Welcome


Welcome to my homepage. I am a 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.

Areas of Specialisation: Experimental Philosophy, Moral Psychology

Areas of Competence: Distributive Justice, Philosophy of Need

Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science

Show some of the current projects I work on

    • a paper on need-based justice (jointly with Mark Siebel)
    • one or two empirical studies on need-based justice (jointly with Jan Romann, Mark Siebel, and Stefan Traub)
    • an empirical study on thought experiments (jointly with Malte Ingo Meyerhuber and Jan Romann)
    • an empirical study on causal attribution (jointly with Stephan Kornmesser)
    • an empirical study on speech acts (jointly with Stephan Kornmesser)
    • an empirical study on framing (jointly with Marc Wyszynski)
    • an edited volume on experimental philosophy (to be published with Walter de Gruyter, jointly with Stephan Kornmesser)
    • an introduction to experimental philosophy (to be published with Springer and J. B. Metzler, jointly with Stephan Kornmesser)
    • an edited volume on paradoxes (to be published with Mentis, jointly with Gregor Damschen and Mark Siebel)
    • the next volume of the Oldenburg Yearbook of Philosophy (to be published with BIS-Verlag, jointly with Nils Baratella)

    • Dr. Nils Baratella (University of Oldenburg)
    • Dr. Gregor Damschen (University of Oldenburg)
    • Prof. Dr. Adele Diederich (Jacobs University Bremen)
    • Dr. Stephan Kornmesser (University of Oldenburg)
    • Dr. Frauke Meyer (Jülich Research Centre)
    • Malte Ingo Meyerhuber (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
    • Jan Romann (University of Bremen)
    • Prof. Dr. Mark Siebel (University of Oldenburg)
    • Nils Springhorn (University of Oldenburg)
    • Prof. Dr. Stefan Traub (Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg)
    • Dr. Arne Robert Weiß (University of Mannheim)
    • Dr. Marc Wyszynski (Jacobs University Bremen)

Research

Publications

Talks and Presentations

 

Organised Events

Teaching

Courses

    • Einführung in die Experimentelle Philosophie (winter term 2020/2021 at the University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level; moved online due to coronavirus pandemic)
    • Reichtum als moralisches Problem (summer term 2020 at the University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level; moved online due to coronavirus pandemic)
    • Ein Gestirn, auf dem kluge Tiere das Erkennen erfanden – Sprache und Erkenntnis in den frühen Schriften Nietzsches (winter term 2019/2020 at the University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level)
    • Suffizientarismus – Zu einer Kritik der Unersättlichkeit (summer term 2019 at the 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 the University of Oldenburg; course on bachelor’s level)
    • Eduard Beaucamp und die Leipziger Schule – Ästhetik zwischen Kontinuität und Bruch (winter term 2017/2018 at the 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 the University of Oldenburg; course on master’s level)
    • Nietzsche – Frühe Schriften (winter term 2015/2016 at the University of Oldenburg; course on master’s level; jointly with Nils Baratella)
    • Einführung in die Praktische Philosophie (summer terms 2014 and 2015 at the 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 the University of Oldenburg; exercise for first year students; jointly with Marco Stawinoga (winter term 2013/2014 and 2014/2015), Katja Vagelpohl (winter term 2015/2016 and 2016/2017), and 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 the University of Oldenburg; tutorial course on bachelor’s level accompanying the introductory lecture of Mark Siebel)

Thesis Supervisions and Thesis Reviews

    • Storr, Jana (2021): Leben, sterben, weiterleben – Über das digitale Nachleben und seine Konsequenzen (master’s thesis at the University of Oldenburg; supervisor: Susanne Möbuß)
    • Richtsmeier, Karsten (2021): Eine ethische Auseinandersetzung mit den Corona-Maßnahmen – Inwiefern lässt sich der staatliche Paternalismus während der Corona-Krise aus der Perspektive des klassischen Utilitarismus rechtfertigen? (bachelors’s thesis at the University of Oldenburg; second reviewer: Tilo Wesche)
    • Roggow, Rafael (2021): Ethik in Computerspielen – Zur Repräsentation des Handlungsutilitarismus nach Bentham im Videospiel »Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II« (bachelor’s thesis at the University of Oldenburg; second reviewer: Christa Runtenberg)
    • 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 the University of Oldenburg; supervisor: Susanne Möbuß)
    • Lüschen, Hilke (2020): Versprechen in Politischer Philosophie und Sprachphilosophie (master’s thesis at the 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 the 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

April 2017 – March 2018, October 2018 – March 2021; 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


Services to the Profession

Representative of Doctoral Candidates

April 2019 – April 2020; University of Oldenburg

Vice Representative of Academic Junior Faculty (currently)

since April 2019; University of Oldenburg, Department of Philosophy

Representative of Doctoral Candidates (currently)

since March 2018; University of Oldenburg, Graduate School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (3GO)

Vice Representative of Doctoral Candidates

April 2017 – April 2018; University of Oldenburg, Graduate School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (3GO)

Vice Representative of Students

April 2017 – March 2018; University of Oldenburg, Faculty IV


Peer Review Services

    • Axiomathes (2020)
    • »forsch!« – Studentisches Online-Journal der Universität Oldenburg (2018, 2x)
    • Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie (2021)

Grants, Honors, and Funding

    • Financial support for the Oldenburg Yearbook of Philosophy 2019/2020 (2020; University of Oldenburg, Department of Philosophy; 1.265,36 euro; jointly with Nils Baratella)
    • Financial support for an edited volume on paradoxes (2020; University of Oldenburg, Department of Philosophy; 2.500 euro; together with Gregor Damschen and Mark Siebel)
    • Financial support for an empirical study on speech acts (2020; Universitätsgesellschaft Oldenburg; 1.000 euro; together with Stephan Kornmesser)
    • Travel grant for the promotion of young researchers (2020; University of Oldenburg, Faculty IV; 500 euro)
    • Travel grant for the promotion of young researchers (2020; University of Oldenburg, Faculty IV; 350 euro)
    • Financial support for the lecture series »Paradoxien« (2020; Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie; 240 euro; jointly with Gregor Damschen and Mark Siebel)
    • Travel grant for the promotion of young researchers (2019; University of Oldenburg, Faculty IV; 500 euro)
    • Travel grant for the promotion of young researchers (2019; University of Oldenburg, Faculty IV; 750 euro)
    • Financial support for the Oldenburg Yearbook of Philosophy 2017/2018 (2018; University of Oldenburg, Department of Philosophy; 1.052 euro; together with Nils Baratella)
    • Deutschlandstipendium (2015/2016; University of Oldenburg; 3.600 euro)
    • Deutschlandstipendium (2014/2015; University of Oldenburg; 3.600 euro)