Sven Rosenkranz

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)


Sven received his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1999. After a postdoc research fellowship at UNAM, he worked at the philosophy department at FU Berlin until 2005 and was awarded his senior doctorate (habilitation) in 2004. From 2005 until 2008 he received a DFG Heisenberg Research Fellowship. Sven joined ICREA in 2008. He is Associate Fellow at Arché, St Andrews, and was until its closure in 2015 Honorary Research Fellow at the Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen. From 2010 until 2013 he coordinated the FP7 ITN PETAF (EC-GA 238128, €1465432) and from 2010 until 2015 served on the executive committee of the Consolider-Ingenio PERSP (CSD2009-00056, €2000000). Since 2014 he is coordinator of the research group LOGOS (2014-SGR-81) and PI of the project Fallibility, Rational Belief, and Knowledge (FFI2013-45968-P, €66550). From 2016 until 2019, Sven coordinates the ETN Diaphora (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415, €3670854).

Research interests

Sven’s main research interests lie in metaphysics and epistemology. He is particularly interested in realism, objectivity, fallibility, the logic of justification, the limits of thought and knowledge (if any), and the philosophy of time.

Selected publications

Rosenkranz S 2016, ‘Being in a position to know and closure: reply to Heylen’, Thought – a Journal of Philosophy, 5, 1, 68 – 72.

Selected research activities

Invited speaker at the 12th Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, Pistoia, the 3rd Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia, Seoul, the Veritas Research Center, Yonsei University, Incheon, and the LanCog Research Group, University of Lisbon

Coordinator of LOGOS, the Consolidated Research Group in Analytic Philosophy (2014-SGR-81), from 2014 until 2019

Network coordinator and PI of the H2020 ETN Diaphora (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415), involving the Universities of Barcelona, Neuchâtel, Stockholm, Stirling, Edinburgh, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the École Normale Supérieure Paris, from 2016 until 2019

PI of the research project Fallibility, Rational Belief and Knowledge (FARBEK), financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy (MINECO) (FFI2013-45968-P), from 2014 until 2017

Associate Fellow of Arché, Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St Andrews, since 2003

Advisor to the Committee for the Rolf Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Member of the Editorial Panel for Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, since March 2012

Member of the Editorial Board for Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy, since January 2009

Director of the Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Research Grant awarded to Roberto Loss (modalidad B), financed by AGAUR (Generalitat de Catalunya) and COFUND, from 2015 until 2017

Supervisor of four doctoral students, two of whom were awarded their PhD in 2016 with excellent cum laude