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Kathrin Glüer-Pagin

Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Stockholm University

Kathrin Glüer received her doctorate in Philosophy (Dr. phil) from the Humboldt University of Berlin in
1997. She was Assistant Professor in Berlin and at Uppsala, and became a “docent” (Associate Professor)
at Uppsala University in 2003. Since 2007, she is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Stockholm Univer-
sity. Glüer has received numerous research grants and has been a fellow at the Institut d’Études Avancées
in Paris, a visiting fellow at the University of Barcelona and at the Australian National University. She is
currently the PI for the philosophy group in the interdisciplinary programme “Knowledge Resistance:
Causes, Consequences, and Cures”, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ). She is a member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea.

Glüer mainly works in the philosophy of mind and language. Her interests include the theory of meaning and
content (both foundational and formal semantics), the philosophy of Donald Davidson, the normativity of
meaning and content, and the nature of belief, reasons, and rationality. With Peter Pagin, she has developed a
formal semantic framework called “switcher semantics”. In the theory of perception, she has developed and
defended “phenomenal intentionalism”, a position according to which perceptual experiences are a kind of
belief (with a special kind of content). Most recently, she has become interested in understanding the nature
and prevalence of societal phenomena, such as fact polarization and knowledge resistance. At SCAS, she will
investigate the extent to which current fact polarization can be understood as an epistemically rational pheno-

Her publications include “What is Knowledge Resistance?”, with Åsa Wikforss, in Knowledge Resistance in
High-Choice Information Environments
, ed. by Jesper Strömbäck et al., Routledge 2022, 29-48.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.