Core Team: Group Leader and Research Fellows

Hamid Taieb
Research Group Leader

Hamid Taieb is the leader of the DFG Emmy-Noether research group “A Sensible World”. He received his PhD from the University of Lausanne and École pratique des hautes études in Paris. He has held research or teaching positions at the Universities of Geneva, Hamburg, Lausanne, and Salzburg, and has made research stays at the École normale supérieure at Paris, HU Berlin, King’s College London, and the University of Gothenburg. He has written several works in the history of philosophy: first, on the Austro-German tradition, from the School of Brentano to early phenomenology; and second, on the Aristotelian tradition, especially medieval scholastic authors. From a systematic point of view, he specializes in the philosophy of mind and ontology, but has also explored issues in epistemology and philosophy of language. In addition, he is interested in philosophy of law (before devoting himself to philosophy, he studied law at the University of Geneva).

Selected publications

1. Relational Intentionality: Brentano and the Aristotelian Tradition, series “Primary Sources in Phenomenology”, Springer, Cham 2018.
2. “A Case of Aristotelian-Scholastic Non-Realism about Sensible Qualities: Peter Auriol on Sounds and Odours”, Journal of the History of Philosophy 60/3 (2022), p. 385-407.
3. “A Paleo-Criticism of Modes of Being: Brentano and Marty against Bolzano, Husserl, and Meinong”, Ergo 7/32 (2021), p. 849-876.
4. “Ordinary Language Semantics: The Contribution of Brentano and Marty”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28/4 (2020), p. 777-796.
5. “Building Objective Thoughts: Stumpf, Twardowski and the Late Husserl on Psychic Products”, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 100/3 (2018), p. 336-370.
6. “Intentionality and Reference: A Brentanian Distinction”, The Monist 100/1 (2017), issue on “Brentano”, ed. Uriah Kriegel, p. 120-132.

Lina de Boer
Doctoral Research Fellow

Lina de Boer studied philosophy and history at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Edinburgh as an undergraduate student.  She did a Master’s degree at Freie Universität Berlin on philosophy of perception in general and the phenomenology of the lived body in particular, while working as a research assistant at the chair of social philosophy (held by Prof. Matthias Schloßberger) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Her research is about the notion of spatiality and its relation to haptic sensory qualities in Husserl and early phenomenology.

Twan Stiekel
Doctoral Research Fellow

Twan Stiekel has two Bachelor degrees in Literary Studies and Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam and a Master’s in Philosophy from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During his Master’s, he spent one year at Sorbonne Université where he studied the work of Edmund Husserl. He wrote his Master’s thesis on Husserl and Wittgenstein with supervisors at both the Humboldt and the Sorbonne. His research typically combines analytic and continental philosophy and currently focuses on phenomenological approaches to metaphysics and the metametaphysics of early phenomenology.

Student Assistants

Alexandra Pop
Student Assistant

Alexandra Pop supports the research group “A Sensible World“ as a student assistant. She is an undergraduate student in philosophy and social sciences at HU Berlin.

Visiting Researchers

Academic year 2022-2023:

Jaka Makuc
PhD Student, University of Bologna
Stay: April 2023-July 2023

Sara Borriello
PhD Student, University of Roma “Tor Vergata”
Stay: Nov 2022-Jan 2023