Julie Schweer

Julie Schweer, M.A.

  • Doctoral student until 2023
  • resigned
  • Research group “Philosophy of Engineering, Technology Assessment, and Science”
  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

  • Philosophy of science
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of computer simulation

Professional background

2019 - 2023 Doctoral student at ITAS
2018 - 2019 Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2016 - 2017 Tutor at the Institute of Philosophy, Philipps-Universität Marburg


Schweer, J.
On Asking “Why?” — A Philosophical Perspective on the Role of Computer Simulations for Scientific Explanation
2022. Multiscale Workshop (2022), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, July 11–12, 2022 
Schweer, J.; Elstner, M.
Atomistic Simulations and Scientific Explanation: The Puzzle of Aquaporin Proton Exclusion
2022. 9th Biennial Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP 2022), Ghent, Belgium, July 2–4, 2022 
Schweer, J.
How Computer Simulations Contribute to Scientific Explanations
2022. 28th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA 2022), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 10–13, 2022 
Conference Papers
Schweer, J.; Grünke, P.; Hillerbrand, R.
Beyond Opacity - Epistemic Risks in Machine Learning
2021. AISB 2021 Symposium Proceedings: Overcoming Opacity in Machine Learning. Ed.: C. Zednik, 5–6 
Grünke, P.; Schweer, J.; Hillerbrand, R.
Beyond Opacity - Epistemic Risks in Machine Learning
2021, April 8. Overcoming Opacity in Machine Learning (AISB 2021), Online, April 6–9, 2021 
Schweer, J.; Hillerbrand, R.
Philosophical Aspects of Multiscale Models
2021. Winter Workshop of the RTG 2450: "Tailored Scale-Bridging Approaches to Computational Nanoscience", KIT (2021), Online, November 22–23, 2021 
Schweer, J.
Computer Simulations and Scientific Understanding
2020. HITS Seminar Series - Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (2020), Heidelberg, Germany, November 9, 2020 
Schweer, J.
Computer Simulations, Models and the Challenge of Epistemic Opacity
2020. Annual Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies (2020), Tempe, AZ, USA, January 3–10, 2020 
Schweer, J.; Grünke, P.
How do we learn from Computer Simulations? Examining the Concept of Epistemic Power
2019. OZSW Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy (2020), Tilburg, Netherlands, December 19, 2019