Mag. Dr. Johannes Friedl studied Philosophy in Vienna and Graz. He was project assistant at the Institute Vienna Circle in Vienna from 2002 to 2008 and research assistant at the Forschungsstelle und Dokumentationsarchiv für Österreichische Philosophie in Graz from 2008 to 2011. He earned his PhD in 2012 with a dissertation on Moritz Schlick’s epistemology. From 2011 to 2015 and again since July 2016, he has been assistant in the Department of Philosophy (Section History of Philosophy) at the University of Graz.
His research focus lies on the Vienna Circle (esp. Moritz Schlick, but also Otto Neurath and others) as well as, more generally, on empiricism of the 20th century and its critics. From a systematic point of view, his focus is here as well on epistemological questions. Further research areas of his are the history of Austrian philosophy and philosophy as well as critique of religion. Johannes Friedl is also associated with the Alexius-Meinong-Institute and member of the Meinong-Studies’ editorial office.