Dipl. theol. Jacob Hesse, MA

research fellow in Analytic Theology Project (John Templeton Foundation)

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

Tel. +43 512 507-8535
E-Mail: Jacob.Hesse@uibk.ac.at

Research interests

In my PhD thesis I am examining the structure of metaphors in the framework of the contemporary philosophy of language. I argue that metaphors are context-sensitive linguistic phenomena, which can be analyzed similarly to indexicals. On the basis of this investigation I also evaluate the role of metaphors in religious language. My main research areas are philosophy of language, epistemology, logic and philosophy of religion. 

Beside these philosophical topics I am also interested in the contemporary political conflict between Israel and Palestine and the history of Judaism in general. About both matters I am giving tours and talks at the Jewish Museum Munich and the VHS Landsberg.