About and News

Positions and Education 

IMG_0206I am Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Chair for Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Logic at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Cologne. Before coming to Cologne, I spent time at Universities in Salzburg, Leuven, Berkeley, Konstanz, Munich, Duisburg-Essen, and Boston. I completed my Ph.D. studies (Philosophy) at the University of Konstanz in 2016, and some years ago I finished my MA studies (Philosophy) at the University of Salzburg.

Research Topics

My past, current, and future research focus on debates in epistemology, general philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy. In epistemology, my research encompasses epistemic disagreement, epistemic pluralism, epistemic normativity, theories of justification, of evidential support and higher-order evidence, and the relationship between logic and reasoning. In the philosophy of science, my research centers on the aims of inquiry, the relationship between confirmation and rationality, and the relationship between explanation and understanding. 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.

Besides epistemology, the philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy, I have interests in the history of analytic philosophy, decision theory, metaethics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of logic.

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


Talk in Erlangen (01/20)

I am excited to have the chance to present my work at the research seminar led by G. Ernst, E. Mayr, and B. Lienemann at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

New Paper in Synthese

My paper „No Commitment to the Truth“ is accepted for publication in Synthese. (Approx. 25 pages)

New Paper in BJPS

My paper „Evidential Probabilities and Credences“ is accepted for publication in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (Approx. 21 pages)

Cologne Summer School in Philosophy (07/’20)

I am (co-)organizing the next Cologne summer school, which is entitled: Cologne Summer School in Philosophy with Thomas Grundmann — The A Priori, Disagreement and Authority.

New Paper in OUP Volume

P. Brössel’s and my paper „Evidence of Evidence as Higher-Order Evidence“ is forthcoming in the OUP Volume Higher-Order Evidence: New EssaysOxford University Press (edited by M. Skipper and A. Steglich-Petersen).

Talk in Innsbruck (10/’19)

I am so excited to be invited to give a talk at the research seminar of the Department of Philosophy (Theological Faculty) at the University of Innsbruck.

Talk in Tilburg (10/’19)

I am happy that I received an invitation to present my work on disagreement and higher-order evidence at the EPS (epistemology and philosophy of science seminar) at Tilburg University.

Talk in Beijing (06/20)

Great news! I’m giving a talk at the Capital Normal University in Beijing. I am so grateful to Jiaming Chen, Stephen Grimm, and Xiao Tan for making this happen.

S.I. of Synthese

Great news! I. Lawler, R. v. Riel, and I have completed the SI on Philosophical Methods (Synthese)! We received super interesting contributions. Our introduction to the SI summarises the results of the contributors: M. Balaguer, G. Brun, M. Cordes, C. Dutilh Novaes, M. Egler, and L. Ross, S. Elgin, E. Kitsik, M. Kusch and R. McKenna, S. Lutz, M. Pinder, D. Sgaravatti, and A. Steinberg.

Article in Volume

I will contribute to the Routledge volume The Epistemology of Group Disagreement. (Editors: A. Carter and F. Broncano-Berrocal.)
Portrait You can find a portrait of me on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.

Header Image

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, impressively beautiful, and diverse.