Poznic, M. (Michael)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Section: Insitute for Technology Assesssment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Visiting address

Karlstraße 11, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

Mail address

PO Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany


+49 721 608-26813


Michael Poznic is a PhD Candidate in philosophy at Delft University of Technology. His  dissertation is about models in science & engineering. Part of it is the study of the problem of scientific representation in philosophy of science.

Michael received his M.A. at RWTH Aachen University in Germany with a thesis on semantics and ontology of fiction. Besides philosophy, he studied psychology and sociology as minors.

Currently, he is affiliated to the Insitute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology as a researcher in the group Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WTP).



(forthcoming) ‘Thin versus Thick Accounts of Scientific Representation,’ in: Synthese. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1374-3

(2016) ‘Make-Believe and Model-Based Representation in Science: The Epistemology of Frigg’s and Toon’s Fictionalist Views of Modeling,’ in: Teorema: Revista internacional de filosofia 35(3): 201-218.

(2016) ‘Modeling Organs with Organs on Chips: Scientific Representation and Engineering Design as Modeling Relations,’ in: Philosophy & Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13347-016-0225-3

(2015) ‘Representation and Similarity: Suárez on Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Scientific Representation,’ in: Journal for General Philosophy of Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10838-015-9307-7

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

(2012) ‘Berg, Wolken, Fisch und Fluss,’ in: Bossart, Y. (ed.), Sehen soweit das Denken reicht, OFFIZIN, Zürich, 69-70.

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

(2011) ‘Nachhaltige Energieversorgung – mit oder ohne Kernenergie?,’ together with P. Frenzel, R. Hillerbrand, A. Pfennig and C. Reitinger, in RWTH Themen, 2011 (2): 16-20.


See also my site at KIT