About and News

I had big plans as a child. I wanted to become a prima ballerina assoluta and the best president of Bolivia. Look what I have become!

Positions and Education  

IMG_0206I am a Schrödinger Fellow at Northeastern University, Boston, where I work on higher-order evidence in collaboration with Branden Fitelson. I am also an external member of the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again led by Peter Brössel at the Ruhr University Bochum. Before coming to Boston I spent time at Universities in Leuven, Berkeley, Konstanz, Munich, Duisburg-Essen, and Salzburg. I completed my PhD 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 research focuses on topics in epistemology, the philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy. In epistemology my research encompasses epistemic disagreement, epistemic normativity, epistemic pluralism, theories of justification, of evidential support, and of 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, between explanation and understanding, and on social aspects of scientific practice. 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 some interests in the history of analytic philosophy, decision theory, metaethics, and philosophical logic.

Some of my papers can be found here and there.

News

Workshop

I am (co-)organizing the workshop The Significance of Higher-Order Evidence. It is a satellite-workshop of GAP.10. The workshop takes place in Cologne in September 2018. (Invited speakers: K. Dorst, B. Fitelson, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, T. Raleigh, and T. Williamson.) You can find the call for submissions on the workshop’s website.

Talk & Comment

I got invited to the workshop Epistemology Seminar, which takes place at the Ruhr-University Bochum in June 2018. I will present my paper „Evidence of Evidence and Higher-Order Evidence“ and comment on a paper by Maria Lasonen-Aarnio. (Invited speakers: L. Cassell, J. Dutant, AM. A. Eder, B. Fitelson, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, R. Pettigrew, G. Schultheis, J. Spencer, S. Sturgeon. Organizer: P. Brössel, B. Fitelson, I. Lawler, and T. Raleigh)

Talk

I got invited to present my paper „Evidence of Evidence and Higher-Order Evidence“ at the workshop Recent Debates in Formal Epistemology, at the CONCEPT, in Cologne in June 2018. (Invited speakers: TBA. Organizer: L. Rosa)

Talk

I got invited to present my talk „Epistemology without Ideal Agents“ at the symposium Ideal and Non-Ideal in Epistemology and Political Theory at the APA Pacific Division in San Diego in March/April 2018. (Invited speakers: AM. A. Eder and D. Wiens. Commentator: N. Ballantyne. Organizer: K. Easwaran)

Article in Book

I got invited to contribute to the OUP volume Higher-Order Evidence: New Essays. (Contributions by: D. Christensen, K. Dorst, AM. A. Eder, D. Greco, S. Horowitz, K. Kappel, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, R. Neta, J. Pryor, M. Titelbaum, D. Whiting, T. Williamson,  A. Worsnip. Editors: M. Skipper Rasmussen & A. Steglich-Petersen.)
Special Issue I am (co-)editing the special issue Philosophical Methods with Synthese.
Portrait You can find a portrait of me on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.
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