Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
+49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3894
As a postdoctoral fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) I am doing research in formal philosophy. The second focus of my research centers about topics in science communication with the central question: How can mathematical philosophy be communicated and made visible to promote our discipline? Some of my efforts are documented on the MCMP media page. In 2013/14 I am teaching philosophy of science at Mainz University, theories of causation as well as foundations of artificial intelligence at the University of Pécs, Hungary, and topics in philosophy and robotics at Venice International University; I co-organized the Conference "Models and Decisions" (10-12 April, 2013), the 17th UK and European Meeting on "Foundations of Physics" (29-31 July, 2013), and the Workshop on "Imprecise Probabilities in Statistics and Philosophy" (June 2014) in Munich.
Currently I am organizing the Trans-Continental Meeting "Bridges 2014" in New York City (2 and 3 September, 2014).
My research centers around formal epistemology, causal modeling and the metaphysics of causation, Bayesian networks, and algorithmical aspects of classical and philosophical logic. I have a background in logic, computational linguistics, automata theory, databases, object oriented programming, and cognitive linguistics. In my doctoral thesis I am dealing with causal inference from structured knowledge (causal and non-causal) in an extended Bayes net interventionist setting.
More info about my work, current events, my person
- Find news and downloads (including my academic CV) on my personal website: logic.rforge.com
- Watch recordings of some of my talks on the LMUcast server and in my collection "Concrete Causation" on iTunes U
Work in Progress
- Poellinger, Roland (2013)
Unboxing the Concepts in Newcomb’s Paradox: Causation, Prediction, Decision in Causal Knowledge Patterns
(a reply to Spohn’s solution in reflexive decision graphs) – Preprint