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Hamid Taieb PhotoDr Hamid Taieb




Hamid Taieb is the leader of the DFG Emmy-Noether research group “A Sensible World” (project website: He received his PhD from the University of Lausanne and the École pratique des hautes études in Paris. He has held research or teaching positions at the Universities of Geneva, Hamburg, Lausanne, and Salzburg, and has made research stays at the École normale supérieure at Paris, HU Berlin, King’s College London, and the University of Gothenburg. He has written several works in the history of philosophy: first, on the Austro-German tradition, from the School of Brentano to early phenomenology; and second, on the Aristotelian tradition, especially medieval scholastic authors. From a systematic point of view, he specializes in the philosophy of mind and ontology, but has also explored issues in epistemology and philosophy of language. In addition, he is interested in philosophy of law (before devoting himself to philosophy, he studied law at the University of Geneva).



Academic Positions


Since 2020.09 Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader, Humboldt University Berlin
DFG project "A Sensible World. The Problem of Secondary Qualities in and around the School of Brentano"
2018.09 - 2020.08 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hamburg Alexander von Humboldt Foundation project “Prototype Concepts in Austro-German Philosophy” (personal project)
2016.08 - 2018.08 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg Austrian Science Fund project “Franz Brentano’s Descriptive Psychology”
2014.09 - 2017.09 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Geneva Swiss National Science Foundation project “Meaning and Intentionality in Anton Marty”
2010.09 - 2016.07 Research Assistant, then Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Lausanne Swiss National Science Foundation project “The Problem of Relations in the Philosophy of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”

Research Stays


2018.10 – 2019.03 Visiting Researcher, King’s College London
2018.04 – 2018.08 Invited Researcher, University of Gothenburg Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Project: “Representation and Reality. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition”
2013.09 – 2014.02 Visiting PhD student, Humboldt University Berlin
2012.01 – 2012.06 Foreign resident at the École normale supérieure (ENS), Paris


Education and Degrees


2014.12 PhD, Philosophy, University of Lausanne and École pratique des hautes études in Paris “The Intentional Relation in the Aristotelian Tradition. Study of the Reception of Aristotle’s Texts on Psychic Correlates” (in French)
2010.12 Geneva Bar Admission
2008.06 Master of Arts, Philosophy, University of Geneva
2004.10 Master in Law (“licence”), University of Geneva





a. Monographs

1. Relational Intentionality: Brentano and the Aristotelian Tradition, series “Primary Sources in Phenomenology”, Springer, Cham 2018.


b. Edited Volumes

2. with Guillaume Fréchette (eds.): Mind and Language. On the Philosophy of Anton Marty, series “Phenomenology & Mind”, De Gruyter, Berlin 2017.


c. Journal Special Issues

3. with Guillaume Fréchette (eds.): European Journal of Philosophy, issue on “New Work on Brentano” (forthcoming).

4. with Laurent Cesalli and Parwana Emamzadah (eds.): Studia Philosophica 76 (2017), issue on Philosophy and its History – A Contemporary Debate.


d. Articles in Journals

5. “Brentano on the Individuation of Mental Acts”, European Journal of Philosophy, issue on “New Work on Brentano”, eds. Guillaume Fréchette, Hamid Taieb (forthcoming).

6. “A Case of Aristotelian-Scholastic Non-Realism about Sensible Qualities: Peter Auriol on Sounds and Odours”, Journal of the History of Philosophy (forthcoming).

7. “Brentano and the Medieval Distinction between First and Second Intentions”, Topoi, issue on “Double Intentionality”, eds. Martin Klein, Philipp Schmidt, Michela Summa (online first).

8. “The Structure and Extension of (Proto)type Concepts: Husserl’s Correlationist Approach”, History and Philosophy of Logic (online first).

9. “How to Divide a(n Individual) Mind: Ontological Complexity Instead of Mental Monism”, Inquiry (for a book symposium on Mark Textor’s Brentano’s Mind) (online first).

10. “A Paleo-Criticism of Modes of Being: Brentano and Marty against Bolzano, Husserl, and Meinong”, Ergo 7/32 (2021), p. 849-876.

11. “Acts of the State and Representation in Edith Stein”, Journal of Social Ontology 6/1 (2020), p. 21-45.

12. “Ordinary Language Semantics: The Contribution of Brentano and Marty”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28/4 (2020), p. 777-796.

13. “Brentanian Association of Ideas”, Grazer philosophische Studien 97/2 (2020), p. 203-222.

14. “Du psychologisme au platonisme: l’évolution de Reinach sur les fondements du droit”, Philosophiques 46/1 (2019), p. 207-227.

15. “Que peut Freud que Brentano ne peut pas?”, Revue philosophique de la France et de l’étranger 144/2 (2019), p. 183-201.

16. with Laurent Cesalli: “Brentano and Medieval Ontology”, Brentano Studien 16 (2018), p. 335-362.

17. “La place des catégories dans l’ontologie de Brentano”, Les Études philosophiques 183/3 (2018), p. 435-446.

