Filming Science

Philosophy of Science

 Portrait ǀ 7 min ǀ 2013 ǀ Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ǀ Production Mirko Mikelskis ǀ Director Oliver Päßler | Camera Axel Schneppat | Editing Wolfgang Hemmann | Music Florian de Gelmini

Stephan Hartmann is one of the world’s leading academics in formal epistemology and the philosophy of science. He gained his reputation particularly for his transdisciplinary approach, for example in applying Bayesian network theory, a statistical model of probability distribution, to complex issues in various areas of philosophy.
At LMU Munich he is to hold a chair in “Philosophy of Science” in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion. In addition, he is to manage the faculty’s Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy together with Humboldt Professor Hannes Leitgeb. The faculty aims to become one of the five most important institutions for logic and the philosophy of science.

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