Daniel Cohnitz

Daniel Cohnitz

Daniel Cohnitz (born in 1974) holds the chair for theoretical philosophy at Utrecht University. In his research on conspiracy theories, he focusses on the social epistemology of conspiracy theories, e.g. the effect that belief in conspiracy theories has on epistemic trust relations. Cohnitz defended his dissertation on Thought Experiments in Philosophy (Gedankenexperimente in der Philosophie) at Düsseldorf in 2005. From 2006 to 2015, he was professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Since January 2016, he is professor of theoretical philosophy in Utrecht. His other research interests include metaphilosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, language, mathematics, and logic, and related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. Daniel Cohnitz is the president of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy.

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