Welcome

At the graduation ceremony of Faculty IV (2018)

Welcome to my homepage. I am a teaching associate and doctoral researcher at the University of Oldenburg as well as a research associate in the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG), where I am concerned with fundamental questions of distributive justice between normative theory and empirical social research, focussing especially on need-based justice.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Politics, Economics, and Philosophy in the winter term 2013/2014 with a thesis on Friedrich Nietzsche’s problematisation of language and truth in his writing On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense, supervised by Johann Kreuzer and Ingo Elbe. The master’s degree in Philosophy followed in the winter term 2016/2017 with a thesis on monotonicity and sensitivity as desiderata for measures of need-based justice, supervised by Mark Siebel and Arne Robert Weiß.

With members of the Institute of Philosophy (2019)

Areas of Specialisation: Experimental Philosophy, Empirical Ethics, Philosophy of Need

Areas of Competence: Moral Psychology, Distributive Justice, Epistemology, Friedrich Nietzsche

Research

Publications

Contributions to Journals

    1. Bauer, Alexander Max (2017): »Axiomatic Foundations for Metrics of Distributive Justice Shown by the Example of Needs-Based Justice«. »forsch!« – Studentisches Online-Journal der Universität Oldenburg 3 (1), pp. 43-60. (Link)
    2. Bauer, Alexander Max (2017): »Axiomatische Überlegungen zu Grundlagen für Maße der Verteilungsgerechtigkeit am Beispiel von Bedarfsgerechtigkeit«. »forsch!« – Studentisches Online-Journal der Universität Oldenburg 3 (1), pp. 23-42. (Link)
    3. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2016): »Über die Frage, ob wir uns dazu entscheiden können, etwas zu glauben – Wider eines idealisierten Verständnisses des doxastischen Voluntarismus«. »forsch!« – Studentisches Online-Journal der Universität Oldenburg 2 (2), pp. 10-21. (peer-reviewed) (Link)

Edited Volumes

    1. Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (eds.) (2021): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2019/2020. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. (forthcoming) (Link)
    2. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (eds.) (2020): Empirical Research and Normative Theory – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Two Methodical Traditions Between Separation and Interdependence. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. (forthcoming) (Link)
    3. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (eds.) (2019): Philosophie zwischen Sein und Sollen – Normative Theorie und empirische Forschung im Spannungsfeld. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. (Link)
    4. Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (eds.) (2019): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2017/2018. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. (Link)

Contributions to Edited Volumes

    1. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2020): »Two Worlds on the Brink of Colliding – On the Relationship Between Empirical Research and Normative Theory«. In: id. (eds.): Empirical Research and Normative Theory – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Two Methodical Traditions Between Separation and Interdependence. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 11-33. (forthcoming)
    2. Bauer, Alexander Max (2019): »Zur Grundlegung empirisch informierter Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Zwei Desiderata zwischen normativer Theorie, formaler Modellierung und empirischer Sozialforschung«. In: Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (eds.): Philosophie zwischen Sein und Sollen – Normative Theorie und empirische Forschung im Spannungsfeld. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 179-220. (Link)
    3. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2019): »Zwei Welten am Rande der Kollision – Zum Verhältnis von empirischer Forschung und normativer Theorie, insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund der Ethik«. In: id. (eds.): Philosophie zwischen Sein und Sollen – Normative Theorie und empirische Forschung im Spannungsfeld. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 13-37. (Link)
    4. Bauer, Alexander Max (2019): »›Wahrheit ist, was uns verbindet‹ – Den Absolventinnen und Absolventen der Fakultät IV zum Geleit«. In: Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (eds.): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2017/2018. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. pp. 353-357. (Link)
    5. Bauer, Alexander Max (2019): »Gerechtigkeit und Bedürfnis – Perspektiven auf den Begriff des ›Bedürfnisses‹ vor dem Hintergrund der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit«. In: Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (eds.): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2017/2018. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. pp. 285-327.(Link)

