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Karsten R. Stueber

Philosophy Department

Ph.D., University of Tubingen


Fields: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of social science, Wittgenstein

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Karsten Stueber received his Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He has widely published in the area of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of the social sciences. He is the author of Rediscovering Empathy: Agency, Folk Psychology, and the Human Sciences (MIT Press 2006, 2nd edition 2010) and Donald Davidsons Theorie Sprachlichen Verstehens (Anton Hain 1993). In addition he has co-edited three anthologies: Philosophie der Skepsis (utb 1996),  Empathy and Agency: the Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences (Westview 2000), and Debating Dispositions (DeGruyter 2009). In the last few years, he has been primarily concerned with providing an account of our ability to understand other agents and with defending the claim that empathy is epistemically central for this purpose. More recently, he has become interested in exploring the metaphysical and meta-ethical implications of this epistemic thesis for our conception of mental causation and for better understanding the nature of moral agency and moral judgment. From 1998-2001 he has also been the Secretary Treasurer of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.