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Boris Raehme

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Short bio
Boris Rähme, Ph.D. in Philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin, joined ISR’s research team in April 2013 with a project on argumentation theory for applied ethics. Previously, he has been Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the Freie Universität Berlin. His main research interests are in the fields of argumentation theory, social epistemology, philosophy of religion, and theories of truth. Together with Paolo Costa he is currently working on the conceptualisation of a new ISR line of research, entitled "Arguing Religion", which focuses on argumentative approaches to religious disagreement and brings together perspectives from recent analytic epistemology, religious studies, and debates on secularity. He coordinates the FBK working group "ICT/SSH" and is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie and the Società italiana di filosofia analitica.
Research interests
Argumentation Theory Ethics Philosophical Theories of Truth Philosophy of Religion Religious Disagreement Social Epistemology


  • (2010). Wahrheit, Begründbarkeit und Fallibilität. Ein Beitrag zur Diskus­sion epistemischer Wahrheitskonzeptionen [Truth, Justifiability, and Fallibility. A Contribution to the Debate on Epistemic Theories of Truth]. Heusenstamm: Ontos 2010. (Vol. 18 of M. Esfeld, S. Hartmann und A. Newen (eds.), Epistemic Studies.)

 Articles and edited volumes (selection)

  • (forthcoming). Religious and gender issues through the lens of a TV series: Watching OITNB (with Mariachiara Giorda, Giovanni Moretti, Marco Stranisci, Sara Tonelli, Federica Turco). AIUCD 2017.
  • (2017). Genere (with Valentina Chizzola). In APhEx - Portale italiano di filosofia analitica, vol. 15, pp. 1-38.
  • (2017). Ambition, Modesty, and Performative Inconsistency. In Jens P. Brune, R. Stern, Micha H. Werner (eds.): Transcendental Arguments in Moral Theory. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 25-45.
  • (2016). Performative Inkonsistenz für Fallibilisten. Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie 8. Hamburg: Meiner, 605-619.
  • (2016). Transcendental Arguments, Epistemically Constrained Truth, and Moral Discourse, in G. Gava, R. Stern (eds.), Pragmatism, Kant, and Transcendental Philosophy. London, New York: Routledge, 259-285.
  • (2014). Enhancement umano: un dibattito in corso. L'Arco di Giano: rivista di medical humanities 80, edited with Lucia Galvagni and Alberto Bondolfi.
  • (2014). An explanatory role for the concept of truth. In M. Dell’Utri, F. Bacchini, S. Caputo (eds.), New Frontiers in Truth. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 15-37.
  • (2014). Is evidence from social psychology and neuroscience relevant to philosophical debates in normative ethics? Annali di studi religiosi 14, 145-165.
  • (2014). Dimensioni del riconoscimento: atti, atteggiamenti e relazioni. In P. Costa (ed.), Tolleranza e riconoscimento, Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 73-100.
  • (2013). Recognition. Reflections on a Contested Concept. Verifiche, XLII (2013), 1-3: 33-59.
  • (2013). Common Sense, Strict Incompatibilism, and Free Will. Philosophical Inquiries, I (1): 107-124.
  • (2011). Konsens. In M. Düwell, C. Hübenthal, M. H. Werner (eds.), Handbuch Ethik. 3rd edition. Stuttgart: Metzler, 420-426.
  • (2011). Contingenza o validità universale? Rorty e Apel sul pro­gresso morale (with Valentina Chizzola). Annali di studi religiosi 12: 171-183.
  • (2009). Vertrag (with J. P. Brune). In G. Ueding (ed.), Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik, 9. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1102-1115.

For a complete list of publications see my CV or this link:

Some of my papers are available at the following links: