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Dr Margot Strohminger Name: Dr Margot Strohminger
Lecturer (Philosophy)
+613 9230 8574
Organisational Area
Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
National School of Philosophy
Building(Bldg.460 - 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 6-Room6.12
Biographical Information

Dr Margot Strohminger is Lecturer at ACU's School of Philosophy. She moved to ACU from the University of Oxford, where she was Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy and Junior Research Fellow at St Cross College (2018-20). Before that she held postdoctoral fellowships at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp (2014-16), followed by the University of Salzburg (2016-17), and the Humboldt University of Berlin (2017-18). She obtained her PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2014, where she was a member of the Arché Research Centre. While her research expertise lies largely in epistemology and the philosophy of mind, they also touch on issues in philosophical methodology, aesthetics and the philosophy of science. Topics of special interest include modal knowledge, the nature of the imagination and thought experiments.


"Are We Free to Imagine What We Choose?" (with Daniel Munro), Synthese 199 (2021) (SI: Imagination and Its Limits), 11847-64

"Two Ways of Imagining Galileo's Experiment", in Christopher Badura and Amy Kind (eds.), Epistemic Uses of Imagination (2021), 202-17, Routledge

"Knowledge of Objective Modality" (with Juhani Yli-Vakkuri), Philosophical Studies 176 (2019): 1155-75

"Moderate Modal Skepticism" (with Juhani Yli-Vakkuri), in Matthew A. Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz (eds.),, Knowledge, Belief, and God (2018), 302-21, Oxford University Press

"The Epistemology of Modality" (with Juhani Yli-Vakkuri), Analysis 77 (2017): 825-38

"Perceptual Knowledge of Nonactual Possibilities", Philosophical Perspectives 29 (2015): 363-75

"Modal Humeanism and Arguments from Possibility", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 113 (2013): 391-401


Epistemology, philosophy of mind

Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
  • Australasian Association of Philosophy

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