Tobias Schönwitz, M.Sc., M.Phil.

Doctoral Candidate

DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073
Institut für Philosophie
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Lange Laube 32
30159 Hannover

Room 104

Phone: +49 (0) 511 / 762 – 14529


Research project

Organise!? An Institutional Approach to Values in Science on the Example of Biodiversity Research


since 2017
Doctoral Candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research, Leibniz University Hanover

4/2018 – 9/2018
Executive Assistant to the Secretary General, VolkswagenStiftung, Hanover

3/2017 – 8/2017
Internship at VolkswagenStiftung, Hanover

2015 – 2016
History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine (Master of Philosophy), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2014 – 2017
Physics (Master of Science), Leibniz Universität Hannover

2011 – 2014
Philosophy and History (Bachelor of Arts), Leibniz Universität Hannover

8/2013 – 10/2013
Internship at the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Hannover

2009 – 2013
Physics (Bachelor of Science), Leibniz Universität Hannover


Weak and Strong Mechanistic Realism and the Identification-Problem of Mechanisms, International Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA17), Exeter, United Kingdom, 6-9 September, 2017.

Science or Art? Pharmacy in 19th Century Austria and England, Autumn Meeting of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, London, United Kingdom, 12 November 2016.

The Identification-Problem of Mechanisms and Weak Mechanistic Realism, 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA2016), Atlanta, USA, 3-5 November 2016.