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Prof. Dr. Axel Gelfert - Publikationen | Publications

  • Im Erscheinen | forthcoming
  • Neu | Most recent publications
  • I.   Monographien | Monographs
  • II.  Aufsätze in wiss. Zeitschriften | Journal articles
  • III. Buchbeiträge  | Book chapters
  • IV.  Herausgeberschaften | Edited journal issues
  • V.   Rezensionen | Reviews

Im Erscheinen | forthcoming

“Virales Nichtwissen: Fake News in Zeiten von Covid-19”, in Wissensproduktion und Wissensvermittlung in Zeiten der Pandemie, hg. von R. Hauswald & P. Schmechtig, Baden-Baden: Alber (im Erscheinen)
“Technofideismus und Wissenschaftsleugnung”, in Wissenschaftsleugnung: Fallstudien, philosophische Analysen und Vorschläge zur Wissenschaftskommunikation, hg. von A. Christian & I. Gawel, Berlin: De Gruyter (im Erscheinen)
“The Epistemology of Testimony”, in The Oxford Handbook of Social Epistemology, hg. von J. Lackey & A. McGlynn, Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)


Neu | Most recent publications

“Fake News: There's no App for Truthfulness”, in Technology Ethics: A Philosophical Introduction and Readings, hg. von J. Tsou & G. Robson, New York: Routledge 2023, 185-196.
Gesellschaftliche Erwartungen an 'Big Data' in der Wissenschaft: Zur Mär vom 'Ende der Theorie'”, in Kalibrierung der Wissenschaft: Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis, hg. von N. Mößner & K. Erlach, Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag 2022, 23-42.
“Der Newsfeed als algorithmischer Palimpsest” / “The Newsfeed as an Algorithmic Palimpsest”, in Textfetzen, hg. von E. Wessel, Berlin: Kadmos-Verlag 2022, 8-14.
“Thinking With Notations: Epistemic Actions and Epistemic Activities in Mathematical Practice”, in Model and Mathematics: From the 19th to the 21st Century, hg. von M. Friedman & K. Krauthausen, Wien: Birkhäuser 2022, 333-362.


I. Monographien | Monographs

How to Do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer. Dordrecht: Springer 2016

rezensiert in: Annals of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (BJPS) Review of Books, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Society for Modeling & Simulation (SCS) Newsletter, Metascience, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Organon F, International Studies in Philosophy of Science
A Critical Introduction to Testimony. London: Bloomsbury 2014

rezensiert in: The Philosophical Quarterly, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective


