Benedikt Fait, M.A.

Vita

Academic Education

  • Since 11/2013
    PhD Student, Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 12/2012
    Master of Arts (Philosophy, graduation with distinction, supervisors: Prof. U. Pardey, Prof. H. Pulte, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr University Bochum).
  • 09/2009
    Bachelor of Arts (two-subject: Philosophy / Business Administration, graduation with 1.1, supervisors: Prof. U. Pardey, Prof. H. Pulte, Department of Philosophy / Faculty of Management and Economics, Ruhr University Bochum).
  • 06/2005
    Abitur (German school leaving examination, graduation with 1.0).

Academic Positions

  • 08–10/2016 Visiting PhD Student, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT), University of Helsinki.
  • 03–07/2012 Student Assistant, Chair of Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law (Prof. C. Mieth), Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 10/2011–03/2012 Tutor, Chair of Human Resource Management (Prof. S. Winter), Faculty of Management and Economics, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 03/2007–02/2012 Student Assistant, Professorship of Logic and Philosophy of Language (Prof. U. Pardey), Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 10/2009–03/2010 Tutor, Chair of Human Resource Management (Prof. S. Winter), Faculty of Management and Economics, Ruhr University Bochum.

Scholarships

  • Since 08/2014 PhD scholarship funded by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung [Friedrich Ebert Foundation].
  • 02/2008–03/2012 Undergraduate scholarship funded by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes [German National Academic Foundation].

Publications

Books and Editions

  • Fait, B. & Zumpf, D. (Ed.): Identität, Logik, Kritik. Festschrift für Ulrich Pardey zum 65. Geburtstag [Identity, Logic, Critique. Festschrift for Ulrich Pardey on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday], Münster 2014: LIT.

Talks

  • 6 October 2016: “What Phillips Has Actually Done – and What Not. An Interventionist Reconsideration of the Origin of a Pillar of Macroeconomics”, TINT, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • 7 July 2016: “Is the Phillips Curve an Explanatory Relationship? – An Interventionist Approach”, Research Colloquium for Philosophy and History of Science (Prof. H. Pulte), Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
  • 17 November 2015: “Kausalerklärungen in der Ökonomie. Eine wissenschaftstheoretische Untersuchung über Invarianz, Intervention und Prognose” [“Causal Explanation in Economics. Invariance, Intervention, and Forecast from the Philosophy of Science Point of View”], Research Colloquium (Prof. G. Schurz), Department of Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 29 January 2015: “Modelle in der Ökonomie und Ceteris-Paribus-Klauseln in Verallgemeinerungen” [“Models in Economics and Ceteris Paribus Clauses in Generalizations”], Research Colloquium for Philosophy and History of Science (Prof. H. Pulte), Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
  • 2 September 2014: “Kausalerklärungen in der Ökonomie” [“Causal Explanation in Economics”], workshop conducted by the interdisciplinary study group “Wissenschaftstheorie der Sozialwissenschaften” [“Philosophy of Science of the Social Sciences”] (Prof. R. Schützeichel and Dr. R. Greshoff), Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany.
  • 31 October 2013: “Kausalerklärungen in der Ökonomie. Eine wissenschaftstheoretische Untersuchung über Invarianz, Intervention und Prognose” [“Causal Explanation in Economics. Invariance, Intervention, and Forecast from the Philosophy of Science Point of View”], Research Colloquium for Philosophy and History of Science (Prof. H. Pulte), Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Benedikt Fait, M.A.

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