Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Lisa Vogt

I am currently a PhD student at LOGOS, University of Barcelona, and a visitor at Eidos, University of Geneva. 

Lisa Vogt



Curriculum Vitae

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I obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Konstanz, and a M.A. in Philosophy from the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2016, I joined LOGOS as a PhD student under the supervision of Sven Rosenkranz and Esa Diaz-Leon. My PhD research has been part of the H2020 Marie Curie project DIAPHORA ( until 2019. I spent the academic year 2017/2018 as a visitor of the eidos research group at the University of Geneva ( I now returned to Geneva for the academic year 2019/2020, working with Fabrice Correia, and funded by a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars. 

My main research interests are in metaphysics, but I am also interested in logic, the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language. My PhD research focuses on questions that lie on the intersection of the debate on natural modality (laws of nature, causation, counterfactuality) on the one hand, and the debate on grounding, essence, fundamentality, explanation etc. on the other. One position on natural modality I am particularly interested in is so-called dispositional essentialism. On this view, at least some of the fundamental properties play their causal-nomological roles essentially. These dispositional essences are the sources of natural modality.


Some of the questions that I've been recently thinking about include: Does dispositional essentialism conflict with commonly assumed views about essence, grounding and dependence? How can dispositional essences, and anti-Humean law(maker)s more generally, play a governing role? What is the explanatory role of essence? With which views on the ontology of properties is dispositional essentialism compatible?