Axel Mueller earned his Ph.D. from the University of Frankfurt, and specializes in philosophy of language, American pragmatism and general philosophy of natural science. He also has interests in Kant and the history of analytic philosophy. He is the author of the book Referenz und Fallibilismus (DeGruyter, 2001), a study of Hilary Putnam's thought. He has published articles on the normative structure of inductive concepts and on the relations of scientific practice and realism. He is currently working on a series of articles that aim at an extended analysis of the semantic basis of mental content externalism in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, as well as on the manuscript for a book on Pragmatism (Acumen Press).
A longer standing project (within which he has forthcoming work on Quine's and Putnam's views of analyticity) is an investigation of the degree to which contextual elements in referring and scientific practice can disarm underdetermination arguments in the philosophy of science and of language. More recently, he also has been publishing on Jane Addams' pragmatist arguments regarding the foundations of the political obligation to seek cosmopolitan peace. He also enjoys being a resource for students in his function as a University Fulbright Faculty Advisor and Fellowship and Honors Coordinator in the department, as which he welcomes all students with questions in this area.