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): Friday 1-2pm and by appointment


Wolfgang Schwarz joined the University of Edinburgh in January 2015 as a Chancellor's Fellow, after several years as a post-doc at the Australian National University.

Undergraduate teaching

In 2016/2017, I teach:

My office hours are Wednesdays 13:00-14:00 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 structure and interpretation of probability in scientific theories
  • 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#.