Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Lisa Vogt

LOGOS, BIAP, University of Barcelona

Freie Universität Berlin

University of Lucerne



Lisa Vogt



Curriculum Vitae

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I am currently a PhD student at LOGOS under the supervision of Sven Rosenkranz and Esa Díaz-León. Moreover, I am a research fellow in the project Being Without Foundations at the University of Lucerne and a lecturer ("Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin") at the Freie Universität Berlin. My PhD research has been part of the H2020 Marie Curie Training and Research Network DIAPHORA-Philosophical Problems, Resilience and Peer Diasgreement from 2016 to 2019. During my PhD, I have been a visitor of the eidos research group at the University of Geneva for about two years, and did a three-months internship in the NGO Search for Common Ground in Brussels. Before joining LOGOS in 2016, I obtained a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Konstanz, and a master's degree in philosophy from the Humboldt University Berlin. 

My main research interests lie in metaphysics, and, in particular, at the intersections of metaphysics, logics, and the philosophy of science. In addition, I am also strongly interested in the philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics. My PhD research brings together two debates: on the one hand the debate on natural modality (laws of nature, causation, counterfactuality), and on the other the debate on the metaphysical structure of reality (concerning notions such as grounding, essence, and fundamentality). 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 have dispositional essences which "specify" their causal-nomological roles, and which are the sources of natural modality.


Some of the questions that I've been recently thinking about include: What is the modal status of the laws of nature--are they metaphysically necessary, contingent, or are there both kinds of laws? Does dispositional essentialism conflict with commonly held views about essence, grounding and dependence? Which kinds of ontological commitments does dispositional essentialism incur? How can dispositional essences, and anti-Humean law(maker)s more generally, play a governing role? What is the explanatory role of essence?



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