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Department of Philosophy

Chair of Theoretical Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Anne Meylan

The area of specialisation of the chair is epistemology. More specifically, it lies at the intersection where epistemology crosses metaethics and the philosophy of action and is, thereby, intended to bridge theoretical and practical philosophy. My research group and I are mainly —even if not exclusively— interested in the following kind of questions: what counts as an irrational belief? What makes cognitive irrationality distinct from agentive irrationality (the one that occasionally characterizes our actions)? Is self-deception always reprehensible? What does it mean to believe things responsibly? A further objective is to explore the notion of rationality in modern Empiricism and Rationalism.

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Current research project

The current research project of Prof. Dr. Anne Meylan is the "The Cognitive Irrationality Project" and involves two PhD students. More information could be find here.