I'm a postdoctoral research fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin. My main research interests concern issues in moral philosophy, metaethics, the theories of
reasons and rationality, and other normative questions in philosophy.
I studied philosophy, early modern and modern German literature, and cultural studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin (M.A. 2007), where I also received my doctorate in philosophy (2014). My dissertation examined the normativity of rationality (published 2017 by Oxford University Press, awarded with the Humboldt Prize 2014 and the Stegmüller Prize 2018). I was a visiting student at the University of Nottingham (2003-2004), as well as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2009-2010) and the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires (2011). I worked as a lecturer and research assistant at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2009-15), as a research associate at the Australian National University in Canberra (2014), and as a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg (2016-17). In 2015, I received a research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for my current research project "Principles of the Deliberative Ought".
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1. The Normativity of Rationality, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2017).
3. “You Ought to Φ Only If You May Believe that You Ought to Φ”, The Philosophical Quarterly 66 (265): 760-782, 2016.
4. “Instrumental Normativity: In Defense of the Transmission Principle”, Ethics 125 (4): 921-946, 2015. (Original Article)
5. “A Dilemma for Parfit’s Conception of Normativity”, Analysis 72 (3): 466-474, 2012. (, Preprint)
See Publications for full list.
1. “Is There a Liberal Principle of Instrumental Transmission?” (with Jan Gertken), article manuscript (PDF Download).
2. "Practical Conflicts as a Problem for Epistemic Reductionism about Reasons" (with Jan Gertken), article manuscript (under revision).
3. "Are Epistemic Reasons Normative?" (in preparation).
4. "Why There is No Such Thing As a Motivating Reason" (in preparation).
5. "The Myth of Political Authority" (in preparation)