Prefaces, Epilogues, and Introductions

    1. Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (2021): »Vorwort«. In: id. (eds.): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2019/2020. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. (forthcoming)
    2. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2020): »Epilogue – On Doxa and Aletheia«. In: id. (eds.): Empirical Research and Normative Theory – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Two Methodical Traditions Between Separation and Interdependence. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 337-342. (forthcoming)
    3. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2020): »Introduction«. In: id. (eds.): Empirical Research and Normative Theory – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Two Methodical Traditions Between Separation and Interdependence. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 1-10. (forthcoming)
    4. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2020): »Preface«. In: id. (eds.): Empirical Research and Normative Theory – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Two Methodical Traditions Between Separation and Interdependence. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. VII-VIII. (forthcoming)
    5. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2019): »Epilog – Zwischen doxa und aletheia«. In: id. (eds.): Philosophie zwischen Sein und Sollen – Normative Theorie und empirische Forschung im Spannungsfeld. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 221-225. (Link)
    6. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2019): »Einleitung«. In: id. (eds.): Philosophie zwischen Sein und Sollen – Normative Theorie und empirische Forschung im Spannungsfeld. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 1-11. (Link)
    7. Bauer, Alexander Max and Meyerhuber, Malte Ingo (2019): »Vorwort«. In: id. (eds.): Philosophie zwischen Sein und Sollen – Normative Theorie und empirische Forschung im Spannungsfeld. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. pp. XI-XII. (Link)
    8. Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (2019): »Vorwort«. In: id. (eds.): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2017/2018. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. p. 5. (Link)

Abstracts and Reviews

    1. Bauer, Alexander Max (2021): »Babylonische Befindlichkeiten – Eine Rezension zu Hans-Helmuth Bruns’ ›Babel in Deutschland‹«. In: Bauer, Alexander Max and Baratella, Nils (eds.): Oldenburger Jahrbuch für Philosophie 2019/2020. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. (forthcoming)
    2. Bauer, Alexander Max (2019): »Christian Neuhäuser – Reichtum als moralisches Problem«. Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie 2 (2), pp. 381-385. (peer-reviewed) (Link)
    3. Bauer, Alexander Max (2016): »Empirisch informierte Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Zwischen normativer Theorie, mathematischer Formalisierung und empirischer Sozialforschung«. In: Haberstroh, Susanne and Petersen, Susanne (eds.): forschen@studium – Tagungsband. Oldenburg: Behrens Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 18. (Link)

Working Papers

    1. Bauer, Alexander Max (2018): »Sated but Thirsty – Towards a Multidimensional Measure of Need-Based Justice«. FOR 2104 Discussion Paper 2018-03. (Link)
    2. Bauer, Alexander Max (2018): »Monotonie und Monotoniesensitivität als Desiderata für Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Zu zwei Aspekten der Grundlegung empirisch informierter Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit zwischen normativer Theorie, formaler Modellierung und empirischer Sozialforschung«. FOR 2104 Discussion Paper 2018-01. (Link)
    3. Weiß, Arne Robert; Bauer, Alexander Max, and Traub, Stefan (2017): »Needs as Reference Points – When Marginal Gains to the Poor do not Matter«. FOR 2104 Discussion Paper 2017-13. (Link)
    4. Traub, Stefan; Bauer, Alexander Max; Siebel, Mark; Springhorn, Nils, and Weiß, Arne Robert (2017): »On the Measurement of Need-Based Justice«. FOR 2104 Discussion Paper 2017-12. (Link)

