MonographsJournal articlesEditionsChaptersProceedings


Hajo Greif: Environments of Intelligence. From Natural Information to Artificial Interaction. London: Routledge, 2017 (revised and edited book publication of habilitation thesis, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: Wer spricht im Parlament der Dinge? Über die Idee einer nicht-menschlichen Handlungsfähigkeit. Paderborn: mentis 2005 (book publication of doctoral thesis, in German, English Abstract | sample: chapters 2-4 | link to publisher’s page).  

Journal articles with peer review

Hajo Greif: “Analogue Models and Universal Machines. Paradigms of Epistemic Transparency in Artificial Intelligence”. Minds & Machines, online first, 2022. Special Issue “Machine Learning: Prediction Without Explanation?”, edited by Florian Boge, Paul Grünke, and Rafaela Hillerbrand. Open Access. doi:10.1007/s11023-022-09596-9

Hajo Greif: “Likeness-Making and the Evolution of Cognition”. Biology & Philosophy, 37, 2022: Article 1. doi:10.1007/s10539-021-09830-1 (full text, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: “Adaptation and its Analogues: Biological Categories for Biosemantics”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 90, 2021: 298-307. doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.10.016 (full text, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: “Exploring Minds: Modes of Modelling and Simulation in Artificial Intelligence”. Perspectives on Science, 29.4, 2021: 409-435. Special Issue “Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modelling in Science”, edited by Axel Gelfert, Grant Fisher, and Friedrich Steinle. doi:10.1162/posc_a_00377 (preprint of earlier version freely available at PhilSci Archive.)

Hajo Greif: “Darwinian Dialectics”. Science and Education, 29, 2020: 479-482. doi: 10.1007/s11191-020-00106-w (full text, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: “Affording Illusions? Natural Information and the Problem of Misperception”. Avant. Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, 10.3, 2019: 1-21, Online first 22 December, 2019. doi: 10.26913/avant.2019.03.19 (full text, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: “What is the Extension of the Extended Mind?” Synthese, 194.11, 2017: 4311-4336, Online First 2015. Special Issue “Cognition”, edited by Cameron Buckner and Ellen Fridland. doi:10.1007/s11229-015-0799-9 (full text, Open Access).

Hajo Greif: “The Darwinian Tension: Romantic Science and the Causal Laws of Nature.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 53, 2015: 53-61 (post-embargo e-print available at PhilSci Archive).

Hajo Greif, Arno Bammé, Wilhelm Berger and Matthias Werner: “Die Natürlichkeit künstlicher Intelligenzen und Umwelten.” Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis, 20 (1), 2011: 26-32 (in German, full text, Open Access).

Matthias Werner and Hajo Greif: “Calculating the Unknown. Rationalities of Operational Risk in Financial Institutions.” tripleC, 8 (2), 2010: 237-250 (Special Issue on Capitalist Crisis, Communication & Culture; publication of results of “Risk and Precaution…” research project; full text, Open Access).

Kai-Uwe Bux and Hajo Greif:  “Ja, Der Da hat es gesagt. Über den dekonstruktiven Umgang mit Texten.” Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 50 (1), 2002: 17-34 (in German, manuscript version here).


Hajo Greif and Martin Weiß (eds): Ethics – Society – Politics. Proceedings of the 35th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013.

Hajo Greif  and Matthias Werner (eds): Vernetzung als soziales und technisches Paradigma. Wiesbaden: VS Research, 2012 (in German, sample: Introduction | link to publisher’s page). In this volume by the same authors: “Einleitung: Zur Analyse sozialer und technischer Vernetzung”, pp. 11-26; by Hajo Greif: “Wie denkt eine intelligente Umwelt? Modelle adaptiven Verhaltens in der Ambient Intelligence”, pp. 207-232.

Hajo Greif , Larissa Hjorth, Amparo Lasén and Claire Lobet-Maris (eds): Cultures of Participation: Media Practices, Politics and Literacy. Frankfurt/Berlin: Peter Lang, 2011 (link to publisher’s page). In this volume by Hajo Greif and Matthias Werner: “From Information to Broadband Society, Whence and Whither?”, pp. 35-48.

Hajo Greif, Oana Mitrea and Matthias Werner (eds): Information und Gesellschaft. Technologien einer sozialen Beziehung. Wiesbaden: VS Research, 2008 (in German, preview at | link to publisher’s page). In this volume by the same authors: “Einleitung”, pp. 11-19; “Information und technologische Handlungsfähigkeit”, pp. 49-71.

Book Chapters

Hajo Greif: “Modellierung und Simulation in der Künstlichen Intelligenz”. In: Klaus Mainzer (ed.): Philosophisches Handbuch Künstliche Intelligenz. Berlin: Springer, 2019.

