Sven Rosenkranz

Universitat de Barcelona


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. Sven has just completed a co-authored monograph on tensed theories of time under contract with Springer. He is currently working on a project on the logic of justification, based on his 2017 Mind paper 'The Structure of Justification'.

Selected publications

- Rosenkranz S 2017, 'The Structure of Justification', Mind, fzw057. 

Selected research activities

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

Coordinator of DIAPHORA, the H2020 MSCA European Training Network on Philosophical Problems, Resilience and Persistent Disagreement (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415)

Conception and organisation of two project workshops (for FFI2013-45968-P) and two major conferences (for FFI2013-45968-P and H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415, respectively)

Sponsor of a successful Beatriu de Pinós postdoctoral fellowship application (2017-19)

‘The Grounding of Tensed Truths’, invited talk, Diaphora Midterm Conference, 14 December 2017, University of Barcelona

‘The Structure of Justification’, invited talk, 2nd workshop on The Metaphysics of Knowledge, 2 December 2017, University of St Andrews

‘The Logic of Justification’, invited talk, Metaphysics Sans Phrase. 10 Years of EIDOS - The Centre for Metaphysics, 23 November 2017, Université de Genève

‘The Structure of Justification’, invited talk, workshop on Loving, Wondering and Knowing, 28 June 2017, University of Southampton

‘Dynamic Theories of Time – A Fresh Start’, keynote speaker, Fourth Meeting of the International Association for Philosophy of Time, 13 June 2017, Gargnano del Garda, Italy