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Michael Poznic

Dr. Michael Poznic

Scientific staff
Research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy
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Phone: +49 721 608-26813
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Studies in Philosophy (major) and Sociology and Psychology (minors) at RWTH Aachen University, PhD study in Philosophy at RWTH Aachen University, thereafter PhD Candidate at Delft University of Technology (NL).

PhD thesis on “Models in Science and Engineering: Imagining, Designing and Evaluating Representations”.

Professional background

2009 - 2012 RWTH Aachen University, Project House HumTec, Research assistant in the project, Ethics for Energy Technology
2010 - 2011 RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Philosophy, Research assistant for the electronic teaching space of the RWTH, L2P
2013 - 2015 Delft University of Technology (NL), Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, PhD researcher
since 2016 Member of scientific staff at ITAS

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Epistemology

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Selected publications outside of ITAS

Poznic, M.
Representation and Similarity: Suárez on Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Scientific Representation, Journal for General Philosophy of Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10838-015-9307-7, 2015

Poznic, M.
Technological Models: Epistemic and Responsible Perspectives, Journal of Responsible Innovation 1 (2): 244-246, 2014

Poznic, M.
Fiktionen in den Wissenschaften. Roman Friggs Modellsysteme und ihr ontologischer Status, in: A. Dunshirn, E. Nemeth, G. Unterthurner (Hrsg.), Crossing Borders. Grenzen (über)denken. Thinking (across) Boundaries. Beiträge zum 9. Kongress der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Phaidra, Universität Wien, 696-703, 2012

Hillerbrand, R.; Reitinger, C.; Frenzel, P.; Poznic, M.; Pfennig, A.
Nachhaltige Energieversorgung – mit oder ohne Kernenergie?, RWTH Themen, 2011 (2): 16-20, 2011

Recent publications

Poznic, M.
Architectural modeling: Interplay of designing and representing. Vortrag auf der Konferenz "Models and Simulations 8", University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, 15.-17.03.2018

Poznic, M.; Eckert, C.; Hillerbrand, R.; Stacey, M.
Designing as playing games of make-believe. Vortrag beim 11th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop, Mines ParisTech, Paris, Frankreich, 29.-30.01.2018

Poznic, M.; Eckert, C.; Hillerbrand, R.; Stacey, M.
Jet engines, design teams and the imagination: Designing as playing games of make-believe. Vortrag auf dem Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET 2018), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 30.05.-01.06.2018

Bakdur, E.; Poznic, M.
The alleged distinction between cognitive and epistemic values: The case of simplicity. Vortrag auf der Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy 2017, University of Salzburg, Österreich, 13.-15.09.2017

Poznic, M.
Architectural Modeling: Interplay of Designing and Representing. Vortrag auf der SPT 2017 "The Grammar of Things", Universität Darmstadt, 14.-17.06.2017

Poznic, M.
Models in science and engineering: Imagining, designing and evaluating representations. Delft: TU Delft 2017, DOI:10.4233/uuid:a1bec569-8d24-45ea-9e7e-63c0b900504e

Poznic, M.
Thin versus thick accounts of scientific representation. Synthese (2017), S. 1-19, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1374-3

Bakdur, E.; Poznic, M.
The case of simplicity: Are certain cognitive values indeed non-epistemic values? Vortrag: 5th René Descartes Lectures 2016, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 05.-07.09.2016

Poznic, M.
Make-believe and model-based representation in science: The epistemology of Frigg's and Toon's fictionalist views of modeling. Teorema - Revista Internacional de Filosofía 35(2016)3, S. 201-218

Poznic, M.
Modeling organs with organs on chips: Scientific representation and engineering design as modeling relations. Philosophy and Technology 29(2016)4, S. 357-371, DOI: 10.1007/s13347-016-0225-3

Publications at ITAS