Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Lisa Vogt

LOGOS, University of Barcelona

FU 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 Diaz-Leon. Moreover, I am a predoctoral research fellow in the SNF project "Being Without Foundations" at the University of Lucerne and a lecturer at the FU Berlin. My PhD research has been part of the H2020 Marie Curie project DIAPHORA ( 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 (in 2017-18 and in 2019-2021), and did a three-month internship in the NGO Search for Common Ground in Brussels (in 2018). 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, on 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: 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? Which ontological commitments does dispositional essentialism incur? What is the modal status of the laws of nature?

Selection of Publications

  • Lisa Vogt, Salim Hireche, Niels Linnemann, Robert Michels. 2021

    The modal status of the laws of nature. Tahko's hybrid view and the kinematical/dynamical distinction.

    European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 11 (25).
  • Lisa Vogt. 0

    Two Problems for Zylstra's Truthmaker Semantics for Essence

    Forthcoming in Inquiry