Talks and Presentations

    1. Valides Werkzeug oder bloßes Rechenspiel? Zur moralischen Aussagekraft von Gedankenexperimenten (October 2020; talk at the 8th Conference for Practical Philosophy at University of Salzburg) (forthcoming)
    2. Need and Responsibility – Experimental Philosophy Investigating Questions of Distributive Justice (September 2020; talk at the 25th Congress of the German Society for Philosophy at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) (forthcoming)
    3. Need and Responsibility – Experimental Philosophy on Questions of Distributive Justice (June 2020; talk at the 1st European Experimental Philosophy Conference at Charles University in Prague; conference moved online due to coronavirus pandemic) (forthcoming)
    4. Need and Responsibility – Experimental Philosophy on Questions of Distributive Justice (talk accepted for the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics in July 2020; conference got canceled due to coronavirus pandemic)
    5. Need and Responsibility – Experimental Philosophy on Questions of Distributive Justice (May 2020; talk at the 20th International Conference on Moral and Political Philosophy at Universitat de les Illes Balears) (forthcoming)
    6. Types of Need – Investigating the Role of Sickening, Undignifying, and Exclusionary Shortcomings (February 14, 2020; talk at the meeting of the academic assistants of the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Jacobs University Bremen)
    7. Need and Responsibility (February 12, 2020; talk at the annual meeting of the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Jacobs University Bremen)
    8. Modern Day Ethics Between Empirical Research and Normative Theory (June 16, 2019; talk at the Swedish Congress of Philosophy (Filosofidagarna) at Umeå Universitet)
    9. Experiments on Needs-Based Justice – When Marginal Gains to the Poor do not Matter (April 5, 2019; talk at the 12th Annual University at Albany Philosophical Association Graduate Conference »Rage Against the Armchair« at University at Albany, The State University of New York; commented by Sydney Faught)
    10. Empirisch informierte Indizes der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Zu dem Versuch, Bedarfsgerechtigkeit zwischen normativer Theorie, mathematischer Formalisierung und empirischer Sozialforschung zu operationalisieren (December 8, 2018; talk at the 10th Doctoral Student’s Symposium of the Austrian Philosophical Society (ÖGP) at University of Klagenfurt
    11. What Makes a Theory of Justice »Empirically Informed«? On the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Integrating Empirical Research Into Normative Theory (November 22, 2018; talk at the workshop of the academic assistants of the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Bremen)
    12. Positive Psychologie zwischen empirischer Forschung und normativer Theorie (May 5, 2018; talk at the 3rd conference of the German Society for Positive Psychological Research (DGPPF) at Ruhr University Bochum; together with Malte Ingo Meyerhuber)
    13. »Wahrheit ist, was uns verbindet« (February 16, 2018; address at the graduation ceremony of Faculty IV at University of Oldenburg)
    14. Comparative and Non-Comparative Justice – An Experimental Investigation in the Domain of Needs-Based Justice (December 14, 2017; talk at the workshop of the academic assistants of the research group »Need-Based Jus- tice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at University of Oldenburg; together with Nils Springhorn)
    15. Empirische interkulturelle Forschung zur Evaluation von Bedarfsgerechtigkeit vor dem Hintergrund von sozialisationsbedingten Verzerrungen (December 14, 2017; talk at the workshop of the academic assistants of the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at University of Oldenburg)
    16. Mind the Gap – Zur Vermittlung von normativer Theorie und empirischer Forschung (December 8, 2017; talk at the Karl Jaspers Society in Oldenburg; together with Malte Ingo Meyerhuber)
    17. Empirische Forschung und normative Theorie – Eine Problembestimmung (October 28, 2017; talk at the summer school »Empirical Research and Normative Theory« at the »Oldenburg School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities 2017« of the Graduate School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (3GO) at University of Oldenburg; together with Malte Ingo Meyerhuber)
    18. Grundlagen für Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Axiomatische Überlegungen und empirische Untersuchungen (November 22, 2016; talk at the Philosophical Colloquium at University of Oldenburg; together with Arne Robert Weiß)
    19. Empirisch informierte Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Zwischen normativer Theorie, mathematischer Formalisierung und empirischer Sozialforschung (June 8, 2016; talk at the congress of undergraduate research »forschen@studium« at University of Oldenburg)
    20. Entwicklung eines empirisch gestützen Maßes der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Ein axiomatischer Ansatz (February 12, 2016; talk at the workshop of the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) in Delmenhorst; together with Mark Siebel)
    21. Mögliche Maße der Bedarfsgerechtigkeit – Überlegungen zu Vektoren und Logarithmen (July 7, 2015; talk at Mark Siebel’s graduation colloquium at University of Oldenburg)

