Post-Doc at the University of Bonn and President of SPoT (Society for Philosophy of Science)
Areas of specialization: Laws of Nature, Dispositions, Persistence
Florian is currently investigating the intersection of powers and change. The contemporary debate about change focuses solely on avoiding a contradiction in the context of Leibniz’ Law. A positive account of how change is brought about was neglected. In a separated research field powers have been studied intensively. Powers are envisaged to bring about the changes in the world. The connection between powers and persistence is notoriously understudied, however. Florian investigates whether processes can provide the link between powers and persistence. His working hypothesis is that the manifestations of powers are processes and that these processes, in turn, are the basis for persistence.