University of Vienna, Austria, 4-6 October 2018

“Mathematics in a new political environment – Changes and attempted change in Vienna, 1938-1945”, 7th International Congress for the History of Science, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-24 September 2016

“I have my reasons – Edward Craig on Testimony and Epistsemic Justification”, 34th International Ludwig Wittgenstein-Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 7-13 August 2011

“Rigidity of general terms – a case for essential properties?”, 9th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, Vienna, Austria, 2-4 June 2011

Teaching

  • Seminar (2019): *Bullshit* and Philosophy (referring to Harry Frankfurt) (together with Elisabeth Nemeth), Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Lecturer)
  • Seminar (2014): Carnap, Cassirer, Heidegger – Michael Friedman on 20th Century Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Teaching assistant)

Awards

2016
Early Career Grant of the European Society for the History of Science

Memberships

  • Vienna Circle Society
  • International Anton Bruckner Society