Prof. Dr. Stephan Schmid
Professor of History of Philosophy
Geschichte der Philosophie
By appointment by email.
Key aspects of activity
- Later Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy
2000: Highschool Diploma (including exams in Latin and Ancient Greek) in Switzerland.
2001-2004: Basic studies of Philosophy, German Literature, and Mathematic at the University of Basel.
2004-2006: Mainstudies of Philosophy, Modern German Literature, and Mathematics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.
2006: MA in Philosophy at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Topic of the MA thesis: Causality and Inference: Spinoza on causal and conceptual connections.
2007-2010: Ph.D. at the Humboldt University of Berlin within the Leibniz-Award-Project “Transformations of Mind: Philosophical Psychology 1500-1750” under supervision of Dominik Perler and Johannes Haag. Title of the dissertation: Finalursachen in der frühen Neuzeit – Eine Untersuchung der Transformation teleologischer Erklärungen (Final Causes in the Early Modern Period – An Investigation of the Transformations of Teleological Explanations).
Since 2010: Working on a Habilitation Francisco Suárez’s metaphysics of modality.
2003-2004: Student assistant to the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Basel
2004-2006: Student assistant to the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Fall 2012: Visiting Researcher at the University of Toronto (Canada)
Spring 2013:Visiting Researcher at Yale University (USA)
2009-2016: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin
June 2015: Joboffer from the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor for Early Modern Philosophy (declined)
Since Spring 2016: Professor for the History of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg
Areas of research
From a historical point of view I am interested in Late Medieval and Early Modern philosophy, where I focus mainly on metaphysical questions (about causality and modality), epistemological questions (scepticism), and questions of the philosophy of mind (theories of intentionality and mental faculties). I am also intersted in these questions from a purely systematical point of view.
On top of that, I am interested in methodological questions about the nature and epistemic goal of philosophy as well as in the relation between philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Die Publikationsliste (Stand Monat Jahr) entnehmen Sie bitte folgender Datei:
- Publikationsliste (pdf)