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Sturm, Thomas
ICREA Research Professor
Department of Philosophy, UAB
thomas.sturm@uab.cat
 

 

Is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the UAB. His research focuses on the relations between philosophy and psychology throughout history, and on epistemology. His main interest is in Kant’s philosophy of the (human) sciences and today’s debates on the psychology of rationality.

 

Informació de contacte

Departament de Filosofia
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Edifici B
E-08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
Spain

http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/staff/members/tsturm

Línies de recerca

Early Modern Philosophy, esp. Kant; Philosophy and History of Psychology; Philosophy of Science; Epistemology

The Rationality Debate in Psychology: Its Implications for Philosophical Naturalism

(guest ed.) Crisis? What Crisis? Crisis Debates in Psychology (thematic volume). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

The ‘Crisis’ of a Science: What Does It Matter whether It’s an Actor’s or an Analyst’s Category? (Introduction to a thematic volume on Crisis Debates in Psychology) Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

Bühler’s Crisis of Psychology and the Prehistory of Popper’s Critical Rationalism. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science

Kant on: “Wahrheit”, “Hypothese, transzendentale”, “Hypothese, metaphysische”, “Grundlegung”, “theoretisch”, “Universität”, “Juristenfakultät”. Kant-Lexikon. 3 vols. Ed. by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenberg & Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter.

(with James Messina) Kant on: “Wahrheit, Kriterium der”, “Erklärung”, “Sinn”. Kant-Lexikon. 3 vols. Ed. by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenberg & Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter.

(with Silvia De Bianchi) Naturwissenschaft. Kant-Lexikon. 3 vols. Ed. by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenberg & Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Michael Bishop & J. D. Trout: Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment (review). Erkenntnis.

Immanuel Kant: Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View. Transl. by Robert Louden, with an Introduction by Manfred Kuehn (review). Kant-Studien.

Holly L. Wilson: Kant’s Pragmatic Anthropology: Its Origin, Meaning, and Critical Significance (review). Kant-Studien.

Selbstbeobachtung als psychologische Methode im 18. Jahrhundert. Jahrbuch der Lichtenberg-Gesellschaft.

Truth, Objects of Knowledge, and Conceptual Frameworks: Kant, Putnam, and Realism.

Docència de grau

2009- Member, research group „El diseño del espacio en entornos de cognición distribuida: plantillas y affordances“, Dept. de Filosofia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Jan-Feb 2009: Visiting Professor, Dep. de Filosofia, Universitat Autònoma de  Barcelona

Nov-Dec 2008: Visiting Professor, CEHIC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

2008: Invitation as Visiting Professor, The Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, University of Chicago (declined)

2008-09: Member, TECNOCOG research group, Dept. de Filosofia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Nov-Dec 2007: Visiting Professor, CEHIC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Oct 2007-Sept 2009: Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Feb 2007: Dr. phil., Dept. of Philosophy, University of Marburg

Oct 2005-Sept 2007: Lorenz Krüger Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Oct 2001-July 2002: Visiting Lecturer, Berlin School of Economics (Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin/FHW)

March 2001-Jan 2005: Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Research Group “Psychological Thought and Practice”, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Oct-Dec 2000: Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy, University of California at San Diego

Sept 1996-June 1997: Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Philosophy, University of California at San Diego

Nov 1995-March 2001: Scientific Assistant, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Marburg

1994-1995: Work as Freelance Journalist (for Die Welt, Die Weltwoche, Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Rundschau, etc.)

July 1994: M.A. (Philosophy, History, Political Science), University of Göttingen

Oct 1990-Oct 1995: Research Assistant, Dept. of Philosophy; and Dept. of the History of Science, University of Göttingen

Oct 1987-July 1994: studied Philosophy, History, Political Science, University of Göttingen

July 13-24: Rationality (Summer school „Cognition and Culture“, University of Osnabrück)

Introduction to Medical Ethics: Ronald Dworkin on Euthanasia and Abortion - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Erasmus Master course „Dynamics in Health and Welfare“, March 5-6, 2009

Naturalized Epistemology and the Psychology of Rationality - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Master Course in the History of Science, Jan-Feb, 2009

Early Modern Philosophy of Mind and Psychology - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Master Course in the History of Science, Nov-Dec, 2008

Early Modern Philosophy of Mind and Psychology - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Master Course in the History of Science, Nov-Dec, 2007

(with Michael Pauen) Bewusstsein und Willensfreiheit zwischen Philosophie und Neurowissenschaft - Summeracademy of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), La Villa/Italy, September, 2005

Einführung in das philosophische Denken: Ethische Argumentation - Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft (FHW) Berlin, Undergraduate Seminar, SS 2002

Einführung in das philosophische Denken: Thomas Nagel, Was bedeutet das alles? - Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft (FHW) Berlin, Undergraduate Seminar, WS 2001/02

Wie frei können wir sein? Texte von Descartes bis Kant – Philipps-University Marburg, Undergraduate Seminar, WS 2000/01

Transcendental Philosophy in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason - University of California/San Diego, Graduate Seminar, Fall 2000

The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant - University of California/San Diego, Upper Division Level Course, Fall 2000

(with Michael Pauen) Bewusstsein: Klassische und aktuelle Debatten – Philipps-University Marburg, Graduate Seminar, WS 1999

René Descartes: Meditationes de Prima Philosophia - Philipps-University Marburg, Undergraduate Seminar, SS 1999

Bertrand Russell: The Problems of Philosophy - Philipps-University Marburg, Undergraduate Seminar, WS 1998/99

Gottlob Freges Schriften zur Philosophie der Logik und zur Theorie der Bedeutung - Philipps-University Marburg, Undergraduate Seminar, SS 1998

Kant: Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten - Philipps-University Marburg, Undergraduate Seminar, WS 1997/98


Publicacions (selecció)

Books
(in press) (with P. Erikson, J. Klein, L. Daston, R. Lemov, and M. Gordin): How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

(2009) Kant und die Wissenschaften vom Menschen. Paderborn: Mentis.
Edited books and journal issues

(forthcoming 2014) (ed.) Extended Cognition: New Philosophical Perspectives. Special issue of Philosophical Psychology.

