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

Matthias Ackermann
Causal Inference and Complex Systems: The Case of Climate Models

Markus Ahlers
Artificial Intelligence and the Constitution of Social Systems

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

Dr. Birgit Benzing
Epistemic Features and the Societal Mandate in Animal Welfare Science

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

Simon Hollnaicher
The Ethics of Integrated Assessment Modelling

David Lambert
A pluralistic philosophy of psychiatric research

Dr. Luis Lopez

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

Hanna Metzen
The Credibility of Scientific Policy Advice

Daniel Montero Espinoza

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

Ilvie Prince

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. des. Rui F. de Souza Só Maia
Narratives and Model-Based Reasoning in Economics (completed in 2022)

Markus Dressel
Values in Scientific Policy Advice (completed in 2022)

Dr. Enno Fischer
Actual Causation (completed in 2020)

Anna Elisabeth Höhl
Scientific Understanding – What it is and How it is Achieved (completed in 2022)

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)

Jonas Lipski
Evaluating Competing Explanatory Games in Economics (completed in 2022)

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)

Dr. des. Tobias Schönwitz
The Epistemology and Politics of Biodiversity Research (completed in 2022)

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)