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  

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I 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

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 give a talk 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, D. Wiens, & TBA. Organizer: K. Easwaran)

Workshop

I am (co-)organizing the workshop The Significance of Higher-Order Evidence. It is a satellite-workshop of GAP10. The workshop is taking place in Cologne in September 2018. (Invited speakers: D. Christensen, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, and T. Williamson.) We will announce a call for presentations in the next couple of months.

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, K. Kappel, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, J. Pryor, M. Titelbaum, D. Whiting, T. Williamson,  A. Worsnip. Editors: M. Skipper Rasmussen & A. Steglich-Petersen.)

Talk

I got invited to present my paper “No Commitment to the Truth” at the workshop Knowing – Understanding – Explaining in Dresden in November 2017. (Invited speakers: S. Bernecker, AM. A. Eder, T. Grundmann, F. Hofmann, J. Horvath, C. Jäger, C. Kelp, D. Koppelberg, T. Kraft, I. Lawler, P. Schmechtig. Organizer: P. Schmechtig.)
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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