Vincent C. Müller studied philosophy with cognitive science, linguistics and history at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg, London and Oxford. Since receiving his PhD, he has taught full load (4-4, minus buyouts) as regular faculty. He was Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is now is professor of philosophy at Anatolia College/ACT and University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds - 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 twelve edited volumes on the philosophy of computing, philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc. He has organised ca. 25 conferences or workshops and presents about one paper each 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). He has generated 3.8mil.€ research income for his institutions.
Areas of Specialisation
Philosophy of Computing and Cognitive Science, 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/PhD Supervision
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. Leeds has one of the largest and best philosophy departments in the UK (and Europe), so it's a great place for a research student. My institute, IDEA, offers 2 full PhD scholarships each year. - If you already have a PhD and would consider coming to Leeds for a bit, consider a British Academy Visiting Fellowship
Philosophy of Mind, Language & Computing:
Ethics of Information & Computing