Markus F. Peschl

Markus F. Peschl ( born April 1, 1965 in Vienna) is an Austrian philosopher and philosopher of science.


After Markus F. Peschl had 1983 Matura stored, he studied from 1983 to 1987 computer science, psychology and philosophy. In 1986, he completed his studies at the Vienna University of Technology as a graduate engineer in computer science. After that, he was for a time as a research assistant at the Technical University of Vienna, worked and wrote his dissertation. In 1989 he was then at the Technical University of Vienna Dr. techn. PhD in computer science.

He then worked as a research assistant at the University of Vienna until 1991, and also later from 1995 to 1996 again. From 1992 to 1994, Peschl post-doc at the University of California at San Diego.

1996 Peschl habilitated at the University of Vienna with a thesis on " philosophy of science and cognitive science" and became a lecturer.

Since 1997 he is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Vienna. He is also a visiting professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Danube University Krems.

Peschl is married and the father of two sons.


Peschls focuses, inter alia, the theory of knowledge and cognition, theoretical foundations of knowledge, knowledge creation, knowledge representation and knowledge transfer / Recruiting in teaching and learning, organizational learning, presencing / U -theory, (radical ) innovation and knowledge management, giftedness, personality development, and the question of " how the new comes into the world ." In this context he has developed in collaboration with Thomas Fundneider the concepts of Emergent Innovation and Enabling Space.


  • Award for innovative teaching methods at the University of Vienna, for the Internet Seminar Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Science (2001)
  • Award for innovative teaching methods at the University of Vienna, for his seminar of philosophy of science and e -Learning ( 2002)

Publications (selection)

  • Peschl, M. F. and T. Fundneider (2008). Emergent Innovation and Sustainable Knowledge Co-creation. A Socio- Epistemological Approach to "Innovation from within ". In M.D. Lytras, J. M. Carroll, E. Damiani et al. (Eds.), The Open Knowledge Society: A Computer Science and Information Systems Manifesto, pp. 101-108. New York, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Peschl, M. F. and A. Batthyány (Eds. ) (2008 ). Spirit as the cause. Mental Causation in interdisciplinary discourse. Würzburg: Königshausen and Neumann, 275pp.
  • Peschl, M. F. (2007). Triple - loop learning as foundation for profound change, individual cultivation, and radical innovation. Construction processes beyond scientific and rational knowledge. Constructivist Foundations 2 (2-3), 136-145.
  • Peschl, M. F. (2007). Enabling Spaces epistemological foundations of facilitating innovation and knowledge creation. In N. Gronau ( Ed. ), Professional Knowledge Management. Experiences and visions, pp. 362-372. Berlin: GITO.
  • Peschl, M. F. (2006). Socio- Epistemological Engineering: Epistemological issues in mobile learning technologies. Theoretical foundations and visions for enabling mobile learning labs. In Nyiri K. ( Ed. ), Mobile understanding. The epistemology of ubiquitous communication, pp. 145-157. Vienna: passages.
  • M. F. Peschl (2005, Ed. ), The role of the soul in cognitive science and neuroscience. Looking for the substrate of the soul, Würzburg: Königshausen and Neumann.
  • Peschl, M. F. (2003). Structures and diversity in everyday knowledge. From reality to cognition and back. In J. Gadner et al. (Eds.), Organising Knowledge. Methods and case studies, pp.. 3-27. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Peschl, M. F. (2001). Constructivism, cognition, and science. An Investigation of its links and possible short comings. Foundations of Science 6 ( 1), 125-161.
  • Cognitive modeling. A contribution to cognitive science from the perspective of constructivism and connectionism, Wiesbaden, 1990, Dt. University Press, ISBN 3-8244-2014-7
  • Forms of constructivism in discussion. Materials to the "Eight Lectures on constructive realism", Vienna 1991, WCT -Verlag, ISBN 3-85114-057-5
  • Representation and construction. Cognitive and neuroinformatic concepts as the basis of a naturalized epistemology and philosophy of science, Braunschweig / Wiesbaden, 1994, Vieweg, ISBN 3-528-06651-2