(2012) (guest ed., with A. Mülberger) Psychology, a Science in Crisis? A Century of Reflections and Debates. Special section of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 43, pp. 425-521.

(2011) (guest ed., with U. Feest) What (Good) Is Historical Epistemology? Special volume of Erkenntnis, 75 (3).

(2009) (ed., with U. Feest) What (Good) Is Historical Epistemology? (MPIWG Preprints, 386). Berlin: MPIWG.

(2007) (ed., with M. Ash) Psychology’s Territories: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives from Different Disciplines. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals
(in press, 2013) (with E. Arnau & S. Ayala) Extended cognition meets bounded rationality. Philosophical Psychology.

(in press, 2013) “Kant our contemporary?” Kitcher on the fruitfulness of Kant’s theory of the cognitive subject. Kantian Review.

(2012) (with G. Gigerenzer) How (far) can rationality be naturalized? Synthese, 187, 243-268. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-011-0030-6

(2012) Consciousness regained? Philosophical arguments for and against reductive physicalism. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 14, 55-63.

(2012) The “rationality wars” in psychology: Where they are and where they could go. Inquiry, 55, 66-81.

(2012) What’s philosophical about Kant’s philosophy of the human sciences? Reply to Katharina Kraus. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 43, 203-207.

(2012) Kant über die dreifache Beziehung zwischen den Wissenschaften und der Philosophie. (Kant on the threefold relation between the sciences and philosophy.) Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus/International Yearbook of German Idealism, 8-2010, 60-82.

(2012) (with A. Mülberger) Crisis discussions in psychology: New philosophical and historical perspectives. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 43, 425-434.

(2012) Bühler and Popper: Kantian therapies for the crisis in psychology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 43, 462-472 (Portugese translation: D-5).

(2011) (with G. Gigerenzer) Herramientas=teorías=datos? Sobre cierta dinámica circular en la ciencia cognitiva. Quaderns de Psicologia, 13(2), 35-61. (Spanish translation of D-12)

(2011) (with U. Feest) Introduction: What (good) is historical epistemology? Erkenntnis, 75, 285-302.

(2011) Historical epistemology or history of epistemology? The case of the relation between perception and judgment. Erkenntnis, 75, 303-324.

(2011) Freedom and the human sciences: Hume’s science of man versus Kant’s pragmatic anthropology. Kant Yearbook, 3, 23-42.

(2010) (with F. Wunderlich) Kant and the scientific study of consciousness. History of the Human Sciences, 23, 48-71.

Articles in edited volumes
(in press, 2013) Intuition in the psychology of rationality. Rational Intuition: Philosophical Roots, Scientific Investigations. Ed. by L. Osbeck & B. Held. Cambridge: CUP.

(in press, 2013) Analytic and synthetic method in the human sciences: A hope that failed. Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe. Ed. by T. Demeter. Leiden: Brill.

(in press, 2013) What did Kant mean by and why did he adopt a cosmopolitan point of view in history? Kant and Philosophy from a Cosmopolitan Point of View: XIth International Kant-Congress. Ed. by S. Bacin, A. Ferrarin, C. LaRocca & M. Ruffing. Berlin: De Gruyter.

(2012) Há algum problema com a psicologia matemática no século dezoito? Um novo olhar sobre o velho argumento de Kant. In: Araujo, S. (Ed.), História e Filosofia da Psicologia: Perspectivas Contemporâneas. Juiz de Fora: Editora UFJF, 87-132 (Portugese translation of C-18).

(2012) Bühler e Popper: Terapias kantiana para a crise na Psicologia. Clio-Psyché – Gênero, Psicologia, História. Ed. by F. Portugal & A. Jacó-Vilela. Rio de Janeiro: Nau Editora/Faperj, 251-278.

(2010) Warum hat Kant physiologische Erklärungen in seiner Anthropologie abgelehnt? Natur und Kultur der Evolution. Ed. by J. Nida-Rümelin & J. Heilinger. Berlin: De Gruyter, 77-101.

(2009) Perception, judgment, and illusion: Historical epistemology or history of epistemology? What (Good) Is Historical Epistemology? Ed. by T. Sturm & U. Feest. MPIWG Preprints, 386. Berlin: MPIWG, 17-34.

(2009) (with U. Feest) What (good) is historical epistemology? Introductory remarks. What (Good) Is Historical Epistemology? Ed. by T. Sturm & U. Feest. MPIWG Preprint Series, Berlin: MPIWG, 3-4.

Research reports
(2008) What (good) is historical epistemology?
http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/news/features/feature1

Media interviews
Psciologia em Pesquisa (Brazil), vol. 6(1), 2012, pp. 83-86 (interviewed by Thiago Constancio Ribeiro Peirera & Diego Azevedo Leite)
http://www.ufjf.br/psicologiaempesquisa/files/2012/09/v6n1a11.pdf

Special Issue on “Crisis” in Psychology (with Annette Mülberger). Advances in the History of Psychology, November 20, 2011 (interviewed by Jacy L. Young)
http://ahp.apps01.yorku.ca/?p=1468

“Kreativität in der Wissenschaft”. Hessischer Rundfunk, 24 April, 2009.
http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/Presse-PDF/Sturm_Planck_hr_24.04..mp3

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