Jens Harbecke
Jens Harbecke 

I am an analytic philosopher of social science and mind holding the chair for Theoretical Philosophy and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). I am a member both of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and of the Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy. My research focuses on constitutive, mechanistic, and computational explanations in the social sciences and the cognitive sciences. I also work on theoretical questions about causality in the metaphysics of mind and on counterfactual and regularity theories of causation.


Together with my colleague Joachim Zweynert, I am the head of the Master PPE at Witten/Herdecke University.


Over the last years, I have served as a PI in a project funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), as the project coordinator of a European research project on the philosophy of social science and neuroscience, and I have collaborated as a PI within a philosophical research project funded by the German-Israeli Foundation on causation and computation in neuroscience.

The easiest way to contact me is via email.