Upcoming talks

  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Conference “The Limits of Empathy”, Universität Dortmund, Oktober 2021.
  • TBA, 9th International Lauener Symposium on Analytical Philosophy on Themes from Susan Wolf (with responses by Susan Wolf), Lauener Foundation Bern/Switzerland, August 2021
  • TBA, Workshop on Themes from Diana Tietjens Meyers, University of Paderborn/Germany, July 2021
  • Relationships in Transition, Conference “Time and the Good Life”, Ruhr-Universität Bochum/Germany, May 2021
  • TBA, Humboldt-Colloquium, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, Santiago de Chile/Chile, April 2021 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic].
  • TBA, Comment on Kimberlee Brownlee’s “Being Sure of Each Other: An Essay on Social Rights and Freedoms”, APA Pacific Meeting, April 2021
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Panel “Emotions, Empathy and Morality”, APA Central Meeting, February 2021
  • What is the Problem with Conspiracy Theories? University of Hamburg, February 2021
  • What is the Problem with Conspiracy Theories? “Corona Lectures”, LMU Munich, January 2021

Invited Talks

2020

  • Credibility to Science in Times of Fake News: Why Reliable Test Results are not enough, Keynote Talk, ZwickRoell Science Award Ceremony,  Vienna University, November 2020 [webinar due to the covid 19 pandemic]
  • TBA, Conference on “Moral Vulnerability”, University of Oslo/Norway, August 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic]
  • Moral Judgmentalism as a Relational Wrong, Keynote Talk, Workshop Philosophical Moral Psychology, University of Salzburg/Austria, July 2020
  • Old Age as an Ethical Predicament, Research Colloquium Department of Philosophy, University Karlsruhe/Germany, July 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic].
  • Old Age as an Ethical Predicament, Conference “The Normative Significance of Aging”, LMU Munich/Germany, June 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic]
  • The Capacity to Empathize: A Process Account of Empathy, Conference “The Philosophy of Empathy: Recent Developments and New Trends” (with Erasmus Mayr), LMU Munich/Germany, June 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic]
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Séminaire de l’Ecole Doctorale de Philosophie, Université Sorbonne-Panthéon/France, April 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic]
  • Inverse Akrasia: A Case for Reasoning about one’s Emotions, Workshop “Kant, les emotions, la sensibilité“, Université Sorbonne-Panthéon/France, April 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic]
  • The Significance of Personal Projects, Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy (with comments by Robert Gooding-Williams/Columbia University und Christine Susienka/Sacred Heart University), Department of Philosophy, Columbia University/USA, March 2020 [cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic].
  • Moralismus und die Tugend der Aufgeschlossenheit (Moralism and the Virtue of Open-Mindedness), Department of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin/Germany, January 2020
  • Moralismus und die Tugend der Aufgeschlossenheit (Moralism and the Virtue of Open-Mindedness), Department of Philosophy, University of Hannover/Germany, January 2020

2019

  • Inverse Akrasia: A Case for Reasoning about one’s Emotions, Cambridge/LMU Moral Psychology Workshop, LMU Munich, December 2019
  • Geteilte Überzeugungen und die Grenzen der Empathie (Shared Belief and The Limits of Empathy), Department of Philosophy, Departmental Colloquium, University of Innsbruck/Austria, December 2019
  • Shared Belief and The Limits of Empathy, Research Colloquium in Ethics, University of Zurich/Switzerland, December 2019
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Research Colloquium in Practical Philosophy, University of Bern/Switzerland, November 2019
  • Der Wert Persönlicher Beziehungen (The Value of Personal Relationships), Das Salon Festival, Kluge Köpfe zu Gast, Munich/Germany, November 2019
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Department of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/Germany, November 2019
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Munich Colloquium for Female Philosophers, Munich School of Philosophy and LMU Munich/Germany, November 2019
  • Collegial Relationships, Conference “Neglected Relationships” (with Jörg Löschke), LMU Munich/Germany, October 2019
  • Moral Judgmentalism as a Relational Wrong,  Conference “On Wronging” (with Peter Schaber), LMU Munich/Germany, October 2019
  • Philosophy of Childhood? Trends, Chances and Controversies, 7th Conference on Practical Philosophy, Panel discussion, University of Salzburg/Austria,  September 2019
  • Inverse Akrasia: A Case for Reasoning about one’s Emotions, Victoria University Wellington/New Zealand, August 2019
  • The Limits of Empathy, Philosophy Department, Current Project Seminar, University of Sydney/Australia, July 2019
  • The Limits of Empathy, Political Science Department: Graduate Students’ Group, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei/Taiwan, July 2019
  • Justifying Partiality to our Projects, Conference about Partiality, Oxford University/UK, July 2019
  • Panel Discussion with Caroline Link on the movie “Der Junge muss an die frische Luft”, University for Television and Film Munich, February 2019
  • Ethics in Practice: The Example of the Munich Graduate School, Conference of the Association of German Foundations, Study-group “Science and Research”, Vector Foundation Stuttgart, January/February 2019
  • Einmal ist keinmal. Willensschwäche und schleichende Irrationalität (Weakness of Will and Diachronic Irrationality), Keynote Lecture, 28th Winter Symposium for Orthodontics (Prof. Andrea Wichelhaus), Going in Tirol/Austria, January 2019

