Vincent C. Müller studied philosophy with cognitive science, linguistics and history at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg, London and Oxford. After his PhD he started teaching full time at Anatolia College/ACT, Thessaloniki; He was also Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is now Professor of philosophy at Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), University Fellow at the University of Leeds and Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, London - as well as President of the European Society for Cognitive Systems and Chair of the euRobotics topics group on 'ethical, legal and socio-economic issues'.
Müller's research focuses on theory and ethics of disruptive technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. He has published ca. 40 academic papers as well as 16 edited volumes on the philosophy of computing, philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc. (citations: h-15). He has organised ca. 25 conferences or workshops and presents one or two papers per month, usually by invitation. Müller organizes a conference series on the Theory and Philosophy of AI and is principal investigator of a EU-funded project on "Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society" (INBOTS) and on the large platform project AI4EU. He has generated ca. 3.9 mil.€ research income for his institutions.
Areas of Specialisation
Philosophy of AI and Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Ethics of Technology (AI, Robotics, Data Analytics), Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Realism & Anti-Realism, Hilary Putnam, Categories & Kinds, Vagueness
Areas of Expertise
Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science, Free Will, Early Analytic Philosophy, Kant, Rousseau, Robotics
Areas of Current Research Activity
I am trying to work on a number of things and if you are working on similar matters, I should be glad to hear from you. (This also applies to potential PhD students.)
Philosophy of Mind, Language & Computing:
Ethics of Information & Computing