M.Sc. Max Rapp
Phd Student, KWARCie since September 2018
Computer Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg


I am a scientific research assistant at KWARC working on the ALMANAC-project.

In the broadest sense, I try to do practical philosophy by finding “good enough” answers to the foundational theoretical questions of a field to allow practical application.

A bit more concretely, I am currently interested in supplementing statistical AI with techniques from symbolic AI to remedy some of its shortcomings with respect to explainability, principledness and user empowerment.

Yet more concretely, I am trying to contribute to the maturation of argumentation technologies by investigating the theoretical relationships between various argumentation frameworks and providing tools for their implementation.

I obtained my MSc in Logic at the University of Amsterdam. My Master thesis focussed on logics for argumentation, argument based belief and their dynamics. It can be accessed here.

Before that I did undergraduate work in Philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy and obtained an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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