Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Classical German Philosophy



Externally Funded Research Projects


Metametaphysics – on the Sense and Non-sense of Ontological Disputes (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)


The Epistemology of Thought Experiments and Counterfactual Conditionals (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)


Between the Infinity of Thought and the Thesis of a New Ontology: Kant, Hegel, and German Idealism (funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung)



PhD Projects


Bianca Ancillotti

E-mail: biancancillotti(a)


Catharine Diehl

E-mail: catharine.diehl(at)


Haruki Inoue

  • The 'I' as an Unconsciousness: A Possibility of Unconsciousness in Kant's Epistemology

Kontakt: inoharu4(a)


Xi Luo

  • Kant's Transcentental Theory of Self-consciousness

E-mail: luoxi03(at)


Marco Santi

E-mail: mail.marco.santi(at)


Steven Tester

Cotutelle Humboldt University/Northwestern University

Committee: Prof. Rolf-Peter Horstmann (Humboldt University), Prof. Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern University)

E-mail: steventester(at)


Radka Tomeckova

  • Die logische Einheit des Ich. Eine Untersuchung von Kants Konzeption personaler Identität

E-mail: tomeckova.radka(at)


Han Wezenberg

E-mail: hanwezenberg(at)



Completed PhDs


Silvia Jonas

  • A Separate Reality: Enquiry into the Nature of Ineffability

E-mail: silvia.jonas(at)


Michael Oberst

  • Kant's Formal Idealism – a Phenomenalistic Interpretation

E-mail: mioberst(at)


Julia Zakkou

  • Ontological Antirealism