David Lanius

David LaniusInstitut für Philosophie

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Tel.: 030 - 2093 7956
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Short CV

  • Since 09 / 2011 PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Dissertation title: “Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law. Vagueness, Generality, and Ambiguity in Laws and Contracts ”
  • 09 / 2010 – 08 / 2011 Degree of Logic Year at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam; Thesis title: “Vagueness and Unforeseeability. A Game Theoretical Approach”
  • 09 / 2008 – 07 / 2009 Research year at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with focus on philosophy of language and linguistics
  • 10 / 2007 – 07 / 2010 Degree of Magister Philosophiae (MPhil) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich; Thesis title: “Warum Vagheit nicht Unwissen ist. Eine kritische Analyse der epistemischen Theorie“ (Why vagueness is not ignorance. A critical analysis of the epistemic theory)
  • 10 / 2005 – 09 / 2007 Basic studies of Magister Artium in philosophy and economics at the University of Regensburg

Areas of Specialisation

  • Vagueness and indeterminacy
  • Philosophy of language, philosophy of law, game theory, logic

Project-related publications and talks

  • "Strategic Vagueness in Contracts" (talk), closing conference "Dealing Reasonably with Blurred Boundaries", Hannover, 2013.
  • "Has Vagueness Really No Function in Law?" in Miguel Hoeltje, Thomas Spitzley and Wolfgang Spohn (eds.): Proceedings of GAP.2012 in Konstanz (2013).
  • "Der Nutzen von Vagheit im Recht" (talk), postgraduate conference of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Hannover, 2012.
  • "James Hampton on Epistemic and Non-epistemic Uncertainty" (commentary), Deciding under Non-epistemic Uncertainty, University of Freiburg, 2012.
  • "Vagueness in the Law" (poster, with Daniel Gruschke), 8th congress of Gesellschaft für analytische Philosophie, Konstanz 2012.
  • "Monika Rathert on Vague Terms in EU Law" (commentary), Vague Language - Vague Law?, University of Freiburg, 2011.
  • "Vagueness and Unforeseeability" (talk), Logic Tea, Institute of Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam, 2011.
  • "Sergi Oms on Truth-functional and Penumbral Intuitions" (commentary), Meaning, Modality and Apriority, University of Cologne, 2010.