18. “Building Objective Thoughts: Stumpf, Twardowski and the Late Husserl on Psychic Products”, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 100/3 (2018), p. 336-370.

19. “What is Cognition? Peter Auriol’s Account”, Recherches de théologie et philosophie médiévales 85/1 (2018), p. 109-134.

20. “Intentionality and Reference: A Brentanian Distinction”, The Monist 100/1 (2017), issue on “Brentano”, ed. Uriah Kriegel, p. 120-132.

21. “Intentionnalité et κρίσις dans la réception de Métaphysique Δ, 15”, Revue philosophique de Louvain 114/3 (2016), issue on “L’intentionnalité: Aristote en héritage?”, eds. Kristell Trego, Laurent Villevieille, p. 421-444.

22. “Husserl et P.F. Strawson sur les qualités secondes”, Studia philosophica 75 (2016), issue on “Intentionality and Subjectivity”, ed. Guillaume Fréchette, p. 101-117.

23. “Classifying Knowledge and Cognates: On Aristotle’s Categories VIII, 11a20-38 and Its Early Reception”, Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 27 (2016), p. 85-106.

24. “Relations and Intentionality in Brentano’s Last Texts”, Brentano Studien 13 (2015), p. 183-210.

25. “The ‘Intellected Thing’ (res intellecta) in Hervaeus Natalis”, Vivarium 53/1 (2015), p. 26-44.

26. “La description chez Anton Marty: Psychologie et philosophie du langage”, Bulletin d’analyse phénoménologique X/9 (2014), p. 1-19 (

27. with Laurent Cesalli: “The Road to ‘ideelle Verähnlichung’. Anton Marty’s Conception of Intentionality in the Light of its Brentanian Background”, Quaestio 12 (2012), p. 171-232.


e. Book Chapters

28. “Brentano’s Aristotelian Account of the Classification of the Senses”, in Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist (ed.), The Aristotelian Tradition: Sense-perception, Brill, Leiden (forthcoming).

29. “Brentano on the Characteristics of Sensation”, in Mauro Antonelli, Thomas Binder (eds.), The Philosophy of Brentano, Brill, Leiden 2021, p. 192-208.

30. “The Early Husserl on Typicality”, in Arnaud Dewalque, Charlotte Gauvry, Sébastien Richard (eds.), Philosophy of Language in the Brentano School, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham 2021, p. 263–278.

31. “Husserl on Brentanian Psychology: A Correct Criticism?”, in Denis Fisette, Guillaume Fréchette, Hynek Janoušek (eds.), Franz Brentano’s Philosophy after Hundred Years – From History of Philosophy to Reism, Springer, Cham 2020, p. 87-108.

32. “Note on Stumpf’s History of Active Intellection”, in Véronique Decaix, Ana María Mora-Márquez (eds.), Active Cognition: Challenges to an Aristotelian Tradition, Springer, Cham 2020, p. 163-173.

33. “Intellection in Aquinas: From Habit to Operation”, in Nicolas Faucher, Magali Roques (eds.), The Ontology and Axiology of Habits in Medieval Philosophy, Springer, Cham 2018, p. 127-141.

34. “‘Repenser des pensées’: Remarques sur la méthode en histoire de la philosophie”, in Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Laurent Cesalli (eds.), Sujet libre. Pour Alain de Libera, Vrin, Paris 2018, p. 315-320.

35. “Scotus’ Nature: From Universal to Trope”, in Fabrizio Amerini, Laurent Cesalli, Alessandro Conti (eds.), Universals in the Fourteenth Century, Edizioni della Scuola Normale, Pisa 2017, p. 89-108.

36. “Austro-German Transcendent Objects before Husserl”, in Guillaume Fréchette, Hamid Taieb (eds.), Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty, De Gruyter, Berlin 2017, p. 41-62.

37. “Brentano on Properties and Relations”, in Uriah Kriegel (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School, Routledge, London 2017, p. 156-162.


f. Reviews

38. Review of Mauro Antonelli, “Vittorio Benussi in the History of Psychology: New Ideas of a Century Ago”, Dialectica (forthcoming).

39. Review of Charlotte Gauvry, “Heidegger et Wittgenstein”, actu-philosophia (2019) (

40. Review of Denis Fisette, Riccardo Martinelli (eds.), “Philosophy from an Empirical Standpoint: Essays on Carl Stumpf”, Brentano Studien 14 (2016), p. 321-326.

41. Review of Ion Tanasescu (ed.), “Franz Brentano’s Metaphysics and Psychology”, Grazer Philosophische Studien 88 (2013), p. 281-284.

42. Review of Alain de Libera, Archéologie du sujet, vol. I and II, Revue de théologie et de philosophie 143 (2011), p. 67-75.

43. Review of Christine Clavien, Catherine El-Bez (eds.), “Morale et évolution biologique. Entre déterminisme et libre arbitre”, Studia Philosophica 68 (2009), p. 298-299.


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