Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Philosophical Anthropology

Prof. Dr. Geert Keil

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


Room 3036

Tel.: +49 30 2093-2590
Fax: +49 30 2093-2263

Office hours: By appointment


Geert Keil is Professor of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Born in 1963, he studied philosophy, linguistics, German literature and educational science at the Universities of Bochum and Hamburg. In 1991, he received his Ph. D. from the University of Hamburg with a dissertation on philosophical naturalism. From 1992 to 1999 he was Assistant Professor at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. In 1999 he received his Habilitation (second dissertation) with a book on causation and agency. Awarded with a Feodor Lynen scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Heisenberg scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG), he was a visiting scholar at the Universities of Trondheim (Norway), Stanford (USA) and Basel (Switzerland). From 2005 to 2010 he held a chair in theoretical philosophy at RWTH Aachen University. He is the author of Kritik des Naturalismus (1993), Handeln und Verursachen (2000, second ed. 2015), Willensfreiheit (2007, second ed. 2013, third ed. 2017), Quine (2002, second ed. 2011), Wenn ich mich nicht irre (2019), and the co-editor of fifteen anthologies, including Naturalismus (2000), Fifty Years of Quine’s ›Two Dogmas‹ (2003), Phänomenologie und Sprachanalyse (2005), Vagueness and Ontology (2013), Vagueness and Law (2016), Vagueness in Psychiatry (2017), Aristotle’s Anthropology (2019), Nachdenken über Corona (2021).

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