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Michael Poznic

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Insitute for Technology Assesssment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
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Michael Poznic is affiliated to the Insitute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is working as a researcher in the group Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WTP).

Michael received his PhD from Delft University of Technology. His PhD thesis is about models in science & engineering, the problem of scientific representation and the connection between philosophy of technology and philosophy of science.

He received his M.A. from RWTH Aachen University with a thesis on semantics and ontology of fiction. Besides philosophy, he studied psychology and sociology as minors.



(2017) Models in Science and Engineering: Imagining, Designing and Evaluating Representation. PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology. DOI: 10.4233/uuid:a1bec569-8d24-45ea-9e7e-63c0b900504e

(2017) 'Thin versus Thick Accounts of Scientific Representation,’ in: Synthese, published online. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1374-3

(2016) 'Make-Believe and Model-Based Representation in Science: The Epistemology of Frigg’s and Toon’s Fictionalist Views of Modeling,’ in: Teorema: Revista internacional de filosofia 35(3): 201-218.

(2016) ‘Modeling Organs with Organs on Chips: Scientific Representation and Engineering Design as Modeling Relations,’ in: Philosophy & Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13347-016-0225-3

(2015) ‘Representation and Similarity: Suárez on Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Scientific Representation,’ in: Journal for General Philosophy of Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10838-015-9307-7

(2014) ‘Technological Models: Epistemic and Responsible Perspectives,’ in: Journal of Responsible Innovation 1 (2): 244-246.

(2012) 'Berg, Wolken, Fisch und Fluss,' in: Bossart, Y. (ed.), Sehen soweit das Denken reicht, OFFIZIN, Zürich, 69-70.

(2012) ‘Fiktionen in den Wissenschaften. Roman Friggs Modellsysteme und ihr ontologischer Status,’ in: Dunshirn, Nemeth, Unterthurner (eds.), Crossing Borders. Grenzen (über)denken. Thinking (across) Boundaries. Beiträge zum 9. Kongress der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Phaidra, Universität Wien, 696-703.

(2011) 'Nachhaltige Energieversorgung – mit oder ohne Kernenergie?,' together with P. Frenzel, R. Hillerbrand, A. Pfennig and C. Reitinger, in RWTH Themen, 2011 (2): 16-20.