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Department of Philosophy

Hans-Johann Glock

Hans-Johann Glock, Prof. Dr.

  • Ordinarius / Full Professor
+41 44 634 51 57
UZH, Philosophisches Seminar, Zürichbergstrasse 43, CH-8044 Zürich
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Wednesday, 15:00 to 16:00 , Zürichbergstrasse 43, 1. floor, room 117 (Please make an appointment: 044 634 45 31 or


  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Wittgenstein 
  • Concepts
  • Animal Minds
  • Normativity of Language

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Curriculum vitae

2023 Visiting Professor, Université de Luxembourg
2023 Fellow of the Institute of Philosophy KU Leuwen
02/2017 – 01/2021 Head of Department, Department of Philosophy, UZH
2014 Research Award Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2009 – 2014 President Philosophische Gesellschaft Zürich
since 2006 University of Zurich, Philosophisches Seminar: Ordinarius, Chair of Theoretical Philosophy of Zurich, Philosophical Seminar: Ordinarius, Lehrstuhl of Theoretical Philosphy Visiting Professor, University of Reading, UK
1997 - 2000 Visiting Professor, Queen's University, Kanada
Hugh-Le May Research Fellow, Rhodes University, Südafrika
1998 - 2000, 2004 Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the University of Bielefeld
1991 - 2006 University of Reading, Department of Philosophy: Lecturer (1991), Reader (1997), Professor of Philosophy (2003)
1990 - 1991 Junior Research Fellow am St. John's College, Oxford 
1981 - 1990 Studies: Philosophy, Linguistics und Mathematics at Tübingen, FU Berlin and Oxford.
M. A. Berlin 1986; D.phil. Oxford 1990

complete curriculum vitae (PDF, 496 KB)

Editorial Board

Grazer Philosophische Studien, Nordic Wittgenstein Review, Wittgenstein Studies, Teorema, Dokos, Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung, Palgrave Series “History of Analytic Philosophy”.


  • Aristotelian Society
  • Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie
  • UK Kant Society
  • Deutsche Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft 
  • Philosophische Gesellschaft Zürich



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Podcasts with Prof. Hans-Johann Glock

Sternstunde Philosophie: Den Geist der Tiere verstehen – aber wie? (2022)
With Yves Bossart


Truth 20|21: Truth and the Tractatus (2021)
Podcast of a workshop by the Virtual International Consortium for Truth Research (VICTR) with contributions of Hans-Johann Glock, José Zalabardo and Juliet Floyd


Sternstunde Philosophie: Ludwig Wittgenstein – Der Ausweg aus dem Fliegenglas (2013)
With Barbara Bleisch

Festschrift dedicated to Professor Hans-Johann Glock

A Festschrift dedicated to Professor Hans-Johann Glock has just been published by Routledge

Wittgenstein and Beyond Essays in Honour of Hans-Johann Glock, edited By Christoph C. Pfisterer, Nicole Rathgeb, Eva Schmidt (Routledge, Abingdon 2022)

It includes contributions by leading philosophers from Great Britain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with an Introduction by the editors as well as  Reflections and Replies by Glock.