Frank Zenker

affiliated with the university, Dr. habil., Docentur (Associate Professorship), Dr. phil., Master of Arts (M.A.)

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Didactics


  • philosophy of science, argumentation, critical thinking, argument diagramming, statistical inference, theory change, theory reconstruction, conceptual spaces, connceptual knowledge, rhetoric, dialectics


I currently work on the development of reliable debiasing techniques in legal decision making contexts, conduct a conceptual analysis of 'fallacy' across various disciplines, and work on ways of overcoming the replication crisis in the behavioural sciences.

Past projects, on which some work is ever ongoing, have applied Peter Gärdenfors's theory of Conceptual Spaces to theory dynamical processes in the empirical science, and have addressed the reconstruction and evaluation of pro/con argumentation in practical contexts, among others.

Recent research outputs

Yu, S. & Frank Zenker, 2019, In : Informal Logic. 39, 1, p. 32-69 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yu, S. & Frank Zenker, 2018 Dec, In : Argumentation. 32, 4, p. 569-587

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Xiong, M. & Frank Zenker, 2018 Jun, In : Argumentation. 32, 2, p. 197-211

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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