Peter Bieri (author)

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Peter Bieri
Born 23 June 1944 (1944-06-23) (age 72)
Pen name Pascal Mercier
Nationality Swiss

Peter Bieri (born 23 June 1944), better known by his pseudonym, Pascal Mercier, is a Swiss writer and philosopher.

Academic background[edit]

Bieri studied philosophy, English studies and Indian studies in both London and Heidelberg. From there he was awarded a doctoral degree by Dieter Henrich and Ernst Tugendhat for his work on the philosophy of time. After the conferral of his doctorate, Bieri worked as a scientific assistant at the Philosophical Seminar at University of Heidelberg.[1]

Bieri co-founded the research unit "Cognition and Brain" at the German Research Foundation.[2] The focuses of his research were the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. From 1990 through 1993, he was a professor of the history of philosophy at the University of Marburg; from 1993 he taught philosophy at the Free University of Berlin while holding the chair of analytic philosophy, succeeding his mentor, Ernst Tugendhat.[3]



  1. ^ Bieri's CV
  2. ^ ZiF workshops
  3. ^ Free University, Philosophy Department