Our researchers work on a wide variety of issues in Theoretical Philosophy: in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.
Below is a list of researchers (including PhD-students) currently employed in the subject (plus a couple of lecturers and researchers with close ties to it). Click on the links provided to learn more about what they’re up to.
Anna-Sofia Maurin: Anna-Sofia is the subject’s professor. She works primarily in meta- and metametaphysics, on the philosophy of properties (especially tropes), on questions to do with fundamentality, infinite regress, and understanding the distinction between vicious and benign regress, as well as on questions to do with ontological justification, truthmaking, grounding and, in particular, metaphysical explanation. Recently she has ventured into the field of social ontology, with a special focus on (social metaphysical/constitutive) explanation.
For more information go to Anna-Sofia's external webpage.
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Giberman: Dan is senior lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy. He very recently (Fall 2023) joined our department. He earned his PhD from Stanford. Before coming to Gothenburg he was associate professor in Philosophy at the University of Texas Arlington. Dan works primarily in metaphysics, including its overlap with the philosophy of mind and language.
For more information go to Dan’s internal webpage, and Dan’s external webpage.
Martin Kaså: Martin is presently employed as senior lecturer in Logic. He has a PhD in Theoretical Philosophy and his research interests exist in the intersection between logic and philosophy of language. For more information go to Martin’s internal webpage.
Felix Larsson: Felix is senior lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy. His area of expertise is philosophy of language/mind (especially intentionality and speech act theory).
For more information go to Felix’s internal webpage Felix' personal page.
Filip Radovic: Filip is docent and senior lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy. He works primarily on issues in the philosophy of mind, to do with delusions and dreaming, both from a contemporary and a historical perspective.
For more information go to Filip’s internal webpage
Susanna Radovic: Susanna is docent and senior lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy. Her research is focused on issues in philosophy of mind and philosophy of law. She is involved in various inter-disciplinary collaborations, working together with researchers from psychiatry, psychology, and law.
For more information go to Susanna’s internal webpage, and the page about the DIMENSION project.
(in alphabetical order)
Ana María Mora Márquez: Ana María is docent in Theoretical Philosophy, a Wallenberg Academy Fellow (2015-2027), and an international member of the CNRS research center SPHERE, in Paris. She is a specialist in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and works primarily in epistemology and philosophy of science. In the past she has worked in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. Ana María is presently the PI of the project Reassessing Aristotelian Science (KAW, 2022-2027) on socio-epistemic approaches to Aristotelian philosophy of science.
For more information go to the project’s website or to the website for SPHERE.
Jenny Pelletier: Jenny is a researcher based in Leuven and specializing in the philosophy of William Ockham. Since 2021 she is the PI of the project Making the Medieval World. The Metaphysical Foundations of Social Groups in Late Medieval Philosophy funded by the Swedish Research Council and placed at the University of Gothenburg.
For more information go to Ana María’s external webpage.
Ylwa Sjölin Wirling: Ylwa is docent and researcher in Theoretical Philosophy. She works primarily on issues in epistemology, philosophy of science and metaphilosophy. Starting July 2024 she will be employed as lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy and a Pro Futura Scientia fellow, the latter a fellowship funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Swedish Collegium of Advanced Study. Her Pro Futura project is called “Between knowledge and ignorance: epistemic possibilities in inquiry” and explores what roles epistemic possibility judgements do and should play at various stages in inquiry.
For more information go to Ylwa’s external webpage, and the page about her Pure Epistemic Pluralism project.
Gustavo Fernandez Walker: Gustavo is postdoctoral research fellow specializing in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.
For more information go to Gustavo’s internal webpage.
(in alphabetical order)
Alla Choifer: Alla is a doctoral student in Theoretical Philosophy, supervised by professor Bengt Brülde. She is writing a thesis in the philosophy of mind.
Maximilian Zachrau: Max is a doctoral student in Theoretical Philosophy, supervised by professor Anna-Sofia Maurin. He is writing a thesis in process ontology. He is expected to finish in the beginning of 2024.