Dr. Marc Andree Weber

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Institute for Staatswissenschaft and Legal Philosophy
Dept. 2 (Legal Philosophy)
79085 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Tel.: +49 761 20397596
E-Mail: andree.weber@jura.uni-freiburg.de

Project-related publications

Epistemic Peerhood, Likelihood, and Equal Weight, in: Logos & Episteme 8 (3), 2017, 307–344.

Armchair Disagreement, in: Metaphilosophy 48 (4), 527–549.

Research Focus

Marc Andree Weber is primarily interested in the philosophical debate about peer disagreement. In particular, he analyses the sceptical implications of the so-called Equal Weight View, which posits the thesis that the opinions of one's peers should be given the same weight as one's own. He further examines the specific role that different conceptions of rationality and justification play in the epistemic force of that thesis. In this context, he also raises the question as to whether the potential pressure to make a decision on the disputed issue – a pressure characteristic for deep disagreements in fields such as politics or jurisdiction but not for philosophical or ideological dissents – should have a significant effect on the way we form our beliefs in these fields.

Biography

Since 2017 Assistant Professor at University the College Freiburg / Department of Philosophy, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

2014 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher in the interdisciplinary research group Deep Disagreements, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Security and Society,  Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

2011 – 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher for the interdisciplinary research project Dealing Reasonably with Blurred Boundaries, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Since 2008 Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg

2011 Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg; Thesis: "Die Zerlegung des Ichs. Über die Grundlagen personaler Identität", supervised by Andreas Kemmerling

2007 – 2011 Ph.D. studies in Philosophy, University of Heidelberg

2007 University Degree (Diplom) in Mathematics; Dissertation: "Parameterschätzung bei multivariaten stationären Punktprozessen", supervised by Rainer Dahlhaus

2003 International Student at the University of Melbourne, Australia

2000 – 2007 Studies of Mathematics (major subject) and Philosophy (minor subject), University of Heidelberg

  • In cooperation with Kiel University