The VDP-faculty includes experts in a wide array of philosophical subfields. Have a look at the page with our collaboration partners and the different research groups connected to the institute. 

Listed here are potential supervisors (A) and (B) potential members of Thesis Advisory Committees (ThACs).

Directors of the Vienna Doctoral School

Prof. Angela Kallhoff

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Climate Ethics

Prof. Hans Bernhard Schmid

  • Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality
  • Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Potential Supervisors

Prof. Kurt Appel

 

  • Theology of History, eschatology, utopia and the question of God
  • Theology as Social Critique
  • German Idealism
  • Christianity and Europe

 

Dr. Jason Alvis

 

  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Social and Cultural Philosophy

Dr. Arno Böhler

 

  • Indian Philosophy
  • European History of Philosophy (esp. Deconstruction, Poststructuralism)
  • Aesthetics 

Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Developments in Robotics
  • Developments in Artificial Intelligence
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
 

 

Prof. Herwig Grimm

 

  • Applied animal ethics / ethics of farm animal welfare / veterinary ethics
  • Pragmatism in applied ethics
  • Orientation towards practice in ethics
  • Methods of problem-oriented and applied moral philosophy
  •  

Prof. Caroline Heinrich

  • Social Philosophy and Philosophy of Power
  • Communication and Discourse
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Didactics and Methodology of Philosophy and Ethics
 

Prof. Angela Kallhoff

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Climate Ethics

Prof. George Karamanolis

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Plato & Aristotle
  • Hellenistic philosophy, philosophy of late antiquity and Byzantine philosophy

Prof. Tarja Knuuttila

 

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Modelling and Representation
  • ERC Project "Possible Life: The Philosophical Significance of Extending Biology"

Prof. Max Kölbel

 

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Meta-Ethics

Prof. Martin Kusch

 

  • Philosophy, History & Sociology of Science
  • Philosophy of Psychology & Social Science
  • Epistemology & Social Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language (esp. Davidson, Kripke, Wittgenstein)
 

Prof. Herlinde Pauer-Studer

Prof. Franz-Markus Peschl

  • Innovation & Knowledge Creation
  • Cognitive Science
  • Organisational Theory
  • Enabling Spaces

Assistant Prof. Felix Pinkert

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Economics

Associate Prof. Esther Ramharter

  • Philosophy of Mathematics & Logic
  • Symbol Theory
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • History of Analytic Philosophy (esp. Wittgenstein, Peirce)

Assistant Prof. Donata Romizi

  • History of Philosophy of Science
  • Didactics of Philosophy
  • Philosophical Practice

Prof. Johann Schelkshorn

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Intercultural Philosophy (esp. Latin American Philosophy)
  • Ethics & Political Philosophy
  • Theories of Modernity

Prof. Hans Bernhard Schmid

  • Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality
  • Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Associate Prof. Georg Schiemer

Prof. Anna Monika Singer

  • Philosophy & Cultural Studies of Science & Technology
  • Feminist Theory and Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Culture as Political Philosophy
  • Postcolonial and Race Critical Theories

Dr. Michael Staudigl

 

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Phenomenology
  • Religion, Violence & Fundamentalism
  • Ethics & Political Philosophy

Prof. Georg Stenger 

  • 20th Century and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Cultural and Intercultural Philosophy and Anthropology
  • Poststrucutralism
  • Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Language

Prof. Violetta Waibel

  • Theoretical Philosophy (esp. Metaphysics, Knowledge, Subjectivity, Space & Time)
  • European & Continental Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy (esp. Kant & German Idealism)
  • Aesthetics

Potential ThAC members

Dr. Murat Ates

  • Phenomenology
  • Intercultural Philosophy

Dr. Delia Belleri

  • Metaphysics
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Philosophy of Language

Dr. Lubomir Dunaj

  • Intercultural Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy

Dr. Gabriele Geml

  • Continental Philosophy
  • Adorno

Dr. Dirk Kindermann

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Formal Semantics
  • Epistemology

Dr. Janina Loh

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Posthumanism

Dr. Judith Martens

 

  • Philosophy of Action (esp. Collective Action)
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Empirically informed and interdisciplinary Philosophy

Dr. Anne Sophie Meincke

Dr. Giuseppe Motta

 

  • Metaphysics (esp. Modality)
  • History of Modern Philosophy (esp. Kant)
  • Aesthetics
  • French Contemporary Philosophy

Dr. Gerald Posselt

  • Poststructuralism
  • Feminist Philosophy

Dr. Klaus Puhl

  • Philosophy of Language (esp. Wittgenstein)
  • Political Philosophy (esp. Foucault, Marx)

Dr. Olivier Ribordy

  • History of Early Modern Philosophy

Dr. Leo Townsend 

  • Social Epistemology (esp. Trust and Testimony)
  • Collective Intentionality
  • Feminist Philosophy of Language
  • FWF Project: "Giving Groups a Say"

Dr. Dylan Trigg

Dr. David Wagner

  • Aesthetics
  • History of Philosophy (esp. Wittgenstein, Peirce)

Assistant Prof. Anja Weiberg

  • History of Philosophy (esp. Wittgenstein)