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Ralf Muller was born on June 1, 1965 in Mainz (Germany). After completing his studies of philosophy, history, German and mathematics in Mainz with an M.A. thesis on a discussion of Prior's and Thomason's indeterministic tense logic he received grants from the German academic exchange service (DAAD) and the state of Rheinland-Pfalz to spend two years as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University, following an invitation by John Perry. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Mainz where he also taught from 1995 to 1997. His thesis Die dynamische Logik des Erkennens von Charles S. Peirce in which Peirce's semiotic theory of cognition is brought into dialogue with contemporary cognitive science appeared 1999 with Königshausen&Neumann. He has published several articles and presented numerous papers on Peirce's philosophy of mind and philosophy of logic. Most recently appeared The Logic of Destiny, a first attempt to analyze Peirce's late theory of necessity in the "Papers of the 22nd Wittgenstein Symposium", forthcoming is Interpretation of Modality: Epistemic Logic and Peirce's Logic of Ignorance in the Festschrift for his mentor Thomas M. Seebohm, ed. by O.Wiegand and R.Dostal, Dordrecht: Kluwer. Since 1997 he is Assistant Professor at Fordham University and is in the process of editing a volume of Peirce's papers on Existential Graphs in collaboration with the Peirce Edition Project. To enable him to work with the original manuscripts for this purpose he has just received the Joan Nordell Fellowship from Houghton Library (Harvard University).