CV

Curriculum Vitae (short)

Dr. Raphael van Riel

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General Information

Nationality: German

Born in 1979, Hamburg

Marital Status: Married, two children

Language Skills: German (native), English (fluent), French (good),

Contact (Office):

Dr. Raphael van Riel

Institut für Philosophie

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Universitätsstraße 150

45141 Essen

Germany

Mail: Raphael.vanRiel@uni-due.de

Tel.: +49201 183 -2418

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Education

11.2010

Doktor phil., Ruhr-University Bochum. Thesis Title: “The concept of reduction. An identity based approach” (summa cum laude/with distinction). Supervisors: Prof. Albert Newen (Bochum) und Prof. Stephan Hartmann (Tilburg/Munich).

2007-2010

Postgraduate Studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and at TiLPS , Netherlands.

12.2006

Magister Artium (Philosophy, Minors: Political Sciences and Social Psychology), University of Hamburg. Supervisors: Prof. Wolfgang Künne and Prof. Ulrich Gähde.

2000-2006 Studied Philosophy, Political Science and Social Psychology  at the University of Hamburg and Sorbonne, Paris.

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Career

2016 Temporary Lecturer at the University of Basel (Switzerland)

2015-2016 Acting Chair for Theoretical Philosophy, Philipps-University Marburg.

2/3.2014 Visiting Scholar, LOGOS Group, Barcelona.

Since 8.2013 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (in the rank of an Associate Professor/Principal Investigator); Institute for Philosophy, University of Duisburg-Essen – Principal Investigator in the project “A Study in Explanatory Power” (Details: See below).

2012-2013 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (in the rank of an Associate Professor); Institute for Philosophy, University of Bochum – Project “A Study in Explanatory Power” (Details: See below).

2/3.2012 Visiting Scholar, LOGOS Group, Barcelona.

2010-2012 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (in the Rank of an Assistant Professor), Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum.

2-6.2009 Visiting Fellow, Tilburg Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (NL).

2007-2010 Reasearch Assistant at the Instituts for Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum.

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Third Party Funding/Awards/Stipends

2018-2021 Dilthey-Fellowship (Phase 2: 322.700 Euro), Volkswagenstiftung, Project: A Study in Explanatory Power II: Philosophical Perspectives on the Explanation of Social Phenomena.

2016-2018 Funding for collaboration with Dr. Darwish (Cologne) on Analytic and Hermeneutic approaches to explanation and understanding, ca. 35.500 Euro.

2016 Funding for the workshop: Philosophical Methods, DFG, 5.000 Euro.

2015-2017 Network “Social Functions”, funded by the DFG, ca. 27.000 Euro.

2014-2017 Coordinator in the project “Applied Analytic Philosophy: Social Groups” (together with Dr. Miguel Hoeltje), funded by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Essen, ca. 18.000 Euro.

2012-2018 Dilthey-Fellowship (Phase 1: 571.000 Euro), Volkswagenstiftung, Project: A Study in Explanatory Power.

2011-2012 Member of the Global Young Faculty, funding for a project on moral enhancement, ca.  45.000 Euro, together with 8 collaborators, funded by the Mercator Stiftung.

2011 Dissertation award at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

2011 Dissertation award, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Essen.

2009 Funding for the Workshop ‘Reductionism, Metaphors and Explanation in the Philosophy of Mind’; German Society for Analytic Philosophy.

2009 Award: Best Presentation Award, Graduate School on Perception, Lausanne.

2008-2010 Funding for Travel-expenses by the Research-School (Ruhr-University Bochum), 3.000 Euros.

2008-2010 Stipend for Doctoral Studies, awarded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

2008 Funding for the development of an online based introductory course to Logic and Argumentation Theory Universitätsallianz Ruhr (together with Albert Newen & Gottfried Vosgerau).

2006 Essay-Award, awarded by the Journal Merkur, Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken.

2004 – 2006 Stipend for undergraduate studies, awarded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

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Reviewer for

Abstracta, Acta Analytica, Erkenntnis, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Philosophia Naturalis, Philosophical Papers, Philosophia. Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, Philosophy and Economics, Philosophy and Mind, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, Synthese, Topoi.

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Workshop and Conference Organization

2017: Workshop: ‘The Varieties of Knowing How’, Essen (together with Insa Lawler)

2017 Workshop: ‘The Metaphysics of Social Functions’, Essen KWI (together with Dr. Miguel Hoeltje)

2016 Workshop: ‘Philosophical Methods’, Essen KWI (together with Dr. Anna-Maria Eder and Insa Lawler)

2015 Colloquim ‘Varieties of Explanation’, Colloquium at the GAP.9 (together with Dr. Miguel Hoeltje).

2015 ‘Issues in Applied Analytic Philosophy’, Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, with Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT), Prof. Mari Mikkola (Humboldt Universität), Prof. Dan Lopez de Sa (Barcelona), Prof. Esa Diez-Leon (Barcelona) (together with Dr. Miguel Hoeltje)

2014 ‘Norms of Reasoning’, Bochum (together with Anna-Maria Eder and Dr. Peter Brössel)

2014 ‘Explanatory Power III: Topics in Explanation, Dependence, and Understanding’, Workshop at the University Duisburg-Essen (together with Miguel Hoeltje and Insa Lawler).

2013 ‘Explanatory Power II: Understanding Through Modeling’, Workshop at the Ruhr-University Bochum (together with Markus Eronen).

2012 ‘Dependence in Social Ontology’, Workshop at the Humboldt University Berlin (together with Miguel Hoeltje, Daniel James and Heiner Koch).

2012 ‘Neuro-enhancement and its moral implications’, Workshop at the Ruhr-University Bochum (together with post-docs from the Global Young Faculty Network).

2012 ‘Explanatory Power I’, Workshop at the Ruhr-University Bochum (together with Markus Eronen).

2009 ‘Reductionism, Explanation and Metaphors in the Philosophy of Mind’, Satellite Workshop at the GAP7, Bremen (together with Albert Newen).

2009 ‘Second European Graduate School’, Bochum, (together with Albert Newen).

2007/2008 Lecture Series “Philosophie und Kognition” (together with Albert Newen and Christoph Michel).

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