I am a philosopher at Utrecht University. Officially I am Professor of Theoretical Philosophy. I work in epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, language, mathematics, and logic, and in related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. I am also member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (ECAP).
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About this Website
This website is an addition to my PhilPapers website and my profile page at Utrecht University. At the PhilPapers site you will find links to my publications, and I try to make sure that this site is always up to date. Here, on the other hand, you find blog entries to work in progress (and other academic issues) as well as drafts of papers that are not yet published.
I believe that personal professional websites are becoming somewhat obsolete which is why I significantly reduced the amount of professional information that I’m posting here. Nowadays, universities use several databases to make study materials available to students, and my publications are already listed in two different databases (one for professional philosophers, one for bureaucrats).
I studied philosophy, history, and German literature and language at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. After graduating with an M.A. degree in philosophy and medieval history, I worked at the Institute of Philosophy at Düsseldorf and at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2005 I defended my dissertation on Thought Experiments in Philosophy (Gedankenexperimente in der Philosophie) at Düsseldorf. From 2006 to 2015 I was professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Since January 2016 I hold the chair for theoretical philosophy at Utrecht University.
Recent Publications (Selection)
- Daniel Cohnitz (2016). Moral Realism and Faultless Disagreement. Ratio 29 (2):202-212.
- Daniel Cohnitz & Jussi Haukioja (2015). Intuitions in Philosophical Semantics. Erkenntnis 80 (3):617-641.
- Daniel Cohnitz & Jussi Haukioja (2013). Meta-Externalism Vs Meta-Internalism in the Study of Reference. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (3):475-500.
- Daniel Cohnitz & Jaan Kangilaski (2013). Understanding a Sentence Does Not Entail Knowing its Truth‐Conditions: Why the Epistemological Determination Argument Fails. Dialectica 67 (2):223-242.
- (with Marcus Rossberg): Nelson Goodman, Routledge 2006.
- Gedankenexperimente in der Philosophie, Mentis 2006.
- (with Manuel Bremer): Information and Information Flow: An Introduction, De Gruyter 2004.
- Mind Ascribed, special issue of SPE, 2016.
- (with Teresa Marques): Disagreements, special issue of Erkenntnis, 2014.
- (with Peter Pagin and Marcus Rossberg): Monism, Pluralism and Relativism: New Essays on the Status of Logic, special issue of Erkenntnis, 2014.