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Reutlinger, Alexander

Dr. phil. habil. Alexander Reutlinger

Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat)


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

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 130
80539 München

Office hours by appointment (Room 130)


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Alexander Reutlinger earned an M.A. in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2008, he obtained a Dr. phil. from the University of Cologne in 2011, and he completed his Habilitation in philosophy at LMU Munich in 2017. Alexander has held positions as a visiting fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science (University of Pittsburgh) and as a postdoctoral research fellow within the research group Causation and Explanation in Cologne (funded by the German Research Council, DFG). In October 2013, Alexander joined the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the LMU Munich.

Research Interests

Alexander's research is concerned with topics in philosophy of science and neighboring areas of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, ethics and political philosophy.

Alexander's research topics include:

  • Social Limitations of Science (biases in science, science skepticism, objectivity, expertise, academic freedom)
  • Aspects of Scientific Explanation (non-causal and causal explanations, explanation and understanding, how-possibly explanations)
  • Interpreting Models (idealizations, toy models, computer simulations)
  • Between Explication and Metaphysics of Science (causation, ceteris paribus laws, probabilities)

Further Activities

Alexander received the teaching award (Preis für gute Lehre) for the academic year 2016/17.

Editorial Work

  • Alexander and Juha Saatsi are currently co-editing a volume on non-causal explanations entitled "Explanation Beyond Causation".

 Organization of Conferences and Workshops (selected)

Recent and Forthcoming Publications


  • (2017) Rethinking Scientific Explanation. (Habil-Schrift)
  • (2013) A Theory of Causation in the Biological and Social Sciences, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. For further Details look at the pages on amazon and palgrave.

Edited Volumes

Selected Research Papers

Selected Survey Papers

Selected Book Reviews

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