2018

  • Der Wert der Empathie (The Value of Empathy), Keynote Lecture, University of Applied Sciences, FH Campus Vienna/Austria, November 2018
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Departmental Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg/Austria, October 2018
  • Personal Projects, Master Class, Munich School of Philosophy/Germany, June 2018
  • Inverse Akrasia, Department of Philosophy, University of Lisbon/Portugal, May 2018
  • Shared Belief and the Limits of Empathy, Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva/Switzerland, May 2018
  • Die normative Bedeutung von Adoleszenz. Autonome Fähigkeiten Jugendlicher und die Legitimität von Paternalismus (The Normative Significance of Adolescence: Autonomous Capacities of Adolescents and the Legitimacy of Paternalism), Munich School of Philosophy/Germany, Colloquium on Philosophy of Education, May 2018
  • Moralismus und die Tugend der Aufgeschlossenheit (Moralism and the Virtue of Open-Mindedness), EthikForum, Munich Center for Ethics, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, April 2018
  • Epistemic Autonomy, Department of Philosophy, University of Bayreuth/Germany, April 2018
  • Die Pflicht zur Selbstvervollkommnung (The Duty of Self-Perfection), Symposium “Immanuel Kant. Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Tugendlehre”, University of Tübingen/Germany, February 2018
  • The Lifestage Hypothesis: Autonomous Adolescents and the Legitimacy of Paternalism, International Conference “Autonomy and Education”, Academy for Civic Education, Tutzing/Germany, January 2018

2017

  • Inverse Akrasie: Ein Fall, um über unsere Emotionen nachzudenken (Inverse Akrasia: A Case for Reasoning About One’s Emotions), Departmental Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, University of Göttingen/Germany, November 2017
  • What is a Colleague?, Experimental Philosophy Group Germany, 2nd Bi-Annual Workshop, University Osnabrück/Germany (presented by co-author Kevin Reuter), November 2017
  • Panel Discussion, Comment on John Mikhail, Rousseau lectures with Prof. John Mikhail “The Sense of Justice, Private Interests and Public Duty in the Age of Trump”, University of Zurich/Switzerland, November 2017
  • Eigene Meinungen. Was sie sind und wie man sie befördert (Beliefs of one’s own. What they are and how to promote them), Keynote Lecture, SWIP Conference on gender-sensitive teaching, Bielefeld University/Germany, November 2017
  • Der Wert der Kindheit (The Value of Childhood), Meeting of the DFG Network “Der Wert der Kindheit”, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, October 2017
  • Empathie und Kooperation (Empathy and Cooperation), Keynote Lecture and Workshop with Panel Discussion, 4th Biologicum Almtal in Grünau/Austria – “Miteinander – Gegeneinander: Das Prinzip Kooperation” (On Cooperation), October 2017
  • Bindungen und praktische Notwendigkeit (Commitments and Practical Necessity), Keynote Lecture at the Colloquium “Normativity beyond Morality”, DGPhil-Congress “Norm and Nature”, Berlin/Germany, September 2017
  • Empathie als Vermögen (Empathy as a Capacity) (with Erasmus Mayr), Annual meeting of the working group LMU Munich-FAU Erlangen “Ethics”, Kloster Weltenburg, September 2017
  • Inverse Akrasia: A Case for Reasoning about one’s Emotions, Seminar on “Emotions”, Graduate School for Systemic Neuroscience, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, July 2017
  • The Value of Childhood, Conference “Childhood and Philosophy”, University of Salzburg/Austria, July 2017
  • The Relational Value of Empathy, Retreat of the Chair for Practical Philosophy Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Fraueninsel Chiemsee/Germany, June 2017
  • Was gehen uns die Interessen der Nachwelt an? Gedanken(experimente) zu einer Ethik der Zukunft (Why Care about Future Generations?), Keynote Lecture at the ‘Goldegger Dialoge’ “Mut zum Miteinander. Vom Wert der Zugehörigkeit” (The Value of Belonging), Goldegg/Austria, June 2017
  • Kollegen – Partner oder Konkurrenten? Über den Beziehungswert der Empathie (On the Value of Empathy in Colleagial Relations), Evening Lecture  of the ‘Goldegger Dialoge’ “Mut zum Miteinander. Vom Wert der Zugehörigkeit”, Goldegg/Austria, June 2017
  • Are relational requirements possible without relational foundations?, Comment on R. J. Wallace “The Moral Nexus”, HU Berlin/Germany, May 2017
  • Collegiality (with Jörg Löschke), International Conference “The Moral Demands of Relationships”, Center of Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, February 2017
  • Ist es vernünftig, willensschwach zu werden? (Is it rational to become weak-willed?), Departmental Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, University of Potsdam/Germany, January 2017
  • Ist es vernünftig, willensschwach zu werden? (Is it rational to become weak-willed?), Departmental Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz/Germany, January 2017
  • Einmal ist keinmal. Willensschwäche und schleichende Irrationalität (Weakness of Will and Diachronic Irrationality, Lecture Series “The Power of Will”, Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, January 2017
  • Der Wert der Philosophie: Überlegungen zum Fortschritt der Philosophie aus axiologischer Perspektive (The Value of Philosophy), Departmental Colloquium “Progress in Philosophy”, Faculty of Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, January 2017

