Rico Hauswald

Department of Philosophy
Humboldt University of Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin, Germany


Phone:  ++4930 – 2093 7950
Fax: ++4930 – 2093 2263

rico.hauswald@hu-berlin.de

Homepage at Humboldt University

Short CV

  • Since 2010 Assistant Lecturer, Chair of Philosophical Anthropology, Department of Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin.
    Participation in the interdisciplinary research project »Dealing reasonably with blurred boundaries«, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
    Dissertation »Soziale Pluralitäten. Zur Ontologie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Semantik des Klassifizierens und Gruppierens von Menschen in Gesellschaft und Humanwissenschaft« (submitted 12/2012)
  • 2006 - 2010 Research Assistant, Chair of Theoretical Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Dresden University of Technology
  • 2000 - 2006 Studies of philosophy and sociology in Dresden and Fribourg/Switzerland. Master's Thesis »Zur Grammatik humanwissenschaftlicher Begriffe«.

Areas of specialisation

Vagueness in social and medical ontology and in the philosophy of the human sciences, Natural Kinds, Social Kinds

Project-related publications and talks

  • Russell's Principle and Natural Kinds, Conference »Varieties of Evans«, Stuttgart, May 2013
  • Diagnostic Inflation or Definitional Inflation? Reflections on the Nature of Psychiatric Categories, Conference »Dealing Reasonably with Blurred Boundaries«, Hannover, April 2013
  • Evans' vermeintlicher Beweis der Unmöglichkeit metaphysischer Vagheit, Conference »Varieties of Evans. Zur Philosophie von Gareth Evans«, Stuttgart, January 2013
  • Was sind vage natürliche Arten? In: Miguel Hoeltje; Thomas Spitzley; Wolfgang Spohn (eds.): Akten des 8. GAP-Kongresses, Konstanz, 17.-20.9.2012. Web publication 2013
  • Natural Social Kinds and the Scientificity of the Social Sciences, Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS), Copenhagen, September 2012
  • Wo endet Gesundheit, wo fängt Krankheit an? Juristen und Philosophen untersuchen den vernünftigen Umgang mit unscharfen Grenzen (with Geert Keil), HUMBOLDT − Die Zeitung der Alma Mater Berolinensis, H. 6/2011­−2012.
  • Vagueness in Diagnostic Categories. Conceptual Clarifications, Conference  »Gradualist Approaches to Health and Disease«, Berlin, March 2012
  • Fuzzy Groups, II Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology, Rome, September 2011
  • Zu einer allgemeinen Ontologie sozialer Kollektive. In: Akten des XXII. Deutschen Kongresses für Philosophie, München, September 2011 (http://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/12547/)
  • Group-like and Kind-like Social Collectives, Workshop »Collectives in Space and Time«, Rostock, June 2011
  • Natürliche Arten in der sozialen und medizinischen Ontologie, 9th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, Vienna, June 2011
  • Psychiatric Categories as Natural and Social Kinds (Poster), 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Bochum, August 2010
  • Ian Hacking über die Sprachabhängigkeit von Handlungen und das »Erfinden« von Leuten. In: Volker A. Munz/Klaus Puhl/Joseph Wang (eds.) (2009): Language and World. Papers of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel : Österr. Ludwig-Wittgenstein-Ges., pp. 172-175
  • Soziale Ontologie und Klassifikationslooping, GAP.7, Bremen, September 2009