Alex Steinberg's website

About me

I'm currently an akademischer Rat (assistant professor) at the University of Bielefeld and an UZH Forschungskredit researcher. I used to be a post-doctoral research assistant to Prof. Hanjo Glock at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Previoulsy I worked as a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at JGU Mainz, Germany and, before that, as a postdoc in the research group Phlox which still very much reflects my research interests.

I work mainly at the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. There, I am especially interested in the theory of grounding and cognate notions and their applications to specific problems in theoretical philosophy. Relatedly, I like to think about the metaphysics and epistemology of what may be called theoretical entities of philosophy such as propositions and possible worlds. I am also interested in the semantics of that-clauses and modals.

I no longer live in my favourite city in Germany: Hamburg. But the Teutoburger Wald is quite nice as well, I suppose.

I don't play golf.

But I do have a CV.