About and News

Positions and Education  

iu8h0057_1I am a Schrödinger Fellow at Northeastern University, Boston, where I work on higher-order evidence in collaboration with Branden Fitelson. 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, and 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 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

Talk

I got invited to give a talk at the symposium on Sarah Moss’s book Probabilistic Knowledge in Hamburg in August 2017.

Article in Book

I got invited to contribute to the volume Higher-Order Evidence: New Essays. (Editors: M. Skipper Rasmussen & A. Steglich-Petersen. Contributions by: D. Christensen, K. Dorst, D. Greco, K. Kappel, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, J. Pryor, M. Titelbaum, D. Whiting, T. Williamson,  A. Worsnip.)

Workshop

I am (co-)organizing the workshop Experience and Updating at the Ruhr-University Bochum in July 2017. (Invited speakers: C. Campbell-Moore, D. Gallow, A. Mahtani, L. Moretti, J. Pryor, W. Schwarz.)

Talk

I am presenting my talk „Getting Rid of Ideal Agents“ at the ECAP9 in Munich in August 2017.

Workshop

I am (co-)organizing the workshop Perception and Justified Belief at the Ruhr-University Bochum in June 2017. (Invited speakers: J. Briesen, K. Farkas, J. Pryor, S. Siegel.)

Talk

I got invited to present my talk „No Commitment to the Truth“ at the conference Epistemic Rationality: Conceptions and Challenges in Barcelona in September 2017. (Invited speakers: M. Bishop, D. Christensen, AM. A. Eder, G. Gigerenzer, A. Goldman, A. Hajek, S. Hartmann, R. Hogarth, T. Kelly, H. Leitgeb, M. Schoenfield, H. Siegel, I. v. Rooij, A. Wallin, T. Williamson.)

Talk

I got invited to present at the workshop Epistemic Dynamics of Disagreement in Cologne in October 2017. (Invited speakers: TBA.)

Talk

I got invited to present at the workshop Knowing – Understanding – Explaining in Dresden in November 2017. (Invited speakers: TBA.)
Special Issue I am (co-)editing the special issue Philosophical Methods with Synthese.
Research Group Starting May 2017, I’ll be an external member of the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception to Belief and Back Again.
Portrait You can find a portrait of me on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.