Michael Poznic

Dr. Michael Poznic

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Epistemology

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Professional background

2009 M.A. after studies in Philosophy (major) and Sociology and Psychology (minors) at RWTH Aachen University
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
2017 PhD thesis on “Models in Science and Engineering: Imagining, Designing and Evaluating Representations

Selected publications

Poznic, M.; Stacey, M.; Hillerbrand, R.; Eckert, C.
Designing as playing games of make-believe, in: Design science, 6(e10), S. 1–27. doi:10.1017/dsj.2020.8, 2020

Poznic, M.
Thin versus thick accounts of scientific representation, in: Synthese, 195(8), S. 3433–3451. doi:10.1007/s11229-017-1374-3, 2018

Poznic, M.
Modeling Organs with Organs on Chips: Scientific Representation and Engineering Design as Modeling Relations, in: Philosophy & technology, 29(4), S. 357–371. doi:10.1007/s13347-016-0225-3, 2016

Poznic, M.
Representation and Similarity: Suárez on Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Scientific Representation, in: Journal for General Philosophy of Science 47(2), S. 331-347. 10.1007/s10838-015-9307-7, 2015

Publications


2022
Presentations
Frigo, G.; Milchram, C.; Poznic, M.; Schmidt, M.; Hillerbrand, R.
An Ethical Assessment of Digital Mobility Transitions: Perspectives from Care Ethics
2022. 5th European Technology Assessment Conference (ETAC5 2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, July 25–27, 2022 
Pincock, C.; Poznic, M.
What do engineers understand? The case of biological methanation
2022. 4th International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science (GWP.2022 2022), Berlin, Germany, August 15–17, 2022 
Pincock, C.; Poznic, M.
Integrating representational, exploratory, and design modeling
2022. 9th Biennial Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP 2022), Ghent, Belgium, July 2–4, 2022 
2021
Book Chapters
Doorn, N.; Michelfelder, D. P.; Barrella, E.; Bristol, T.; Dechesne, F.; Fritzsche, A.; Johnson, G.; Poznic, M.; Robison, W. L.; Sain, B.; Stone, T.; Rodriguez-Nikl, T.; Umbrello, S.; Vermaas, P. E.; Wilson, R. L.
Reimagining the Future of Engineering
2021. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering. Eds.: Diane P. Michelfelder, Neelke Doorn, 736–744, Routledge 
Hillerbrand, R.; Poznic, M.
Tugendethik
2021. Handbuch Technikethik. Hrsg.: A. Grunwald, 165–170, J.B. Metzler. doi:10.1007/978-3-476-04901-8_32
Poznic, M.
Models in Engineering and Design: Modeling Relations and Directions of Fit
2021. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering. Eds.: Diane P. Michelfelder, Neelke Doorn, 383–393, Routledge 
Presentations
Hillerbrand, R.; Eckert, C.; Stacey, M.; Poznic, M.
Engineering design ethics is an epistemological problem
2021. 14th International Workshop on Design Theory - Special Interest Group of the Design Society (2021), Online, January 25–26, 2021 
Pincock, C.; Poznic, M.
What do engineers understand? The case of biological methanation
2021. 8th The biennial meeting of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA 2021), Online, September 15–18, 2021 
Pirtle, Z.; Eckert, C.; Gandoin, R.; Jirouskova, N.; Poznic, M.; Schuelke-Leech, B.-A.; Stacey, M.; Tann, L. von der
Knowledge for Practicing Engineers and Philosophers: Reconsidering Walter Vincenti’s What Engineers Know and How They Know It
2021. 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: Technological Imaginaries (SPT 2021), Online, June 28–30, 2021 
Poznic, M.; Schmidt, M.
Understanding transport systems: Different perspectives on the Cologne Stadtbahn
2021. 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: Technological Imaginaries (SPT 2021), Online, June 28–30, 2021 
Renftle, M.; Trittenbach, H.; Müssener, C.; Böhm, K.; Poznic, M.; Heil, R.
Evaluating the Effect of XAI on Understanding of Machine Learning Models
2021. Philosophy of Science meets Machine Learning (2021), Tübingen, Germany, November 9–12, 2021 
2020
Journal Articles
Presentations
Poznic, M.
Scientific Representation, Make-Believe and the Factivity of Model-Based Understanding
2020. 10th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 2020), Online, August 24–28, 2020 
Poznic, M.
Models in Engineering and Design: Modeling Relations and Directions of Fit
2020. On-line Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET 2020), Online, November 17–19, 2020 
2019
Presentations
Hillerbrand, R.; Poznic, M.; Eckert, C.; Stacey, M.
Uncertainties and Games of Make-Believe
2019. 12th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop (2019), Paris, France, January 28–29, 2019 
Poznic, M.
Representational success. Waltonian fictionalism and the factivity of model-based understanding
2019. Workshop “Epistemology of Science” (2019), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 20–21, 2019 
Poznic, M.; Fisher, E.
The responsible engineer: The role of moral, epistemic, and poietic virtues
2019. SPT: Technology and Power (2019), College Station, TX, USA, May 20–22, 2019 
2018
Journal Articles
Presentations
Poznic, M.
Architectural modeling: Interplay of designing and representing
2018. Models and Simulations 8, University of Sourth Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 15-17, 2018 
Poznic, M.; Eckert, C.; Hillerbrand, R.; Stacey, M.
Jet engines, design teams and the imagination: Designing as playing games of make-believe
2018. Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET), College Park, MD, May 30 - June 1, 2018 
Poznic, M.; Eckert, C.; Hillerbrand, R.; Stacey, M.
Designing as playing games of make-believe
2018. 11th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop (2018), Paris, France, January 29–30, 2018 
2017
PhD Theses
Poznic, M.
Models in Science and Engineering : Imaging, Designing and Evaluating Representations. PhD dissertation
2017. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) 
Presentations
Bakdur, E.; Poznic, M.
The alleged distinction between cognitive and epistemic values: The case of simplicity
2017. Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy, Salzburg, A, September 13-15, 2017 
Poznic, M.
Architectural modeling: Interplay of designing and representing
2017. The Grammar of Things : 20th conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Darmstadt, June 14-17, 2017