Hajo Greif: “Die Logik der Wissenschaft, die Höhle des Metaphysikers und die Leitern der Philosophie. Kurzes Portrait einer schwierigen Beziehung.” In: Diana Lengersdorf and Matthias Wieser (eds): Schlüsselwerke der Science & Technology Studies. Wiesbaden:  Springer VS, 2014, pp. 23-38 (in German, SpringerLink).

Hajo Greif:  “Erweiterte Phänotypen und Erweiterungen des Geistes. Die Rollen der Umwelt in der KI-Forschung.” In: Arno Bammé (ed.): Life Sciences. Die Neukonstruktion des Menschen. Munich/Vienna: Profil, 2011, pp. 145-165 (in German).

Hajo Greif, Oana Mitrea and Matthias Werner: “Usability vs. Functionality? Mobile Broadband Technologies and User Agency.” In: Leopoldina Fortunati, Jane Vincent, Julian Gebhardt, Andraž Petrovčič, Olga Vershinskaya (eds): Interacting with Broadband Society. Frankfurt/Berlin: Peter Lang, 2010, pp. 73-92 (publication of results of “Mobile Broadband…” research project).

Hajo Greif: “Vom Nachahmungsspieler zum Handlungsträger: Formen maschineller Intelligenz.” In:  Günter Getzinger and Wilhelm Berger (eds): Das Tätigsein der Dinge. Beiträge zur Handlungsträgerschaft von Technik. Munich/Vienna: Profil, 2009, pp. 187-207 (in German, preview).

Hajo Greif: “Vom Verschwinden der Theorie in der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie.” In: Martin Voss, Birgit Peuker (eds): Verschwindet die Natur? Die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie in der umweltsoziologischen Diskussion. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2006, pp. 53-69 (in German).

Hajo Greif: “Dawkins and Latour. A Tale of Two Unlikely Fellows.” In: Arno Bammé et al. (eds): Yearbook 2005 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society. Munich/Vienna: Profil, 2005, pp. 99-124 (full text).

Hajo Greif: “Versuche, die Welt zurückzugewinnen. Die Kontroverse über die ‘Handlungsfähigkeit der Dinge’ in den Science and Technology Studies.” In: Claus Zittel  (ed.): Wissen und soziale Konstruktion in Geschichte, Kultur und Wissenschaft.  Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Sozialkonstruktivismus. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 2002, pp. 27-45 (in German, manuscript version here, English summary here).

Conference proceedings with peer review

Paweł Stacewicz and Hajo Greif: “Concepts as Decision Functions. The Issue of Epistemic Opacity of Conceptual Representations in Artificial Computing Systems”. Procedia Computer Science 192, 2021: 4120–4127. doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2021.09.187

Hajo Greif. “‘The action of the brain’. Machine models and adaptive functions in Turing and Ashby”. In: Vincent C. Müller (ed): Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017. Cham: Springer, 2018, pp.24-35.

Hajo Greif: “Perceptual Illusions, Misperceptions, and the Empirical Strategy”. In: Danièlle Moyal-Sharrock, Annalisa Coliva, Volker Munz (eds): Mind, Language and Action. Papers of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2013, pp. 163-165.

Hajo Greif: “Laws of Form and the Force of Function: Variations on the Turing Test”. In: Vincent C. Müller and Aladdin Ayesh (eds): Revisiting Turing and His Test: Comprehensiveness, Qualia, and the Real World. AISB/IACAP World Congress, Birmingham. Hove: AISB, 2012, pp. 60-64.

Hajo Greif: “Thinking with the Environment. Language, Pictures and Other Guides for the Extended Mind.” In: Richard Heinrich, Elisabeth Nemeth, Wolfram Pichler (eds): Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts. Papers of the 33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2010, pp. 110-112.

Hajo Greif: “Universal Machines and Partial Isomorphisms. Models of Intelligence in Turing’s Imitation Game.” Extended abstract in: Klaus Mainzer (ed.): ECAP10. VIII European Conference on Computing and Philosophy. Munich: Dr. Hut, 2010, pp. 134-138.

Hajo Greif: “On the Role of Self-Organisation as a Model for Networked Systems.” In: Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos and Karin Anja Hummel (eds): IWSOS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5918. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2009, pp. 256-261 (preprint).

Hajo Greif: “On the Very Idea of an Information Society.” In: Herbert Hrachovec, Alois Pichler, Joseph Wang (eds):  Philosophy of the Information Society. Papers of the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2007, pp. 75-77.

Hajo Greif: “Doing Well in the Imitation Game. Cases Pro and Contra Artificial Intelligence Reconsidered.” In: Colin Schmidt (ed.): Proceedings from Computers and Philosophy, an International Conference, 3-5 May 2006, Laval, France. London: European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD), 2006, pp. 308-321.

Hajo Greif: “Bedeutung ohne Absicht.” In: Johann C. Marek and Maria E. Reicher (eds): Experience and Analysis. Papers of the 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel: ALWS, 2004, pp. 125-127 (in German, expanded and revised English version here).