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Brückner, Thomas

PD Dr. Dr. Thomas Brückner

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Schwerpunkte:
Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften, antike Philosophie

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

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80798 München
Tel.: +49 / 162 / 4617924

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D-80539 München


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Thomas Brückner studied Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy at the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg. He completed a Master (1994) and a PhD degree (1999) in Physics at the University in Heidelberg as well as a PhD (1999) in philosophy
at the RWTH Aachen (1999). In 1999 he did research as a Visiting Scientist at the Stanford University. Brückner completed his postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) in 2012.
Since 2004, he teaches philosophy at the Philosophy department of the LMU.

Research Interests

Thomas Brückner's specializes in philosophy of science (reduction, structuralist approach, measurement theory) and philosophy of physics (ontology of elementary particle physics, quantum mechanics). His current interest include cognition science (neural networks, Boltzmann machines). He is very much in favour of Mathematical or Formal Philosophy, i.e., the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy.
He also specializes in ancient philosophy, especially Platos Politeia and Timaios, Metaphysics and Physics of Aristoteles.

Further Activities

Thomas Brückner has served as reviewer for a number of international journals for philosophy of science such as the Journal for General Philosophy of Science.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

  • 2015: Die Philosophie der Naturgesetze, Hamburg.
  • 2015: Zur Ontologie der Elementarteilchen, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.
  • 2010: Operationalismus, in: Enzyklopädie Philosophie, 2nd edition.
  • 2008: A structuralist reconstruction of the theory of elementary particles, Erkenntnis 68, 169-186.