II. Aufsätze in wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften | Articles in journals

“Between Pedantry and Populism: A Kantian Perspective on the Assault on Scientific Expertise”, Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 10 (1) 2022, 113-122.
“The Exploratory Role of Idealizations and Limiting Cases in Models, Studia Metodologiczne, No. 39, 2019, 195-232 (zusammen mit Elay Shech).
“Cultures of Modelling: Rudolf Peierls on ‘Model-Making in Physics’”, Studia Metodologiczne, No. 39, 2019, 49-71.
“Beyond the ‘Null Setting’: The Method of Cases in the Epistemology of Testimony”, Epistemology & Philosophy of Science, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2019, 60-76.
“Fake News: A Definition”, Informal Logic, Vol. 38, No.1, 2018, 84–117.
“Inner Speech, Natural Language, and the Modularity of the Mind”, Kairos, Vol. 14, 2015, 7-29
“Symbol Systems as Collective Representational Resources: Mary Hesse, Nelson Goodman, and the Problem of Scientific Representation”, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, Vol. 4 (6) 2015, 52-61
“The ‘Extendedness’ of Scientific Evidence”, Philosophical Issues (Supplement to Noûs), Vol. 24 (1) 2014, 253-281. (zusammen mit Eric Kerr)
“Applicability, Indispensability, and Underdetermination: Puzzling over Wigner's ‘Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics’”, Science & Education, Vol. 23 (5) 2014, 997-1009
“Disattendability, Civil Inattention, and the Epistemology of Privacy”, Philosophical Analysis, Vol. 31, 2014, 151-181
“Observation, Inference, and Imagination: Elements of Edgar Allan Poe's Philosophy of Science”, Science & Education, Vol. 23 (3) 2014, 589-607
“Synthetic Biology Between Technoscience and Thing Knowledge”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 44 (2) 2013, 141-149
“Strategies of Model-Building in Condensed Matter Physics: Trade-Offs as a Demarcation Criterion Between Physics and Biology?” Synthese Vol. 190 (2) 2013, 252-273
“Before Biopolis: Representations of the Biotechnology Discourse in Singapore”, East Asian Science, Technology and Society Vol. 7 (1) 2013, 103-123
“Climate Change, Epistemic Dissonance, and the Ethics of Uncertainty”, Philosophy and Public Issues (New Series), Vol. 3 (1) 2013, 167-208
Hume on Curiosity”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy Vol. 21 (4) 2013, 711-732
“Coverage-Reliability, Epistemic Dependence, and the Problem of Rumor-Based Belief”, Philosophia Vol. 41 (3) 2013, 763-786
“Art History, the Problem of Style, and Arnold Hauser’s Contribution to the History and Sociology of Knowledge”, Studies in East European Thought, Vol. 62 (1-2) 2012, 121-142
“Nanotechnology as Ideology: Towards a Critical Theory of ‘Converging Technologies’”, Science, Technology, and Society, Vol. 17 (1) 2012, 143-164
“Expertise, Argumentation, and the End of Inquiry”, Argumentation Vol. 25 (3) 2011, 297-312
“Mathematical Formalisms in Scientific Practice: From Denotation to Model-Based Representation”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 42 (2) 2011, 272-286
“Who is an Epistemic Peer?”, Logos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology, Vol. 2 (4) 2011, 507-514
“Steps to an Ecology of Knowledge: Continuity and Change in the Genealogy of Knowledge”, Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, Vol. 8 (1) 2011, 67-82
“Reconsidering the Role of Inference to the Best Explanation in the Epistemology of Testimony”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 41 (4) 2010, 386-396
“Hume on Testimony Revisited”, Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy Vol. 13 (2010) 60-75
“Kant and the Enlightenment’s Contribution to Social Epistemology”, Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, Vol. 7 (1) 2010, 79-99
“Indefensible Middle Ground for Local Reductionism about Testimony”, Ratio, Vol. 22 (2) 2009, 170-190
“Rigorous Results, Cross-Model Justification, and the Transfer of Empirical Warrant”, Synthese, Vol. 169 (3) 2009, 497-519
“Kant on Testimony”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 14 (4) 2006, 627-652
“Mathematical Rigor in Physics: Putting Exact Results in Their Place”, Philosophy of Science, Vol. 72 (5) 2005, 723-738
“Manipulative Success and the Unreal”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 17 (3) 2003, 245-263
“Perception and Prejudice. Uncertainty and the Investment in Gender”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37 (43), 4382-4389. (zusammen mit Paul Nillesen)
“The absence of finite-temperature phase transitions in low-dimensional many-body models: a survey and new results” (Topical Review), Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Vol. 13 (2001) R505-R524 (zusammen mit Wolfgang Nolting)
“Absence of a Magnetic Phase Transition in Heisenberg, Hubbard, and Kondo-lattice Films”, physica status solidi (b), Vol. 217 (2000) 805-818 (zusammen mit Wolfgang Nolting)

