Visiting Researchers Program: Robert Frühstückl

We take a look back at another visiting researcher, Robert Frühstückl, who came in Winter 2023 for a period of 3 months.


Robert studied philosophy and history at the University of Vienna, Austria, and is now a doctoral candidate in the research training group on ‘Integrating ethics and epistemology of science’ at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Robert’s project

“During my stay at CEFISES, I’ve been working on the concept of biodiversity, specifically, on how we can make sense of the multidimensionality of the concept, encompassing not only taxonomic but also phylogenetic and functional diversity. I was also glad to learn more about the problem of using the species category as a measurement unit for biodiversity and the use of digital text analysis tools for the philosophy of science. It is a great working environment for doing history and philosophy of biology and ecology!”