PD Dr. Marco Giovanelli

Doblerstraße 33
72074 Tübingen

Tel. ++49-(0)7071-40716-0
Fax ++49-(0)7071-40716-20

DFG GI 945/1-2
from February, 1st, 2015 contributing editor at the Einstein Paper Project, at Caltech

Research Interests

History and/of Philosophy of Physics

History of Philosophy


Recent Papers


  1. "Collision of Traditions. The Emergence of Logical Empiricism Between the Riemannian and Helmholtzian Traditions. ", HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science , 2017

  2. "Lorentz Contraction vs. Einstein Contraction. Reichenbach and the Philosophical Reception of Miller’s Experiment. ", Proceeding of the Fourth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime

    Ed. by Stefanov, Anguel and Marco Giovanelli , 125-155 2017

  3. "Hermann Cohen's Das Princip der Infinitesimal-Methode. The History of an Unsuccessful Book", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 58, 9-23 2016 DOI

  4. "The Sensation and the Stimulus. Psychophysics and the Prehistory of the Marburg School", Perspectives on Science 25, 287-323 2016 DOI

  5. "`dots But I still Can't Get Rid of a Sense of Artificiality': The Einstein-Reichenbach Debate on the Geometrization of the Electromagnetic Field. ", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 54, 35-51 2016 DOI

  6. "Das Problem in ein Postulat verwandeln: Cassirer und Einsteins Unterscheidung von konstruktiven und Prinzipien-Theorien. ", Husserl, Cassirer, Schlick - Wissenschaftliche Philosophie im Spannungsfeld von Phänomenologie, Neukantianismus und logischem Empirismus

    Ed. by Neuber, Matthias , 150-175 2015 DOI

  7. "`But One Must Not Legalize the Mentioned Sin. Phenomenological vs. Dynamical Treatments of Rods and Clocks in Einstein's Thought", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 48, 20-44 2014 DOI

  8. "Erich Kretschmann as a Proto-Logical-Empiricist. Adventures and Misadventures of the Point-Coincidence Argument", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44, 115-134 2013 DOI

  9. "Talking at Cross-Purposes. How Einstein and the Logical Empiricists never Agreed on what they were Disagreeing About", Synthese 190, 3819-3863 2013 DOI

  10. "The Forgotten Tradition. How the Logical Empiricists Missed the Philosophical Significance of the Work of Riemann, Christoffel and Ricci", Erkenntnis 78, 1219-1257 2013 DOI

  11. "Leibniz-Äquivalenz vs. Einstein-Äquivalenz. Was man von der Logisch-Empiristischen (Fehl-)Interpretation des Punkt-Koinzidenz-Arguments lernen kann. ", Philosophia Naturalis 50, 115-164 2013 DOI

  12. "Leibniz, Kant und der moderne Symmetriebegriff. ", Kant-Studien 102, 422-454 2011 DOI

  13. "Leibniz, Kant und Hausdorff über das Raumproblem. ", Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 41, 283-313 2010 DOI

  14. "Kant, Helmholtz, Riemann und der Ursprung der geometrischen Axiome. ", Philosophia naturalis 45, 236-269 2008 DOI



6th Tübingen Summer School in the History and Philosophy of Science:

Understanding Special and General Relativity

with Harvey Brown

With a keynote lecture by Dennis Lehmkuhl

July 31st – August 4th, 2017

Application deadline:
June 10, 2017

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  • previous editions:
    2012, with Don Howard;
    2013, with Robert DiSalle;
    2014, with Michel Janssen
    2015, with John Norton 
    2016, with  Guido Bacciagaluppi