 III. Buchbeiträge | Book chapters

“Fake News, False Beliefs, and the Fallible Art of Knowledge Maintenance”, in The Epistemology of Fake News, hg. von A. Flowerree, S. Bernecker, Th. Grundmann, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2021, 310-333.
“Von Fakes und Frauds: Können wissenschaftliche Hoaxes ein legitimes Erkenntnisinstrument sein?”, in Wahrheit und Fake, hg. von P. Klimczak & Th. Zoglauer, Heidelberg: Springer 2021, 27-44.
“What is Fake News?”, in The Routledge Handbook of Political Epistemology, hg. von M. Hannon & J. de Ridder, New York: Routledge 2021, 171-180.
“We Are the End of the World: Stories of Anthropocenic Hyperarousal", in Technology, Anthropology, and Dimensions of Responsibility, hg. von B. Beck & M. Kühler, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2020, 75-94.
“Probing Possibilities: Toy Models, Minimal Models, and Exploratory Models”, in Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology (MBR18), hg. von F. Salguero-Lamillar, C. Bares-Gomez, M. Fontaine, Cham: Springer 2019, 3-19.
"Assessing the Credibility of Conceptual Models", in Computer Simulation Validation, hg. von C. Beisbart & N. Saam, Cham: Springer 2019, 249-269.
“Rumor”, in The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology, hg. von D. Coady & J. Chase, New York: Routledge 2019, 259-271.
“The Passion of Curiosity: A Humean Perspective”, in The Moral Psychology of Curiosity, hg. von I. Inan, L. Watson, D. Whitcomb & S. Yigit, London: Rowman & Littlefield 2018, 57-76.
“Models in Search of Targets: Exploratory Modelling and the Case of Turing Patterns”, in Philosophy of Science: Between Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, hg. von A. Christian, D. Hommen, N. Retzlaff & G. Schurz, Dordrecht: Springer 2018, 245-271.
“Saving Models from Phenomena: A Cautionary Tale from Membrane and Cell Biology”, in Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. Proceedings of the 5th Conference, hg. von F. Stadler, Dordrecht: Springer 2017, 17-30 (zusammen mit Jacob Mok)

“The Ontology of Models”, in Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science, hg. von L. Magnani & T. Bertolotti, Heidelberg/New York: Springer 2017, 5-23
“The Unreasonable Attractiveness of Mathematics to Artists and Scientists”, in Towards the Aesthetics of Interdisciplinarity: Mathematical Bridges, hg. von K. Fenyvesi and T. Lähdesmäki, Boston/Basel: Birkhäuser 2017: 63-80
“'Keine gewöhnlichere, nützlichere und selbst für das menschliche Leben notwendigere Schlussart': Ein neues Bild von David Hume als Theoretiker menschlichen Zeugnisses”, in Über Zeugen: Szenarien von Zeugenschaft und ihre Akteure, hg. von M. Däumer, A. Kalisky und H. Schlie, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink 2017, 195-211
“What is Science?”, in What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?, hg. von D. Pritchard, London: Routledge 2016, 239-252
“Can We Trust Scientific Models?”, in What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?, hg. von D. Pritchard, London: Routledge 2016, 253-264
“Is Science Getting Closer to the Truth?”, in What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?, hg. von D. Pritchard, London: Routledge 2016, 265-276
“Between Rigor and Reality: Many-Body Models in Condensed Matter Physics”, in Why More Is Different: Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems, hg. von B. Falkenburg und M. Morrison, Heidelberg: Springer 2015, 201-226
“Das Zeugnis anderer”, in Grundkurs Erkenntnistheorie, hg. von N. Kompa & S. Schmoranzer, Münster: mentis 2014, 225-240
“The Birth of Epistemological Controversy from the Spirit of Conflict Avoidance: Hobbes on Science and Geometry”, in Conflicting Values of Inquiry: Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe, hg. von T. Demeter, K. Murphy, und C. Zittel, Leiden: Brill 2014, 246-271
“Communicability and the Public Misuse of Communication: Kant on the Pathologies of Testimony”, in Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses 2010, hg. von S. Bacin, A. Ferrarin, C. LaRocca & M. Ruffing. Berlin: de Gruyter 2013, 257-268
“Rumour, Gossip, and Conspiracy Theories: Pathologies of Testimony and the Principle of Publicity”, in Rumours and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age, hg. von G. Dalziel. London: Routledge 2013, 20-45
“Hume on Testimony Revisited”, in David Hume and Contemporary Philosophy, hg. von I. Kasavin. Newcastle: CSP 2012, 79-99. (Nachdruck des Zeitschriftenaufsatzes unter demselben Titel, Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, 2010.)
“Scientific Models, Simulation, and the Experimenter's Regress”, in Representation, Models and Simulations, hg. von P. Humphreys und C. Imbert, London: Routledge 2011, 145-167
“Learning from Testimony: Cognitive Cultures and the Epistemic Status of Testimony-Based Beliefs”, in Culture, Nature, Memes: Dynamic Cognitive Theories, hg. von Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Newcastle: CSP 2008, 34-56
“Education and the Republic of Science”, in Philosophical Reflections for Educators, hg. von Charlene Tan. Singapore: Cengage Publishing 2008, 143-154
“Das Zweifelhafte und das Pathologische: Skeptizismus zwischen Therapie, ‘philosophischer Krankheit’ und Bioethik” in Repräsentationen: Medizin und Ethik in Kunst und Literatur der Moderne, hg. von Bettina v. Jagow und Florian Steger. Heidelberg: Winter Universitätsverlag 2004, 115-140
“Zeugnis und Differenz: Über die Epistemologie des Beim-Wort-Nehmens und In-Erfahrung-Bringens”, in Differenzerfahrung und Selbst, hg. von Bettina v. Jagow und Florian Steger. Heidelberg: Winter Universitätsverlag 2003, 123-140


