GRK researchers’ projects investigate topics linking ethics and epistemology of science, such as the status of policy advice on the basis of computer simulations in climate science, the balancing of research goals and ethical aspects of medical treatment in clinical trials, the appropriate role of intellectual property in science, and the prospects of social scientific research on the basis of social network data.

Doctoral ProjectsPostdoctoral Projects Completed Projects

Doctoral Projects

Markus Ahlers
Artificial Intelligence and the Constitution of Social Systems

George Barimah
The Epistemic and Moral Dimensions of Testimony in Scientific Research

Birgit Benzing

Rui F. de Souza Só Maia
Narratives and Model-Based Reasoning in Economics

Markus Dressel
Values in Scientific Policy Advice

Philipp Eichenberger
The Tacit Assumptions of Scientific Practices and Experimental Setups in Positive Psychology

Dr. Robert Frühstückl
Epistemological and Normative Problems in the Operationalization of Biodiversity

Minea Gartzlaff
Strategies to Combine Practical Usefulness and Epistemic Merit of Research in the Life Sciences

Ina Gawel
An Epistemic Analysis of Peer Review. Nature, Purpose, and Future Directions

Hannah Hilligardt
(Political) Representation in Science and Science Policy

Anna Elisabeth Höhl
Scientific Understanding – What it is and How it is Achieved

Simon Hollnaicher
The Ethics of Integrated Assessment Modelling

Jonas Lipski
Evaluating Competing Explanatory Games in Economics

Dr. Luis Lopez

Dijana Magđinski Tolić
Philosophy of Science at the Intersection of the Priority Rule, Replicability and Scientific Novelty

Basel Myhub
Identifying Strategies for Practically Useful and Epistemically Sound Research in Chemistry

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

David Stöllger
Expertise and the Limits of Public Participation in the Context of Communicable Disease Outbreaks

Fabio Tollon
From Responsibility Gaps to Responsibility Maps

Martina Valković

Martin Wasmer
Ontology of Genome Editing in Agriculture for Legal Purposes and Ethics

Postdoctoral Projects

Dr. Corey Dethier
Uncertainty in Climate Modeling and its Epistemic, Methodological, and Ethical Implications

Dr. Tanja Rechnitzer

Dr. Morgan K. Thompson
The Role of Values in the Explication and Operationalization of Constructs in Social Science and Medicine

Completed Projects

Dr. Stefano Canali
The Role of Data in Contemporary Biomedicine: A Data-Centric Study of the Exposome (completed in 2019)

Dr. Enno Fischer
Actual Causation (completed in 2020)

Dr. David Hopf
Imbalance and the State of Research. Emergent Challenges to the Independence of Science (completed in 2020)

Dr. Daria Jadreškić
Epistemological and Ethical Aspects of Time in Scientific Research (completed in 2020)

Dr. Saana Jukola
Amalgamating Scientific Evidence and Non-epistemic Values – The Case of Nutrition Guidelines (completed in 2020)

Dr. Julia Pfeiff
The Construction and Application of Explanatory Models of Mental Disorders in Clinical Psychology (completed in 2020)

Dr. des. Leon-Philip Schäfer
Scientific and Moral Realism (completed in 2021)

Other Projects

Lisa Heller
Was, wenn nicht Wahrheit? Probleme und Potentiale des Relativismus (discontinued)

Anja Pichl
Exploring Limits of Biological Knowledge at the Example of Stem Cell Research (discontinued)

Henrik Roeland Visser
A Philosophical Analysis of Expert Judgments in Economics (discontinued)