Matthias Kiesselbach

Matthias KiesselbachInstitut für Philosophie
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Tel.:  030 - 2093 7950
Fax: 030 - 2093 2263


Short CV

  • Since 05/2010 Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy at Humboldt-University Berlin. Participation in the interdisciplinary research project "Dealing Reasonably with Blurred Boundaries", supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.
  • 12/2009 - 04/2010 Assistant Lecturer at the Institut of Philosophy of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • 03/2006 - 02/2010 Completion of Dr.-phil.-Thesis in philosophy at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Menke; title of the dissertation: "The practice of reflection. On the essence and the development of ethical discourse from a pragmatist perspective"; financed by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
  • 10/2008 – 12/2008 Visiting Graduate Student at Worcester College of the University of Oxford, Supervisor: Dr. Sabina Lovibond
  • 10/2000 – 06/2004 Studies of philosophy, politics and economics in York and Cambridge

Areas of specialisation

  • Semantical Vagueness, Pragmatism, Wittgenstein


  • "Constructing Commitment. Brandom's Pragmatist Take on Rule-Following", forthcoming in: Philosophical Investigations
  • [in progress:] Vagueness for Pragmatists