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Lisa Vogt

Lisa Vogt

Associated Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin


I am a lecturer at the Free University Berlin, a research fellow in the project "Being Without Foundations" at the University of Lucerne, and a PhD student at the LOGOS research group in Barcelona. My main research interests lie in metaphysics, and, in particular at the intersections of metaphysics, logics, and the philosophy of science. Two debates that I'm especially interested in are the debate on (both metaphysical and natural) modality on the one hand, and the debate on the metaphysical structure of reality (concerning notions such as grounding, essence, and fundamentality) on the other. In my PhD research, I explore foundational issues surrounding dispositional essentialism---the view that natural modality has its sources in the essences of the fundamental properties---and develop a novel nominalist account of the theory. Some other topics that I have been recently working on include the modal status of the laws of nature, the explanatory role of essence, and the special composition question.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation