Prof. dr. Daniel Cohnitz

Theoretical Philosophy
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Theoretical Philosophy
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Daniel Cohnitz (born in 1974) holds the chair for theoretical philosophy at Utrecht University. Cohnitz studied philosophy, German literature and language, and history at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. After graduating with an M.A. degree in philosophy and medieval history, he worked at the Institute of Philosophy at Düsseldorf and at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2005 he defended his dissertation on Thought Experiments in Philosophy (Gedankenexperimente in der Philosophie) at Düsseldorf. From 2006 to 2015 he was professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Since January 2016 he is professor of theoretical philosophy in Utrecht. His research interests include metaphilosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, language, mathematics, and logic, and related areas of philosophy and cognitive science.

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