Dr. Tobias Endres

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Dr. Tobias Endres

Institute of Philosophy
Bienroder Weg 80 
D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 531 / 391 86 54

Room: 003

Office hours: Wednesday 15.00-16.00

» Academic Employment

  • Summer 2024 to Fall 25/26:
    Feodor Lynen Research Scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • since 11/2018:
    Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher at the Philosophy Institute of Technische Universität Braunschweig (Unit: Prof. Dr. Nicole C. Karafyllis).
  • 2015-2016:
    Adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology of the Technical University of Berlin.


» Areas of Specialization/Competence

  • AOS:
    Philosophy of Perception, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Culture, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Life (part. Cassirer and Bergson)
  • AOC:
    German Idealism, Analytical Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy (19th & 20th Century).


» Education

  • Dr. phil.
    Technical University of Berlin, Philosophy.
    Title of the Dissertation: Ernst Cassirer's Phenomenology of Perception, 279 pp.
    Thesis defense: 28th of September 2018.

    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Günter Abel, Prof. Dr. Martina Plümacher, Prof. Dr. Christian Möckel.
  • M.A.
    University of Bonn, Philosophy (major), modern German Literature, Psychology, February 2009.
    Master's Thesis on Nietzsche was awarded with the Immanuel Kant-Prize of the University of Bonn.
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hogrebe, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Pieper.

» Publications


  • Endres, Tobias: Nietzsche als Hermeneut. Hamburg: Meiner (forthcoming 2024)
  • Endres, Tobias: Ernst Cassirer's Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung, Hamburg: Meiner 2020, 279 pp.


  • Endres, Tobias/Müller, Ralf/Schneider, Domenico (2024) (Hg.): Kyoto in Davos. Intercultural Readings of the Cassirer-Heidegger Debate, Leiden: Brill (in press, forthcoming 21 Dec 2023).

  • Endres, Tobias (ed.) (2023): Nothing less than the whole Cassirer. Symposium on Samantha Matherne’s Cassirer, organised and prepared for publication by Tobias Endres (Braunschweig), in: British Journal for the History of Philosophy, AOP, 51 S., publ. online 11 Sept. 2023, DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2023.2238780.

  • Endres, Tobias/Favuzzi, Pellegrino/Klattenhoff, Timo (Eds.): Philosophie der Kultur- und Wissensformen. Ernst Cassirer neu lesen, Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang 2016, 316 pp.

    For journal articles, my book reviews and reviews of my book please switch to the Website in German.

» Awards, Fellowships, Invitations & Grants

  • 03/2017:
    Lecture tour to the Central Division Meeting 2017 of the American Philosophical Association in Kansas City (Missouri) following an invitation of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Luft (Milwaukee), funded by TU Berlin.
  • 09/2015:
    Marsilius Summer Academy 2015 on the Anthropology of Perception, organized by Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchs et al., International Academic Forum Heidelberg.
  • 2011-2014:
    PhD scholarship of Evangelischen Studienwerks Villigst e.V.
  • 06/2010:
    First International Summer School in German Philosophy, organized by Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel, International Centre for Philosophy NRW, Bonn.
  • 07/2009:
    Immanuel Kant-Prize of the University of Bonn for the best master's thesis of the academic year  2008/9, includes prize money of 1500,- €.

» Teaching Experience (selection)

  • 2021-2023: undergraduate and graduate courses on Henri Bergson, Epistemology and Philosophy of Life
  • Spring 2021: Aristotle: Organon
  • Spring 2019: Introduction to Epistemology, TU Braunschweig.
  • Fall 2018/19: Frege's Semantic Theory, TU Braunschweig.
  • Spring 2016: Frege's Semantic Theory, TU Berlin.
  • Fall 2015/16: Introduction to Philosophy of Culture, TU Berlin.

» Presentations at conferences (selection)

  • 04.06.19:
    Between Autonomy and Hierarchy  Resolving a well-know Dilemma by resorting to the Theory of Perception, Presentation at the Summer School in Neo-Kantian Philosophy – Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Culture, Hong Kong.
  • 05.10.18:
    Wahrnehmung und Objektivität bei Kant und Cassirer, Presentation at the Symposion „Cassirer und Kant“ of the International Ernst Cassirer-Society, Hamburg.
  • 08.09.18:
    Symbol, Form, Kultur – Zum Geistbegriff im Werke Ernst Cassirers, Presentation at the International Symposium 2018 of the Swiss Philosophical Society on the Topic „Was ist Geist?“, Basel.
  • 19.04.18:
    Ernst Cassirer’s influence on the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars, Presentation at the international conference Ernst Cassirer’s Post-War Afterlife, Paris.
  • 03.03.17:
    The distinction between the active and passive expressive function in Cassirer’s late work and its connection to moral perception, Presentation for the International Ernst-Cassirer-Society at the APA Central Division Meeting 2017, Kansas City (Missouri).
  • 15.09.15:
    Ernst Cassirer und die Frage nach dem Übergang von der Phonetik zur Semantik, Response to Jürgen Trabant at the Marsilius-Summer Academy on the subject Anthropologie der Wahrnehmung, Heidelberg.
  • 29.09.14:
    Cassirers Wahrnehmungs- und Repräsentationstheorie, Presentation in the section Epistemology at the  XXIII. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, Münster.
  • 29.07.14:
    Die Philosophie der symbolischen Formen als Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung lesen, Presentation at the workshop „Cassirer neu lesen?“, Berlin.
  • 07.02.12:
    Wahrnehmung bei Kant mit Blick auf McDowell, Presentation at the research colloquium of the Institute for Philosophy of TU Berlin.
  • 28.04.10:
    Nietzsches Begriff der Wahrheit, Presentation at the Berliner Nietzsche-Colloquium (BNC) of TU Berlin.

» Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie e.V.
  • Internationale Ernst Cassirer-Gesellschaft
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.