Alexander Hieke (Head of the Department)

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Studies and Academic Writings

  • March 2008: Habilitation – Venia docendi in Philosophy; Habilitation treatise: Pragmatische Widersprüchlichkeit und pragmatische Analytizität. Begriffsklärung und Anwendung
  • May 1996: PhD in Philosophy at the University of Salzburg; Dissertation: *Situationstheorien
  • March 1991: Master in Philosophy at the University of Salzburg; Thesis: Die Ontologie und Bildtheorie in Wittgensteins Tractatus
  • 1985–1991: Studies in Philosophy and History at the University of Salzburg

Academic Career

  • 2011: Head of the Department
  • 2015: Head of the Curriculum Commission PhD Studies at the KGW Faculty
  • Since 2008: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 2006–2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1991–2006: post doc, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1990–1991: Student Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg

Research and Teaching Interests

    • Metaphysics and Ontology
    • Philosophical Logic
    • Philosophy of Language
    • Epistemology
    • Contemporary Philosophy

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