Sascha Freyberg

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Jan 2023-Dec 2023)

Doctoral candidate at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg Research Fellow at Ca' Foscari Università Venezia in the ERC-project Early Modern Cosmology Editorial Manager for Verum Factum: Studies and Sources on Political Epistemology (EOA book series).

After studying cultural sciences in Hagen and philosophy in Berlin, Sascha is currently finishing up a PhD thesis on Edgar Wind and the configurational logic of cultural research. He has organized workshops on Ernst Cassirer and Soviet Human Sciences at the Institute. His research addresses the “split of rationality” and in this context he prepared the manuscript for the publication project “Rethinking the Political Epistemology of the Enlightenment: Dialogues with Ernst Cassirer,” editing the papers of Yehuda Elkana and John Michael Krois. Currently, he is pursuing collaborations on a critical theory of science, political epistemology, and open access initiatives to bring wider attention to the “communism of science” (Merton).



Crisis of Humankind and Scientific Truth: Reflection on Science at the Starnberg Max Planck Institute (1970–1980)


The Water City: The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis


Theories of Knowledge in the Twentieth Century: the “Split of Scientific Rationality”


No projects were found for this scholar.

Selected Publications

Freyberg, Sascha and Pietro Daniel Omodeo (2023). “Die Copernicanische Revolution als Geschichtszeichen: zur Entstehung der Transformationskosmologie.” In Kosmos: Vom Umgang mit der Welt zwischen Ausdruck und Ordnung, ed. P. König and O. Schlaudt,…

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Freyberg, Sascha and Lukas Meisner (2022). “Back from the Future. Review of: Chukhrov, Kethi: Practising the Good: Desire and Boredom in Soviet Socialism. Minneapolis: eflux/University of Minnesota Press 2020.” Radical Philosophy 2 (12): 86–90…

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Müller, Ralf, Ralf Becker, Sascha Freyberg, Thomas Reinhardt, Muriel van Vliet, and Matthias Wunsch, eds. (2022). Morphologie als Paradigma in den Wissenschaften. Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie : Beihefte 3. Stuttgart: frommann-holzboog.

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Freyberg, Sascha (2021). “‘Dem Gehirne der Lebenden’: zur ikonischen und symbolischen Erfassung der Geschichte.” In Geschichtsphilosophie nach der Geschichtsphilosophie? Perspektiven der Kulturgeschichte im Ausgang von Heinz Dieter Kittsteiner, ed…

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Past Events


Breaking Models: Data Governance and New Metrics of Knowledge in the Time of the Pandemic


Nach Cassirer. Das Erkenntnisideal der Biologie und seine Wandlungen bis heute


News & Press

Call for Papers for "Breaking Models" workshop (deadline September 24, 2021)