Stefan Roski


I am post-doctoral researcher in the Relevance Project, working on the topic of explanatory relevance. Before joining the project, I have been part of Richard Woodward’s group Ontology After Quine and held a position as research associate at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Hamburg, affiliated to Benjamin Schnieder’s Phlox-Group. Currently I am on leave in Hamburg since I am deputy professor for Theoretical Philosophy at Saarland University.

I have worked on grounding and non-causal explanation, and I have a strong interest in the history and philosophy of logic, in particular in the work of Bernard Bolzano. Recently, I have become interested in understanding and epistemic responsibility. Before coming to Hamburg I held positions and scholarships at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the VU University Amsterdam, and UC Berkeley.  I obtained the PhD with a thesis on Bolzano’s theory of grounding at the VU University Amsterdam in 2014. My PhD-research was part of the ERC-Project “Tarski’s Revolution: A New History”, led by Arianna Betti.