About and News

Positions and Education 

I am a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Cologne. I enjoy collaborating with other researchers, so in addition to being an external member of the Center for Philosophy, Science, and Policy at the Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona and a board member of the interdisciplinary Center for Language, Information, and Philosophy at the University of Cologne, I am also a member of the DFG (German Research Foundation) network Thinking about Suspension led by Verena Wagner and Alexandra Zinke, and an external member of the DFG Emmy-Noether research group From Perception to Belief and Back Again led by Peter Brössel at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Before my time in Cologne, I spent time at Universities in Salzburg, Leuven, Berkeley, Konstanz, Munich, Duisburg-Essen, and Boston. From April 2022 to March 2023 I was Eleonore-Trefftz Visiting Professor at the TU Dresden. I completed my doctoral studies (Philosophy) at the University of Konstanz and I received my MA (Philosophy) from the University of Salzburg.

Research Topics

My past, current, and future research focuses on debates in epistemology, general philosophy of science, metaphilosophy, and philosophy of logic. In epistemology, my research encompasses epistemic disagreement, epistemic pluralism, epistemic normativity, theories of justification, of evidential support and higher-order evidence, and experts and expertise. In the philosophy of science, my research centers on social aspects of science (e.g., trust in and within science, values in science), the aims of inquiry, the relationship between confirmation and rationality, and interpretations of probabilities. In metaphilosophy, I am mainly interested in methods of conceptual clarification and conceptual engineering, and on the role of formal methods and idealizations in philosophy. And in the philosophy of logic, I investigate the normativity of logic and the role of logical principles for reasoning.

Moreover, I have interests in metaphysics (e.g. social ontology), modern philosophy (e.g. history of epistemology, philosophy of science, and analytic philosophy), philosophy of mind (e.g. doxastic states/attitudes, bounded rationality) and language (e.g. conceptual clarification and engineering), and I can be passionate about discussing issues in (meta)ethics.

You can find some of my papers here, here, and there.


2023Exciting news, Peter Brössel’s, Thomas Grundmann’s and my book proposal for an anthology on The Epistemology of Expert Judgments „has been enthusiastically accepted by Routledge’s editorial board.“ Outstanding, leading experts will contribute chapters to it. More information coming soon!
2022I am now an external member of the Center for Philosophy, Science, and Policy (CPSP) at the Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy. I look forward to the events there and collaborating with Alex Gebharter, Barbara Osimani, and the other members.
2022I’ll contribute to the third edition of the Blackwell Companion to Epistemology (ed. Kurt Sylvan) with an entry on experts and a co-authored entry (with Peter Brössel) on disagreement
2022-2023From April 2022 I’ll have an Eleonore-Trefftz Visiting Professorship at the Department of Philosophy of the TU Dresden for one year. During this time I am on leave from the University of Cologne.
2021I received Kopffrei Funding (University of Cologne) for a 50% relief from teaching in the winter term 2021/22.
2021I am back from parental leave.
Since 2021I am now a member of the DFG (German Research Foundation) Network Thinking About Suspension, which is led by Verena Wagner and Alexandra Zinke
New Paper in OUP Volume„Epistemic Paradise Lost — Saving What We Can with Stable Support“ is going to be published in a super cool volume edited by Nick Hughes on Epistemic Dilemmas (Oxford University Press).
New Paper in Synthese My paper „Explicating the Concept of Epistemic Rationality“ is published in Synthese.
New Paper in Routledge VolumeMy paper „Disagreement in a Group: Aggregation, Respect for Evidence, and Synergy“ is published in the volume The Epistemology of Group DisagreementRoutledge (edited by Fernando Broncano-Berrocal and Adam Carter).
New Paper in SyntheseMy paper „No Commitment to the Truth“ is published in Synthese.
New Paper in BJPS My paper „Evidential Probabilities and Credences“ is published in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

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The picture shows the main plaza of San Ignacio de Velasco in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. San Ignacio is a beautiful, tropical, and vivid city, which is very close to the Brazilian border. Whenever I can, I spend time in Santa Cruz, where I have a huge, wonderful family, and where nature is relaxing and impressively beautiful.