Dr. Anne Sophie Meincke-Spann, M.A.

I am a philosopher who works at the intersection of metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and action and the philosophy of biology. I am convinced that bringing together the perspectives and insights of these disciplines is indispensable with regard to many of the big questions of philosophy. I also draw on the multifarious resources provided by the history of philosophy. Themes of my academic research include personhood and personal identity, biological identity and the concept of life, agency and free will, dispositional realism, persistence, the nature of processes, the metaphysics of pregnancy and meta-metaphysics. Currently I am the PI of the Elise Richter research project "Bio-Agency and Natural Freedom" which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Wintersemester 2020
Sommersemester 2020
Meincke, AS & Dupré, J (Hrsg.) 2020, Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology. History and Philosophy of Biology, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Meincke, AS & Dupré, J 2020, Biological Identity: Why Metaphysicians and Philosophers of Biology Should Talk to One Another. in AS Meincke & J Dupré (Hrsg.), Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, History and Philosophy of Biology, S. 1-21.

Meincke, AS 2020, Processual Animalism: Towards a Scientifically Informed Theory of Personal Identity. in Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, History and Philosophy of Biology, S. 251-278.


Meincke, AS 2020, Dispositionalism: Between Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science. in AS Meincke (Hrsg.), Dispositionalism: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Synthese Library, Bd. 417, S. 1-12.

Meincke, AS 2020, Powers, Persistence and Process. in AS Meincke (Hrsg.), Dispositionalism: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Synthese Library, Bd. 417, S. 89-113.




Meincke, AS 2019, Human Persons – A Process View. in J Noller (Hrsg.), Was sind und wie existieren Personen?: Probleme und Perspektiven der gegenwärtigen Forschung. Mentis Verlag, Paderborn, S. 57-80.



Meincke, AS 2018, Bio-Agency and the Possibility of Artificial Agents. in A Christian, D Hommen & N Retzlaff (Hrsg.), Philosophy of Science : between the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Springer, Cham, European studies in philosophy of science, Bd. 9, S. 65-93.

Meincke, AS 2018, Haben menschliche Embryonen eine Disposition zur Personalität? in M Rothhaar (Hrsg.), Der manipulierbare Embryo: Potentialitäts-und Speziesargumente auf dem Prüfstand. Mentis Verlag, Münster, S. 147-172.

Meincke, AS 2018, Persons as Biological Processes: A Bio-Processual Way Out of the Personal Identity Dilemma. in DJ Nicholson & J Dupré (Hrsg.), Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press, S. 357-378. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0018

Meincke, AS 2017, Von der Wirklichkeit des Wirklichen: Eine kritische Verteidigung der Metaphysik als philosophischer Disziplin. in C Erhard, D Meißner & J Noller (Hrsg.), Wozu Metaphysik? : Historisch-systematische Perspektiven . Verlag Karl Alber, Freiburg, S. 95-129.





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