Fiction as thought experiment?

Guest lecture with Prof. Dr. Christiane Schildknecht (University of Lucerne)

Christiane Schildknecht is Full Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, especially Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind at the University of Lucerne since 2007. 

She has studied Philosophy, German Literature, and Mathematics at the University of Konstanz (Germany) as well as at the University College London. She received her PhD from the University of Konstanz with a thesis on the connection between various forms of knowledge in philosophy and literature. After a number of Visiting Professorships in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia she received her Habilitation in 1999 from the University of Konstanz with a thesis on the limits of propositional knowledge in language, perception and consiousness. In 2000 she became Full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bonn (Germany). 

Research Priorities

  • Philosophy of Mind: Phenomenal Consciousness, Self-Knowledge, Theory of Perception
  • Philosophy of Language: Theories of Meaning, Indexicality, Metaphors
  • Epistemology : Forms and Methods of Knowledge Philosophy and Literature, Aesthetics 

if you want to participate, we ask you kindly to read the papers

”Fiction as thought experiment?”. 

If you want to participate, please contact Christian Benne:,  who will forward  two preparatory papers.