Incredible news for philosophy at LMU Munich and MCMP today. Stephen Hartmann (Tilburg) will join us on an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. This is the second von Humboldt Professorship awarded to philosophy at LMU in as many years. Last year of course, Hannes Leitgeb used his award money to start the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP).
But the best part of it is that in addition to taking up a permanent chair in philosophy of science, Hartmann will join forces with the MCMP. Needless to say, it’s going to make our operation a lot bigger. Hartmann’s arrival will mean further positions added to the already growing community at LMU.
Here is an announcement from the MPhi blog:
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation just announced that Professor Stephan Hartmann (presently at Tilburg, http://stephanhartmann.org/) will be awarded an Alexander-von-Humboldt Professorship. There will be some final negotiations, but if they are successful, then Professor Hartmann will take up the chair in philosophy of science at LMU Munich and combine this with his Alexander-von-Humboldt Professorship which would be the second Alexander-von-Humboldt Professorship in philosophy in Munich in a row. Additionally, Stephan Hartmann and his future team in Munich will join the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.