I'm a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
My research interests include moral philosophy, the foundations of normativity, and the philosophy of the social sciences.

Prior to pursuing my Ph.D., I received an M.A. in Philosophy from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and a B.A. in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth.


Journal Articles

2021 Normative Models and Their Success (with Lukas Beck)
Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 51(2), 123-150. (link to paper)

Other Publications

2017 Against the Unrestricted Applicability of Disjunction Elimination
Rerum Causae, 9 (2): 92-111.

Working Papers

  • Defining Interstate Cooperation: A Re-Primer (with Moritz Gräfrath)
  • Do You Believe in Deep Down? On Two Different Notions of Personal Values (with Lukas Beck)


Intentions in Philosophy and International Politics (with Moritz Gräfrath)

winter semester 2019/20 at the university of bayreuth

This seminar explores the concept of intentions and their significance in contemporary debates within both philosophy and international relations. In this interdisciplinary course, students first engage the philosophical foundations of intentions, focusing especially on ...their relation to actions and the question of whether groups can have intentions. Then, the course illuminates the central role of intentions in the study of international politics by exploring questions such as: how do states assess the intentions of their peers? Can they discern them with confidence? And what do the answers to these questions imply about the prospects for sustained cooperation in the international arena? In this way, the seminar achieves two things. First, students acquire insights into core philosophical disciplines such as theory of action and philosophy of mind as well as into the field of international relations theory. Second, students discover how debates within philosophy can crucially inform research in the social sciences.


Nature Kindergartens
by Sozialkraftwerk and LivingCircles