General Information and Research Interests

Welcome to my personal webpage. I have a background in Philosophy, specializing in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind, as well as in Computer Science, with a specialization in Computational Neuroscience. I am a researcher and doctoral student at the Department for Philosophy of Mind and Cognition of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany, supervised by Prof. Dr. Sven Walter. In my PhD project, my aim is to understand what exactly the thesis of physicalism is, and how physicalism is to be properly distinguished from its traditional rivals. Before moving to Osnabrueck, I received a "Magister" degree (equivalent to an M.A.) in philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Graz, with a thesis on the relation of reasons and causes in the work of Donald Davidson, jointly supervised by Johann Christian Marek (Graz) and Sven Walter (Osnabrueck).

In my "other life" as an emprirical scientist, I worked as a researcher and doctoral student of Computer Science at the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Technology (TU) in Graz, Austria, supervised by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maass. I mainly worked on various aspects of working memory formation in the brain. In collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany, I analyzed electrophysiological data. Furthermore, I worked on biologically inspired learning rules for neural networks in the context of the EU Project ORGANIC, by which most of my work was kindly supported.

For more details on my research and teaching activities, see my CV as well as my teaching and publications list. If you want to get in touch, see my contact details below.

Contact

Dipl.-Ing. Mag. phil. Dr. techn.
Gregor M. Hoerzer
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Osnabrueck
Wachsbleiche 27
D-49090 Osnabrueck, Germany
Email:ghoerzer(at)uos.de
Phone:+49-541-969-3361