Organised Events

Philosophisches Kolloquium

winter term 2020/2021; the Department of Philosophy’s Colloquium at the University of Oldenburg; organised together with Nils Baratella, Helena Esther Grass, Christa Runtenberg, and Tilo Wesche

featuring contributions by Dagmar Borchers, Gregor Damschen, Michael Hampe, Lisa Herzog, Heiner Klemme, and Christine Zunke

Paradoxien

winter term 2019/2020; lecture series at the University of Oldenburg; organised together with Gregor Damschen and Mark Siebel

featuring contributions by Inga Bones, Elke Brendel, Guido Kreis, Paul Näger, Norman Sieroka, and Stefan Uppenkamp

Workshop der wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter

December 13-15, 2017; workshop of the academic assistants of the research group »Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures« (FOR 2104) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Karl Jaspers House in Oldenburg; organised together with Maximilian Lutz, Fabian Paetzel, Nils Springhorn, and Arne Robert Weiß

featuring contributions by Meike Benker, Marina Chugunova, Andrew Lawrence Fassett, Jan Philipp Krügel, Maximilian Lutz, Sabine Neuhofer, Manuel Schwaninger, Nils Springhorn, Marc Wyszynski, and Patricia Zauchner, as well as a method workshop with Michael Jankowski

Empirical Research and Normative Theory

September 28-29, 2017; international summer school at the »Oldenburg School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities 2017« of the Graduate School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (3GO) at the University of Oldenburg; organised together with Malte Ingo Meyerhuber and Rea Kodalle (Link)

featuring contributions by Max Agostini, Martijn Boot, Maarten Derksen, Niklas Dworazik, Carlos de Matos Fernandes, Andrea Klonschinski, Jannis Kreienkamp, Marvin Kunz, Bert Musschenga, Elsa Romfeld, Hanno Sauer, Sebastian Schleidgen, Mark Schweda, and Lars Schwettmann, as well as two public lectures by Stefan Müller-Doohm and Philipp Hübl

Ideengeschichte

July 9-10, 2015; workshop at the University of Oldenburg; organised together with Maxi Berger and Mark Siebel (Link)

featuring contributions by Gottfried Gabriel, Ernst Müller, and Falko Schmieder, as well as a public lecture by Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemannan

Das Öffentliche und das Private

January 28-29, 2015; conference at the University of Oldenburg’s Hannah Arendt Centre; organised together with Nils Baratella and Johann Kreuzer (Link)

featuring contributions by Oliver Bruns, Thomas Jung, Stefania Maffeis, Roland Reuß, and Christian Schneider

