Nora Kluck



  • Since June 2011 Project coordinator of the Alumni-Club Münster and the Universitätsgesellschaft Münster, University of Münster (Fundraising department)
  • April 2008–December 2012 Writing my doctoral thesis on »The Value of Vagueness« (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Geert Keil). Participation in the interdisciplinary research project »Dealing reasonably with blurred boundaries«, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
  • Winter Term 2009/2010 Teaching assignment at the Department of Philosophy at RWTH Aachen University
  • Winter Term 2008/2009 Teaching assignment at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Osnabrueck
  • Since December 2008 Graduate scholarship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • March 2008 Final examinations (in June 2009 awarded with the »Springorum Denkmünze« for excellent examinations)
  • 2007–2008 Student assistant/ graduate assistant at the press office of RWTH Aachen University
  • 20052008 Student assistant at the Department of Philosophy at RWTH Aachen University
  • 2003–2005 Student assistant at the Department of Linguistics and Communication Science at RWTH Aachen University
  • 2006 Visiting student at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 20022006 Student scholarship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • 20012008 Studies of Technical Communication (Communication Science and Computer Science) and Philosophy at RWTH Aachen University

Areas of Specialisation

  • The Value of Vagueness
  • For classical logic, vagueness is an undesired property of predicates. But vagueness in natural languages also has its benefits, which I will focus on in my thesis. Despite of the problems in formal logic, communication with vague predicates usually succeeds: By using them, communication is efficient, economic and flexible. Even in first-language-acquisition predicates are learned with fuzzy boundaries. Vague predicates also take into account the cognitive and perceptual limitations of human beings.

Project-related publications

  • Kluck, Nora (2010): „Some Notes on the Value of Vagueness in Everyday Communication“. In: Hüllermeier, Eyke; Kruse, Rudolf; Hoffmann, Frank (Hgg): Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems. Applications. 13th International Conference, IPMU 2010, Proceedings, Part II. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, S. 344-349 (= Communications in Computer and Information Science 81)
  • Full text (via springerlink), Penultimate Draft