2016

  • Governing Oneself Epistemically, Workshop on ‘Epistemic Autonomy’, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, December 2016
  • Das Rechte und das Gute (The Right and the Good), Lecture Series “Introduction to Philosophy”, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, December 2016
  • Was schulden wir späteren Generationen? Eine Ethik der Zukunft (What We Owe to Future Generations), Keynote Lecture, University of Applied Sciences, FH Campus Vienna/Austria, November 2016
  • Intimate Partnerships and the Right to Leave (with Alexander Bagattini), Conference “Die Freiheit zu gehen”, University of Düsseldorf/Germany, November 2016
  • The Value of Discovery and the Game of Revelation, Workshop with Laurie Paul on “Transformative Experience”, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, October 2016
  • Der Wert der Empathie. Eine unterschätzte Fähigkeit in herausfordernden Zeiten (The Value of Empathy), PhilosophieExtra, University of Lucerne/Switzerland, October 2016
  • The Value of Childhood, Conference “Well-being and Time”, University of Münster/Germany, October 2016
  • Inverse Akrasia: A Case for Reasoning About One’s Emotions, Conference “Emotion, Authenticity and the Self, Department of Philosophy, Center for Advanced Studies, University of London/UK, September 2016
  • Evaluative Commitments, Conference “Action, Knowledge, and Reasons”, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany, July 2016
  • Evaluative Commitments, Conference “The Normativity of Personal Relationships”, University of Bern/Switzerland, July 2016
  • The Logic of Attachments, Conference “Reading Philip Pettit. Perspectives on the “Robust Demands of the Good”, University of St. Gallen/Switzerland, June 2016
  • Einmal ist keinmal. Willensschwäche und schleichende Irrationalität (Weakness of Will and Diachronic Irrationality), Munich School of Philosophy/Germany, June 2016
  • Empathy and Affective Matching: The Epistemic and Relational Value of Empathy for Care, Workshop “Cura ed Emozioni/Care and Emotions”, Università degli Studi Firenze/Italy (Dipartimento di scienze politiche e sociali), May 2016
  • Anthropologie und Ethik (Anthropology and Ethics), Lecture Series “Methods of Philosophy”, University of Hamburg/Germany, May 2016
  • Einmal ist keinmal. Willensschwäche und schleichende Irrationalität (Weakness of Will and Diachronic Irrationality, Siemensstiftung Munich/Germany, January 2016
  • Erziehung und Bildung zur Autonomie (Education for Autonomy), Conference “Humane Education”, Munich Center for Ethics, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, January 2016

2015

  • Das Rechte und das Gute (The Right and the Good), Lecture Series “Introduction to Philosophy”, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, December 2015
  • Undermining Autonomy, Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference of the Society for Women in Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, November 2015
  • Commentator on “Child Poverty and Well-Being”, Book Symposium, University of Salzburg/Austria, October 2015
  • Autonomy and Well-Being, Personal Projects and the Good Life, 10th Engelberger Philosophie-Tage, Alumni Conference “Philosophy and Management”, University of Lucerne/Switzerland, November 2015
  • Empathy and Morality, Munich Center for Ethics, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, October 2015
  • Making Exceptions: Weakness of Will and Irrationality (Plenary Speaker), Annual Conference of the Society for Practical Philosophy, University of Salzburg/Austria, October 2015
  • The Normativity of Evaluative Commitments, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee/USA, September 2015
  • Autonomie und Wohlergehen (Autonomy and Well-being), University of Giessen/Germany, July 2015
  • Evaluative Bindungen (Evaluative Commitments), Departmental Colloquium, University of Erlangen/Germany, July 2015
  • Evaluative Bindungen (Evaluative Commitments), Departmental Colloquium, University of Constance/Germany, May 2015
  • The Normativity of Evaluative Commitments, One-Day Workshop on “Making it Normative: Do Norms, Requirements and Rules Give us Reasons?” Organised by Julian Fink, University of Bern/Switzerland, May 2015
  • Der Wert persönlicher Projekte (The Value of Personal Projects), Munich School of Philosophy, Munich/Germany, May 2015
  • The Relationship-Duties Nexus, Relationship Goods and the Priority Claim. Comments on Jonathan Seglow, One-Day Workshop with Jonathan Seglow on “Defending Associative Duties”, University of Bern/Austria, April 2015
  • Moral and Non-Moral Ideals, Accommodationism and the Supremacy of Morality: Comments on Sarah Buss, One-Day Workshop with Sarah Buss on “Personal Ideals, Moral Requirements and the Ideal of Rational Agency”, University of Bern/Austria, March 2015

