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Dr Severin Schroeder

Dr Severin SchroederQualifications

MA, PhD (University of Hamburg)

Role or position

Lecturer in Philosophy

E-mail address

Academic background

I have been at Christ Church since 1997. From 1997 to 1998 I also taught at Birkbeck College, London, and from 1998 to 2005 at LMH, Oxford. Since 2005 I’ve been teaching at the University of Reading, where now I am a
Reader in Philosophy.

Undergraduate teaching

Prelims/Mods: General Philosophy; Introduction to Logic; Mill: Utilitarianism; Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence. FHS: History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant (Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant); Kant; Post-Kantian Philosophy (Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Sartre); Frege, Russell, Early Wittgenstein; Later Wittgenstein; Aesthetic & the Philosophy of Criticism; Knowledge & Reality; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Logic & Language; Ethics; Philosophy of Religion.

Research Interests

Wittgenstein; Aesthetics; Philosophy of Mind; Schopenhauer.

Publications include

• ‘The Coded-Message Model of Literature’, in: R. Allen & M. Turvey (eds), Wittgenstein, Theory and the Arts, London: Routledge, 2001.
• Ed. Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001.
• ‘Why Juliet is the Sun’, in: M. Siebel & M. Textor (eds), Semantik & Ontologie, Frankfurt/Main: Ontos Verlag, 2004.
• Wittgenstein: The Way Out of the Fly Bottle, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006.
• ‘Moore’s Paradox and First Person Authority’, in: Grazer Philosophische Studien 71, 2006.
• ‘The Tightrope Walker’ [Wittgenstein on religious belief], in: Ratio, Dec 2007.
• ‘Analytic Truths and Grammatical Propositions’, in: H. J. Glock & J. Hyman (eds), Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy, Oxford: OUP, 2009.
• ‘Hempel’s Paradox, Law-likeness, and Causal Relations’, in: Philosophical Investigations, 2009.
• Wittgenstein lesen, Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 2009.
• ‘A Tale of Two Problems: Wittgenstein’s Discussion of Aspect Perception’, in: J. Cottingham & P.M.S. Hacker (eds), Mind, Method, and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny, Oxford: OUP, 2010.
• Ed.: Philosophy of Literature, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
• 'Wittgenstein', in: T. O'Connor & C. Sandis (eds), A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
• ‘Schopenhauer’s Influence on Wittgenstein’, forthcoming in B. Vandenabeele (ed.), A Companion to Schopenhauer, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.


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