IV. Herausgeberschaften | Edited journal issues

Special Issue "Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modeling in Science", Perspectives on Science, (forthcoming, mit Grant Fisher & Friedrich Steinle)
Special Issue "Philosophical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology", Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 44 No.2, 2013 (mit Gabriele Gramelsberger & Tarja Knuuttila)
Special Issue "Technologies, Lives and Futures in Asia", Science, Technolog, and Society, Vol. 17 No. 1-2, 2012 (mit Catelijne Coopmans, Connor Graham & Gregory Clancey)
Special Issue "Model-Based Representation in Scientific Practice", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 42 No. 2, 2011

V. Rezensionen
 | Reviews 

Rez. v. Andreas Gelhard, Ruben Hackler und Sandro Zanetti (Hg.), Epistemische Tugenden. Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart eines Konzepts (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2019). H-Soz-u-Kult (15.2.2021) / Soziopolis (16.2.2021).
Rez. v. Eric Winsberg: Philosophy and Climate Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2018). Journal for General Philosophy of Science Vol. 51, 2020, 199–202.
Rez. v. Alexandre Guay & Thomas Pradeu (Hg.), Individuals Across the Sciences (New York: Oxford University Press 2015). Metascience Vol. 25 (3) 2016, 491-495.
Rez. v. Benjamin McMyler: Testimony, Trust & Authority (New York: Oxford University Press 2011). Journal of Applied Philosophy Vol. 30 (1) 2013, 101-103.
Rez. v. Sanford Goldberg: Relying On Others. An Essay in Epistemology (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010). Australasian Journal of Philosophy Vol. 90 (3) 2012, 616-617.
Rez. v. Miranda Fricker: Epistemic Injustice. Power and the Ethics of Knowing (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007). Times Literary Supplement, 3 October 2008, p. 25.
Rez. v. Tamás Demeter (Hg.) Essays on Wittgenstein and Austrian Philosophy (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2004). Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy (Vol. 10, 'Philosophy of Mind', 2007), 206-211.
Rez. v. Richard Foley, Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2001). Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy (Vol. 8, 'History of Epistemology', 2005), 220-227.
Rez. v. Freeman Dyson: The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet, and of Michio Kaku: Visions. Science and Public Policy Vol. 28 (2001) 230-232.





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