Prof. Dr. Thomas Sattig

Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Philosophie

Universität Tübingen
Philosophisches Seminar
Bursagasse 1
D - 72070 Tübingen

+49 (0)7071 29 76079


Sprechzeiten: Mi. 10-12 Uhr und n. V., Burse, Raum 313



  • Materielle Gegenstände
  • Zeit, Raumzeit, Zeiterfahrung
  • Modalität
  • Mereologie
  • Vagheit und Unbestimmtheit
  • Person und Selbst
  • Metametaphysik

Aktuelle Forschung

"The Passage of Time” (2022-23)
Funded by the VolkswagenFoundation (Opus Magnum grant)

Curriculum Vitae

Seit 2012

Professur für Theoretische Philosophie, Universität Tübingen

Seit 2019 Gastprofessur an der Università della Svizzera italiana (

2007 - 2012

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track), Washington University in St. Louis

2010 Humboldt-Forschungsstipendium (Forschungsaufenthalt an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

2005 - 2007

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track), Tulane University


Gastprofessur an der University of California, Los Angeles

2002 - 2005

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship und Junior Research Fellowship am Brasenose College, Oxford


D.Phil. in Philosophie, Oxford University


B.Phil. in Philosophie, Oxford University

1991 - 1997

Studium der Philosophie und Germanistik in Tübingen und Stanford




  • Material Objects. Cambridge University Press (Elements in Metaphysics), 2021.
  • The Double Lives of Objects: An Essay in the Metaphysics of the Ordinary World. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • The Language and Reality of Time. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Aufsätze (Auswahl)

  • “Part, Slot, Ground: Foundations for Neo-Aristotelian Mereology”, Synthese (online 2019).
  • “The Sense of Temporal Flow: A Higher-Order Account”, Philosophical Studies (online 2018).
  • “Experiencing Change: Extensionalism, Retentionalism, and Marty’s Hybrid View,” in H. Leblanc & G. Bacigalupo (eds.) Anton Marty and Contemporary Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 153-74 (2018).
  • “The Sense and Reality of Personal Identity,” Erkenntnis 83:1139-55 (2018).
  • “Memory-based Personal Identity without Circularity,” in V. Buonomo (ed.) The Persistence of Persons: Studies in the Metaphysics of Personal Identity over Time, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid: Editiones Scholasticae (2017), 117-134.
  • “Metaphysical Ambitions in the Ontology of Objects” (Symposium on T. Hofweber’s Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 94 (2017): 481-87.
  • “Pluralism and Determinism,” Journal of Philosophy, 111 (2014): 135-150.
  • “Mereological Indeterminacy: Metaphysical But Not Fundamental,” in K. Akiba and A. Abasnezhad (eds.) Vague Objects and Vague Identity: New Essays on Ontic Vagueness (2014), 25-42.
  • “Vague Objects and the Problem of the Many,” Metaphysica 14 (2013): 211-223.
  • “The Paradox of Fission and the Ontology of Ordinary Objects,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 85 (2012): 594-623.
  • “Compatibilism about Coincidence,” Philosophical Review, 119 (2010): 273-313.
  • “Many as One,” Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol. 5(2010): 145-75.
  • “Ordinary Objects in the Relativistic World,” in Chronos: Proceedings of the Philosophy of Time Society, XI (2010-2011), 28-61.
  • “Identity in 4D,” Philosophical Studies, 140 (2008): 179-95.
  • “Temporal Predication with Temporal Parts and Temporal Counterparts,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 81 (2003): 355-368.
  • “Temporal Parts and Complex Predicates,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, CII (2002): 279-286.


Henrik Rydéhn

Dr. Henrik Rydéhn


  • Bovey, Gaétan (DFG-Projekt “Sources of Necessity”)
  • Braun, Hagen (DFG-Projekt “Sources of Necessity”)
  • Eker, Bahadir
  • Romero, Alfonso
  • Özbek, Olga