Brendan Balcerak Jackson
Brendan Balcerak Jackson is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Miami. He was Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, and co-director of the Emmy Noether research group “Understanding and the A Priori”, funded by the DFG and jointly hosted by the Zukunftskolleg and the Philosophy Department. His main areas of research are the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and epistemology, and he also has interests in the philosophy of mind, the history of analytic philosophy and logic. He has a strong background in linguistics, and much of his work is informed by research in generative syntax, semantics and pragmatics. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2006.
Magdalena Balcerak Jackson
Magdalena Balcerak Jackson is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Miami. She was Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg and at the Philosophy Department of the University of Konstanz. She works on a project on “Imagination and Reasoning” and co-directed the Emmy-Noether Research Group “Understanding and the A Priori”. Her main areas of research are epistemology, philosophy of mind and meta-philosophy, but she is also interested in philosophy of language and philosophy of science.
Michael De was a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy at the University of Konstanz in the Ltd Indeterminism project. His research interests lie mainly in logic and metaphysics. He received his PhD from the University of St Andrews where he was a member of the Arché Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology.
Filippo Domaneschi is a post-doc researcher and former associate of the “What If” unit. His works in formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics concern polar questions, presuppositions/implicatures and more.
Amaia Garcia-Odon completed her PhD at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 2012 with a thesis on presupposition projection and conditionalization. After that, she was granted a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Basque Goverment (Spain). She was a postdoctoral associate of P2. Her research interests include the areas of Semantics/Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology and Metaphysics. Her current research investigates the context-sensitivity of counterfactuals.
Romy Jaster was a PhD student at Humboldt University in Berlin and PhD fellow of the “What If” research unit. Her main research interest is the modality of abilities. She is also interested in epistemic contextualism and issues surrounding the notion of free will.
Thomas Kroedel holds a chair for philosophy of science at the University of Hamburg. His research interests include epistemology,especially the epistemology of counterfactuals and modality, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science.
Julia Langkau is a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. Until 2012, she was a PhD student at the Arché Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St Andrews (Scotland). Her main research areas are epistemology, philosophical methodology and philosophy of mind. She is currently working on a project titled “Emotions and Fiction”.
Niels Skovgaard Olsen
Niels Skovgaard Olsen submitted a Ph.D. dissertation in philosophy on conditionals and psychology of reasoning in July 2014, which had a strong interdisciplinary outline. He is working on a postdoc project on conditionals as part of “New Frameworks of Rationality” and is doing a second PhD in psychology at the university of Freiburg.
Frank Zenker is associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Lund University, Sweden, and currently researcher at Konstanz University and the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He works in social epistemology, cognitive science, and the philosophy of science.
Julia Zakkou is a postdoctoral researcher at Univeristät Hamburg and Freie Universität Berlin. Her main research interests are in philosophy of language, in particular in the debate on relativism and contextualism, indexicality and context sensitivity, implicatures and presuppositions and the semantic-pragmatic divide in general.
Alexandra Zinke was a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the University of Konstanz. Her main interests are philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology.