Gregor Betz

Gregor Betz

Professor of Philosophy of Science

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DebateLab

Biography

Gregor Betz is professor of philosophy of science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He’s been studying the limits of scientific prediction, esp. in economics and climate science, the role of values in science, requirements of democratic scientific policy advice, and the ethics of climate engineering. He has developed a formal theory and computational models of argumentative debate, and applied these methods to clarify key concepts in epistemology, to interpret classical texts, to assess consensus- and truth-conduciveness of debate, as well as to to improve critical thinking teaching.

Most recently, Gregor has been engaged in computational philosophy projects involving so-called neural language models (such as, e.g., GPT-2).

Check our blog for updates about recent computational philosophy projects.

Interests
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Computational Philosophy
  • Argumentation
  • Democracy
Education
  • M.A. Philosophy, Political Sciences, Mathematics, 2002

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Dr. phil (Ph.D.) Philosophy, 2004

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Dr. habil. (Habilitation) Philosophy, 2008

    Freie Universität Berlin

Featured Projects

  • DebateLab [link]
  • Argdown [link]
  • Making Reflective Equilibrium Precise (SNF-DFG) [link]
  • Argumentation at School (DFG Network Fund) [link]

Contact

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Institut für Philosophie

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Douglasstraße 24

76133 Karlsruhe

Germany