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Philipp Schmidt

Scientific Assistant
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Philipp is a Scientific Assistant at the Department of Philosophy at Vienna University as well as a Ph.D. Student in Philosophy in a Cotutelle-programme between Vienna University and Heidelberg University.

He completed his philosophy degree with a Master’s dissertation on Heidegger’s interpretation of the feeling of respect in Kant’s practical philosophy (Vienna, 2012). Additionally he conducted an empirical study on intrapsychic conflicts in persons suffering from chronic depression for a Master’s degree in Psychology (Vienna, 2014). His interest in phenomenology and psychopathology has been intensified during his time as a Scientific Assistant in an interdisciplinary study on disturbances of the temporality of the body, performed at University of Graz (2013-2015). In his current work, Philipp focuses on temporality and selfhood in different interrelated experiential dimensions, such as embodiment, intersubjectivity, and affectivity.

At Vienna University, he organises the „Werkstatt Phänomenologie“, a platform for early-stage researchers (pre- and post-doc) from Vienna and abroad to present their work to a phenomenological audience: