Wolfgang Schwarz

Chancellor's Fellow

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 6.02, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


  • Office hours (term time): Thursday 15:00-16:00 and by appointment


Wolfgang Schwarz joined the University of Edinburgh in January 2015, after many years as a post-doc at the Australian National University.

Undergraduate teaching

In 2019/2020, I teach:

  • Belief, desire, and rational choice
  • Logic 2: Modal Logic
  • Mind, Matter, and Language

My office hours are Thursdays 15:00-16:00 and by appointment.


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

I work on a variety of topics mostly in decision theory and formal epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.

Issues I've been thinking about recently include:

  • Foundational questions in decision theory
  • The semantics of ability statements
  • Belief update and diachronic norms in Bayesian epistemology
  • The nature of mental and linguistic content
  • Model theory of quantified modal logics

You can find recent papers and drafts on my personal homepage: http://umsu.de/papers#.


Research activities

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