Hans Rott

Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Universität Regensburg

Hans Rott studied philosophy and logic at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He received his
Ph.D. in 1991 for the thesis Reduktion und Revision: Aspekte des nichtmonotonen Theorienwandels.
He was Assistant Professor at Universität Konstanz, where he completed his habilitation in 1997. From
1997 to 1999, he was Professor of Logic and the Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
Since 1999, he has been Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Universität Regensburg. He served as
editor-in-chief of the journal Erkenntnis from 2001 to 2011, and as a vice president of the Gesellschaft
für Analytische Philosophie from 2003 to 2012. He is a member of Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der

From 2010 to 2013, Rott was one of two co-leaders of the interdisciplinary research project ‘Knowledge
and Meaning in Literature’. Another project, ‘Reasoning with Conditionals in a Qualitative Cognitive
Framework’, starts in the summer of 2015 and is connected to his research at SCAS. His publications
include ‘Belief Contraction in the Context of the General Theory of Rational Choice’, Journal of Symbolic
(1993); Change, Choice and Inference: A Study of Belief Revision and Nonmonotonic Reasoning
(Oxford University Press, 2001); ‘Two Dogmas of Belief Revision’, The Journal of Philosophy (2000);
‘Revision by Comparison’, Artificial Intelligence (with E. Fermé, 2004); ‘Reapproaching Ramsey:
Conditionals and Iterated Belief Change in the Spirit of AGM’, Journal of Philosophical Logic (2011);
and ‘A Puzzle About Disputes and Disagreements’, Erkenntnis (2015).

At SCAS, Rott will work with Igor Douven (Paris), Paul Egré (Paris) and John Cantwell (Stockholm) on
‘Everyday Reasoning and Logic’.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2015-16.