Teaching

Courses

    • Reichtum als moralisches Problem (summer term 2020 at University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level) (currently)
    • Ein Gestirn, auf dem kluge Tiere das Erkennen erfanden – Sprache und Erkenntnis in den frühen Schriften Nietzsches (winter term 2019/2020 at University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level)
    • Suffizientarismus – Zu einer Kritik der Unersättlichkeit (summer term 2019 at University of Oldenburg; course on master’s level)
    • Sein und Sollen – Abgründe und Brücken zwischen empirischer Forschung und normativer Theorie (winter term 2018/2019 at University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level)
    • Eduard Beaucamp und die Leipziger Schule – Ästhetik zwischen Kontinuität und Bruch (winter term 2017/2018 at University of Oldenburg; course on master’s level)
    • Operationalisierung von Verteilungsgerechtigkeit – Zur Grundlegung der Messbarkeit von Gerechtigkeit zwischen normativer Theorie und formaler Modellierung (summer term 2017 at University of Oldenburg; course on master’s level)
    • Nietzsche – Frühe Schriften (winter term 2015/2016 at University of Oldenburg; course on master’s level; together with Nils Baratella)
    • Einführung in die Praktische Philosophie (summer terms 2014 and 2015 at University of Oldenburg; tutorial course on bachelor’s level accompanying the introductory lectures of Martin Louis Vialon (summer term 2014) and Michael Städtler (summer term 2015))
    • Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten (winter terms 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019 at University of Oldenburg; exercise for first year students; together with Marco Stawinoga (winter term 2013/2014 and 2014/2015), Katja Vagelpohl (winter term 2015/2016 and 2016/2017) as well as Maximilian Paul Schulz (winter term 2017/2018 and 2018/2019))
    • Einführung in die Theoretische Philosophie (winter terms 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, and 2016/2017 at University of Oldenburg; tutorial course on bachelor’s level accompanying the introductory lecture of Mark Siebel)

Thesis Supervisions and Thesis Reviews

    • Lutze, Daniela (2020): »Die Banalität des Bösen« – Der Begriff des Bösen in der Philosophie Hannah Arendts und vor dem Hintergrund der sozialpsychologischen Untersuchungen Philip Zimbardos (bachelor’s thesis at University of Oldenburg; supervisor: Susanne Möbuß)
    • Lüschen, Hilke (2020): Versprechen in Politischer Philosophie und Sprachphilosophie (master’s thesis at University of Oldenburg; supervisor: Mark Siebel)
    • Abheiden, Tobias (2019): Eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit den anthropologischen Aspekten des Begriffs des Alterns bei Aubrey de Grey (bachelor’s thesis at University of Oldenburg; second reviewer: Christa Runtenberg)

Vita

Academic Employment

Research Associate (75 Percent) (currently)

since September 2019; University of Oldenburg; at the Department of Philosophy, working for Mark Siebel, the department’s professor for Theoretical Philosophy

Research Associate (50 Percent)

June 2018 – August 2019; University of Oldenburg; at the Department of Philosophy, working for Mark Siebel, the department’s professor for Theoretical Philosophy

Research Associate (50 Percent)

August 2017 – December 2017; Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces; at the Department of Economics, working for Stefan Traub, the department’s professor for Behavioral Economics

Teaching Associate (currently)

April 2017 – March 2018, October 2018 – September 2020; University of Oldenburg; at the Department of Philosophy

Research Assistant

February 2015 – June 2018; Karl-Jaspers-Gesellschaft e.V.; working for Matthias Bormuth, professor for History of Ideas at University of Oldenburg’s Department of Philosophy

Research Assistant

January 2015; Hannah-Arendt-Zentrum; working for Johann Kreuzer, professor for History of Philosophy at University of Oldenburg’s Department of Philosophy

Research Assistant

October 2013 – June 2018; University of Oldenburg; at the Department of Philosophy, working for Mark Siebel, the department’s professor for Theoretical Philosophy, as well as for Martin Louis Vialon und Michael Städtler, the department’s interim professors for Practical Philosophy

Research Assistant

April 2012 – June 2013; Institut für Ökonomische Bildung gemeinnützige GmbH; working for Rudolf Schröder, professor for Career Orientation at University of Oldenburg’s Institute of Economics Education


Education

Doctoral Candidate (Philosophy) (currently)

since April 2017; University of Oldenburg

Master of Arts (Philosophy)

April 2014 – March 2017; University of Oldenburg

Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Economics, and Philosophy)

October 2010 – March 2014; University of Oldenburg

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

August 2007 – June 2010; Domgymnasium Verden

Extended Secondary School Qualification

August 2004 – June 2007; Realschule Achim