Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Arthur Merin has degrees in anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology from the
Universities of Cambridge, Stuttgart, and Sussex. He also teaches and does research in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz.
Arthur Merin's systematic research interests include the theories of meaning, knowledge, and action, in particular algebraic, probabilistic, and decision-theoretic semantics; the mathematics of the emotions, of poetics and of rhetoric; the methodology of philosophy, of the economic and cognitive sciences, of engineering, and of architectural design. Historical research interests include topics in the philosophy of Aristotle, classical rhetoric, European philosophy of the 17th and 18th century, pragmatism as understood by C.S. Peirce, the philosophical work of F.P. Ramsey, the development up to the present of philosophy in the tradition of Frege and Russell and its relations to the broadly Neo-Romantic tradition of thought.
Trying to acquire a worthwhile understanding of physics and its philosophy.
The usual type of research funding.
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
- Merin, Arthur: Language Heedless of Logic - Philosophy Mindful of What? Failures of Distributive and Absorption Laws
For a collection of writings in English see online under author's name on http://www.semanticsarchive.net.