Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag

University of Mannheim
Chair Theoretical Philosophy/Philosophy of Language
L 9, 5 – Room 004
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tuesday 4–5 pm in person
Prior registration via email is desirable but not obligatory.

Wolfgang Freitag holds the Chair Theoretical Philosophy/Philosophy of Language. He studied philosophy, history, politics and mathematics in Konstanz, Liverpool, Austin/Texas and Oxford. After completing his doctorate (2005) and habilitation (2010) at the University of Konstanz, he held substitute professorships in Bern and Heidelberg. In 2013 he accepted a call from the University of Freiburg to the Chair of Epistemology and Theory of Science. In 2018 he moved to his present position at the University of Mannheim. His research interests concern central questions of theoretical philosophy – especially in the philosophy of language, epistemology, metaphysics and logic – and, within practical philosophy, in the metaphysics of norms.


  • I Know. Modal Epistemology and Scepticism, mentis, Münster 2013.
  • Form and Philosophy. A Topology of Possibility and Representation, Synchron, Heidelberg 2009.

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