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Prof. Dr. Dennis Lehmkuhl

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Areas of academic Specialization 

  • History and Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science

Areas of academic Competence

  • Metaphysics
  • Logic
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Early Modern Philosophy

Academic Appointments

  • 2018- Lichtenberg Professor for History and Philosophy of Physics, University of Bonn, Germany.
  • 2015-18 Research Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology; Scientific Editor, Einstein Papers Project, California Institute of Technology.
  • 2013-14 Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2012-15 Juniorprofessor (= Assistant Professor) for Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Wuppertal University, Germany.
  • 2010-15 Contributing Editor at the Einstein Papers Project, California Institute of Technology.
  • 2009-12 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy and at the IZWT, Wuppertal University, Germany.

Education

  • 2005-10 DPhil in Philosophy, Oxford University (Oriel College). Viva 11/2009; awarded 07/2010. Supervisors: Dr O. Pooley, Prof H. Brown and Dr J.N. Butterfield
  • 2004-06 MA in Philosophy (with Distinction), Hamburg University.
  • 2003-04 MSc in Theoretical Physics (with Distinction grade for the thesis), Imperial College London.
  • 2000-03 BSc in Physics, Hamburg University.
  • 2000-03 BA in Philosophy (with Distinction), Hamburg University.

Visiting Fellowships

  • 2012-2013: Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Fall 2008: Vistiting Scholar at the Einstein Papers Project, California Institute of Technology.
  • Spring 2008: Visiting Scholar at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo (Canada).
  • 2004-05: Visiting Student in History and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics.

Publications

Monograph
  • Einstein's Principles. On the Interpretation of Spacetime Theories'. Under Contract with Oxford University Press.
Edited books and special issues
  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 15. The Berlin Years: June 1925 - April 1927’ with Diana Kormos Buchwald, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, József Illy, Anne Kox (eds.); Daniel J. Kennefick, A.J. Kox, Michel Janssen, Tony Duncan (assoc. eds.). Forthcoming with Princeton University Press, 2018. Introduction available online at https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.10662
  • Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories´ (with Gregor Schiemann and Erhard Scholz). Einstein Studies, Volume 13, Birkäuser/Springer, 2017.
  • Special Issue on `Particle Physics after the Higgs Discovery’ (with Simon Friederich), in: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Physics, Volume 51, August 2015.
  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 14. The Berlin Years: April 1923 - June 1925’ with Diana Kormos Buchwald, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer, József Illy, (eds.); Daniel J. Kennefick, A.J. Kox and Osik Moses (assoc. eds.). Princeton University Press, 2015.
  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 13. The Berlin Years: January 1922 – March 1923' with Diana Kormos Buchwald, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer, József Illy, (eds.); Daniel J. Kennefick, A.J. Kox and Osik Moses (assoc. eds.). Princeton University Press, 2012.
  • Hermann Minkowski‘s ``Space and Time´´(Translation). In: Vesselin Petkov (editor): `Minkowski Spacetime: A Hundred Years later´. Springer, 2010.
Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • `Two Miracles of General Relativity’. With James Read and Harvey Brown. Forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
  • `The Equivalence Principle(s)’. Forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics, edited by E. Knox and A. Wilson, Routledge 2018.
  • `General Relativity as a Hybrid theory: The Genesis of Einstein's work on the Problem of Motion’. Forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355219817301314 and as a preprint at https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.09872
  • `The Metaphysics of Super-Substantivalism'. Nous, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp. 24-46. Available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nous.12163/abstract
  • `Literal vs Careful Interpretations of Scientific Theories: the Vacuum Approach to the Problem of Motion in General Relativity’. Philosophy of Science, Volume 84, Issue 5, December 2017. Extended preprint at http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/12461/
  • `Introduction Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories'. In: Lehmkuhl, Scholz, Schiemann (eds.). Einstein Studies, Volume 13, Birkäuser/Springer 2017.
  • `Einstein, the Reality of Space, and the Action-Reaction Principle' (with Harvey Brown), in The Nature of Reality, ed. Partha Ghose, Routledge, 2017. Preprint: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9792.
  • `Particle Physics and the Higgs discovery: Philosophical Perspectives' (with Simon Friederich). Studies in History and Philosophy of Physics, Volume 51, August 2015, pp. 69-70.
  • `Why Einstein did not believe that General Relativity geometrizes gravity.' Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Volume 46, May 2014, pp. 316-326.
  • `Time in Spacetimes.' Philosophia Naturalis, Volume 49, No. 2, December 2012.
  • `Mass-Energy-Momentum. Only there because of Spacetime?' The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Volume 62, No. 3, 2011, pp. 454-488.
  • `Super-Substanzialismus in der Philosophie der Raumzeit´ In: Michael Esfeld (ed.): Philosophie der Physik. Suhrkamp 2011.
  • `Matter(s) in Relativity Theory'. In: Dorato, M., Rédei, M. and Suárez, M. (eds): Philosophical Issues in the Sciences: Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Springer, 2010.
  • `Is spacetime a gravitational field?' In: Dennis Dieks, `The Ontology of Spacetime II.' Series: Philosophy and Foundations of Physics, Elsevier Science, 2008.
     

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