zum Inhalt springen


Sven Bernecker is primarily interested in epistemology, philosophy of mind as well as Kant and German Idealism.

Before coming to Cologne in 2016 he taught at the Universities of California-Irvine, Manchester, Munich, Vienna, and Birkbeck College London. He has held visiting appointments at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Humboldt University Berlin, Ruhr University Bochum, and University of Cologne.

Paul Silva's current research is primarily in epistemology (traditional, social and formal), but he is also interested in metaphysics and ethics. Before Paul joined CONCEPT he was a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. And before that he was a Lecturer in philosophy at Monash University. He completed his PhD at the University of Connecticut in 2013. 

Find out more about Paul Silva's work

Assistant Professor (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Dr. Luis Rosa

Luis Rosa's main area of research is epistemology/ formal epistemology. He's currently concerned with problems about the nature and normativity of suspended judgment, the relationship between knowledge and uncertainty and norms of coherence. Rosa is also interested in the cognitive psychology of reasoning and Artificial Intelligence. Before joining CONCEPT, he was Humboldt fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU Munich).

Check out Luis' website for more information


Audrey Kaiser-Rösener

Audrey joined CONCEPT in March 2023. She worked before as a life and social coach at the job agency in Cologne.

As the Office Manager she takes care of the administrative matters, manages in-house/external communication and organizes various events for CONCEPT. You can contact Audrey, if you would like to get in touch with the research center.



Junior Professor

Jun.Prof. Dr. Stefanie Grüne

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Dr. T. Y. Branch

T.Y. Branch is primarily interested in the philosophy of science and values in science. Her research is on how values influence science education, science communication and public engagement with science. 

Before joining CONCEPT she was a Postdoctoral researcher at Institut Jean Nicod at L’École normale supérieure in Paris where she worked on how values factor into trusting experts as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project PERITIA. 

More information about Teresas' work can be found here

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter)

Dr. Robert Weston Siscoe

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Dr. Yafeng Shan

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Dr. Minkyung Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter)

Dr. Adam Bricker

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Dr. Eyal Tal

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Dr. Amy Flowerree

PhD student

Lisa Benossi M.A.

PhD student

Sofia Bokros M.A.

Find out more about Sofia on PhilPeople​​​​​​​

PhD student

Giulia Napolitano M.A.

PhD student

Jakob Ohlhorst M.A.

PhD student

Francesco Praolini M.A.