Dr. Felix Bräuer

Dr. Felix Bräuer

Assistant professor
University of Mannheim
Chair Theoretical Philosophy/Philosophy of Language
L 9, 5 – Room 007
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 11 am until noon
semester break: please register for an appointment via email

Felix Bräuer is currently assistant professor at the chair for Theoretical Philosophy/Philosophy of Language at the University of Mannheim (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag). Before joining the University of Mannheim in 2019, he was assistant professor at Saarland University (2018–2019). He has studied philosophy at the University of Wuppertal, UC Berkeley, as well as Humboldt University, where he finished his PhD in 2018. His PhD-thesis deals with the question “Under which conditions are we epistemically justified in our testimony-based beliefs”. His research focuses on epistemology, especially social epistemology, philosophy of language, and the nature and function of social norms. Apart from these research interests, he also teaches courses on topics such as Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Aesthetics.


  • 2022: "The transparency of expressivism,” with Wolfgang Freitag, Synthese 200131, 2022,
  • 2021: Die Worte der Anderen. Eine Untersuchung zur epistemischen Abhängigkeit. Paderborn, Brill mentis.
  • 2021 (Online First): “Assertion: The Constitutive Rule Account and the Engagement Condition Objection”. Erkenntnis
  • 2018: “Looking beyond reductionism and anti-reductionism”. Episteme, 1–19.
  • 2017: “Testimonien, epistemische Gemeinschaften und praktische Risiken”. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 65(5), 851–871.