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



As of August 2019, I will be professor of theoretical philosophy ("Extraordinaria") at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

I am also 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.

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 also work 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.