Georg Gangl

Georg Gangl


Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Science


Georg Gangl received a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and another master's in philosophy of science from Leiden University, The Netherlands. His dissertation project bears the title “Narration and Colligation. On historiographical modes of ordering the past”. Drawing on recent advances in the philosophy of social science and the work of Arthur Danto, he argues for a principled distinction between causal narratives and conceptual colligations in historiography and other historicist sciences. Georg is also a member of the research project Microhistorical Epistemology and the Centre for the Philosophical Studies of History. As part of the research project, he looks at the coming into being of The Scientific Revolution as a particularly successful and powerful colligation.

Georg (宮科宇) has also lived in Taiwan for several years and has a strong interest in the precarious political situation of the island and the wellbeing of its inhabitants.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of History and Historiography
  • Analytical Philosophy of History, especially Arthur Danto
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Mechanismic Philosophy and Social Ontology
  • Marx and Marxism



Research groups

  • Centre for Philosophical Studies of History
  • Microhistorical Epistemology

Research visits

  • Max-Weber-Kolleg, Unversity of Erfurt, Germany
    15.10.2016 to 23.12.2016