Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Website: LMU Profile
Bernhard Lauth completed a Masters and a PhD degree (1988) in philosophy and philosophy of science at the University of Munich, where he later worked as a research assistant and Assistant Professor at the Philosophy Department. In 1992 he did research as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Lauth completed his habilitation in 1996. Since then, he taught philosophy of science and philosophy of mind at the Philosophy and Psychology departments of the LMU, and held courses in the Psychology of Excellence and in the Neurocognitive Psychology (NCP) programs. In 2003/4 he had a visiting appointment at the University of Salzburg. Since 2005 Lauth is adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the LMU, where he is now teaching at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP).
Lauth´s research interests include the ontological and epistemological foundations of scientific knowledge, empirical confirmation and theory testing, inductive logic and methodology, learning systems and learning algorithms, classical and probabilistic causality, probability theory and statistical methods, neural networks and the philosophy of mind.
Lauth is co-editor of the “Münchner Philosophische Beiträge” together with N. Knoepffler, S. Peetz, and W. Vossenkuhl (since 1999) and is currently conducting an informal research group on neural networks and neurophilosophy together with PD Dr. Dr. Thomas Brückner (Berlin). Lauth also held seminars at the LMU Center for Leadership and People Management, and at the Educatis Graduate School of Management (Switzerland).
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
- B. Lauth: „Wahrscheinlichkeit“ in: Neues Handbuch philosophischer Grundbegriffe, hrgs. Von P. Kolmer und A.G. Wildfeuer, Freiburg 2011, S. 2429 - 2446
- B. Lauth: Descartes im Rückspiegel. Der Leib-Seele-Dualismus und das naturwissenschaftliche Weltbild. Mentis Verlag Paderborn, 2006
- B. Lauth, J. Sareiter: Wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis. Eine ideengeschichtliche Einführung in die Wissenschaftstheorie, Mentis-Verlag, Paderborn, zweite Auflage 2005