Univ.-Ass. Dr. phil. habil. Georg GASSER

Programm Administrator of the Analytic Theology-Projects (John Templeton Foundation)
Deputy Editor of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Project Advisor of the  The Pantheism and Panentheism Project (2017-2019)

Department for Christian Philosophy
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 507-8644
Fax: +43 512 507-2736
E-mail: georg.gasser (at) uibk.ac.at

Office hours: On appointment

Research interests

My primary areas of research are contemporary action theory, the metaphysics of the human person and its impact on applied ethics, with secondary interests in the Aristotelian-Scholastic philosophical tradition (especially questions concerning free will and the human soul).

Particularly questions like the following twist my mind:
- Are free actions uncaused?
- Are our reasons for the action the causes of the action?
- Is it possible to reduce reasons for an action to physiological processes?
- Are human persons mere organisms?
- Are we mental substances contingently having a body?
- What is the traditional Aristotelian-Scholastic concept of the human soul about?
- Are there criteria for clearly determining the beginning and the end of the human person?