Sven Rosenkranz

Sven Rosenkranz

Universitat de Barcelona


Sven received his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1999. After a postdoc at UNAM, he worked at FU Berlin, receiving his senior doctorate (habilitation) in 2004. From 2005 until 2008 he was a DFG Heisenberg Fellow. Sven joined ICREA in 2008. He coordinated the ITNs PETAF (EC-GA-238128, 2010-13) and Diaphora (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415, 2016-19) and served on the EC of the Consolider-Ingenio PERSP (CSD2009-00056, 2010-15). He was PI of the I+D projects Fallibility, Rational Belief and Knowledge (2014-16) and Justification, its Structure and Grounds (2019-22) and is currently PI of Methods: Epistemology Beyond Belief (2022-25). Since 2014 he coordinates the consolidated research group LOGOS. In 2018 he was elected member of the Academia Europaea. He is one of the investigadores garantes of the María de Maeztu grant recently awarded to the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy.

Research interests

Sven's main research interests lie in metaphysics and epistemology. He is particularly interested in realism, objectivity, fallibility, the logic of justification, epistemic paradoxes, the limits of thought and knowledge (if any), and the philosophy of time and existence. Recently, Sven published a co-authored monograph on tensed theories of time with Springer. His latest book, Justification as Ignorance, concerns the nature and logic of epistemic justification and was published by Oxford University Press in 2021.

Selected publications

- Rosenkranz S 2023, 'Justification and being in a position to know: reply to Waxman', Analysis, vol. 83, pp 269-76
- Rosenkranz S 2023, 'Problems for factive accounts of assertion', Noûs, vol. 57, pp 128–143.
- Correia F & Rosenkranz S 2023, ‘Replies to critics’, Disputatio, 13, 445-93.

Selected research activities

Research management
  • Coordinator of LOGOS, Research Group in Analytic Philosophy (2021-SGR-00276)
  • Investigador garante and work package leader for the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy, María de Maeztu unit of excellence (CEX2021-001169-M)
Invited talks
  • ‘Moving Down the Growing Block: Two Types of Temporal Operators’, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università di Macerata (Italy), December 2023
  • ‘Safety, Closure, and Counter-Closure’, Kolloquium für Theoretische Philosophie, Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Zürich (Switzerland), May 2023
Conference organization
  • Conception and organisation of the LOGOS 30th Anniversary, Universitat de Barcelona, June 2023
  • Conception and organisation of the BIAP Workshop on Evidence, Knowledge and Scientific Theory, Universitat de Barcelona, June 2023