Photograph of Vera Hoffmann-Kolss Dr. Vera Hoffmann-Kolss

University of Köln
Institute of Philosophy
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
Germany
Email: vera.hoffmann-kolss@uni-koeln.de
Phone: +49 221 470-1499



My research interests lie at the intersection of metaphysics, philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. The main focus of my current research is on causation and causal models, but I have worked on a rather broad range of topics, including the metaphysics of properties, the mind-body problem and the recent debate on mechanistic explanation in neuroscience. I am also interested in philosophical logic and topics in the philosophy language.

I am one of seven PIs in a DFG research unit on Inductive Metaphysics. My sub-project is on properties and causation. More information can be found here.

I also collaborate with Jens Harbecke (Witten) and Oron Shagrir (Jerusalem) in the project Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience funded by the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF).