Positions and Education
I have just started as an Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin; 3+3 years) at the Chair of Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Logic of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cologne. I am also an external member of the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Before coming to Cologne I spent time at Universities in Leuven, Berkeley, Konstanz, Munich, Duisburg-Essen, Salzburg, and Boston. 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.
My past, current, and future research focuses 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 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 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 some interests in the history of analytic philosophy, decision theory, metaethics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of logic.
|Talk in Amsterdam (06/’18)||I will present my talk „Ideal Agents, Impossible Evidence, and Evidence One Ought not to Have“ at the next Conference of the European Epistemology Network in Amsterdam.|
|Talk in Cologne (09/’18)||I will present my talk „Ideal Agents, Impossible Evidence, and Evidence One Ought not to Have“ at the 10th International Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP10) in Cologne.|
|New Position (03/’18)||I have just started as an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Logic of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cologne.|
|Talk in Hamburg (11/’18)||I got invited to present a talk at the workshop Knowledge, Belief and Probability. The workshop takes place at the University of Hamburg. (Invited speakers: TBA. Organizers: The Research Group Knowledge and Decision.)|
Workshop in Cologne (09/’18)
|I am (co-)organizing the workshop The Significance of Higher-Order Evidence. It is a satellite-workshop of GAP.10. The workshop is in Cologne. (Invited speakers: K. Dorst, B. Fitelson, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, T. Raleigh, and T. Williamson.) Feel free to participate! You can find the call for submissions and for registration on the workshop’s website.|
Talk in Bochum (07/’18)
|I got invited to present my talk „Ideal Agents, Impossible Evidence, and Evidence One Ought not to Have“ at the Research Colloquium at the Ruhr-University Bochum.|
|Talk & Comment in Bochum (06/’18)||I got invited to the pre-read workshop Epistemology Seminar at the Ruhr-University Bochum. I will present a paper and comment on another paper by Maria Lasonen-Aarnio. It will be a super fun event with many friends and great epistemologists! (Invited speakers: L. Cassell, J. Dutant, AM. A. Eder, B. Fitelson, M. Lasonen-Aarnio, R. Pettigrew, G. Schultheis, J. Spencer, S. Sturgeon. Organizers: P. Brössel, B. Fitelson, I. Lawler, and T. Raleigh.)|
|Talk in Cologne (06/’18)||So happy I got invited to present a paper at the workshop Recent Debates in Formal Epistemology at the CONCEPT in Cologne. (Invited speakers: J. Dutant, R. Pettigrew, AM. A. Eder, C. de Canson, S. Bradley, P. Brössel, L. Rosa. Organizer: L. Rosa.)|
Article in Volume
|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. We had many submissions and have accepted a lot of great papers.|
|Portrait||You can find a portrait of me on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.|