2014

  • The Value of Childhood, International Symposium “Theories of the Good Life”, Bogacizi University, Istanbul/Turkey, November 2014
  • Evaluative Commitments – A Challenge for Metaethical Realism?, Colloquium “Philosophie und Lebensform – Zum Projekt einer realistisch-kohärentistischen Metaethik” Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, November 2014
  • Evaluative Commitments and Diachronic Agency, Political Theory Group, University of Geneva/Switzerland, November 2014
  • Evaluative Commitments and Diachronic Agency, Department of Philosophy, Departmental Colloquium, University of Luxemburg, October 2014
  • Partiality and/or Impartiality, Department of Philosophy, Klement-Ohridski-University, Sofia/Bulgaria, October 2014
  • Good Childhood and the Good Life, Conference “The Value of Childhood”, University of Sheffield/UK, May 2014
  • The Value of Personal Projects, University of Vienna/Austria, April 2014
  • Comments on Adam Swift, International Conference “Family Ethics. Partiality Revisited”. University of Bern/Switzerland, January 2014

2013

  • Enhancing the Capacity for Autonomy: What Parents Owe Their Children To Make Their Lives Go Well, University of Amsterdam/The Netherlands, October 2013
  • The Projects View, Workshop on Simon Keller’s Partiality, University of Bern/Switzerland, September 2013
  • Consequentializing – Royal Road or Impasse for Consequentialism?, International Conference “Consequentialism: New Directions, New Problems”, University of Erlangen/Germany, September 2013
  • Personal Projects and Partiality. Comments on Simon Keller, Workshop with Simon Keller on Partiality, University of Bern/Switzerland, Department of Philosophy, September 2013
  • Der Wert persönlicher Projekte (The Value of Personal Projects), University of Bremen/Germany, Departmental Colloquium, July 2013
  • Der Wert persönlicher Projekte (The Value of Personal Projects), Humboldt University Berlin/Germany, Departmental Colloquium, July 2013
  • Einmal ist keinmal, Willensschwäche und Irrationalität (Weakness of Will and Irrationality), University of Zurich/Switzerland, Department of Philosophy, February 2013
  • Why Should We Value Personal Projects?, Tulane University USA, Murphy Institute, January 2013

2012

  • Unmoralisch ohne böse Absicht (Immorality without Evil Intention), Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich/Germany, July 2012
  • On Velleman’s ‘Sociality and Solitude’, Workshop “The Normativity of Personal Relationships”, University of Bern/Switzerland, June 2012
  • The Normative Structure of Personal Projects, Congress “Normative Orders”, University of Frankfurt/Germany, June 2012
  • Können wir uns autonom selbst verändern (Can We Autonomously Change Ourselves?), University of Duisburg-Essen/Germany, May 2012
  • Interpersonelle Beziehungen und gemeinsames Handeln (Interpersonal Relationships and Collective Action), University of Duisburg-Essen/Germany, Research Colloquium, May 2012
  • Sekundäre Amoralität (Learned Amorality), University of Düsseldorf/Germany, Departmental Colloquium, April 2012
  • Unabsichtlich böse (Evil without evil intentions), University of Lucerne/Switzerland, March 2012
  • Sozial erworbene Amoralität (Learned Amorality), Symposium “Fühlen, Wollen, Handeln als soziale Phänomene”, University of Würzburg/Germany, March 2012
  • Konsequentialisierung: Königweg oder Sackgasse? (Consequentializing: Royal Road or Impasse?) with PD Dr. Jörg Schroth, Conference “Konsequentialismus”, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst/Germany, February 2012
  • Art and Morality in Berlinde de Bruyckere’s Work, Museum of Fine Arts, Bern/Switzerland, December 2012

2011

  • Personal Projects As Diachronic Reasons, Conference “Time and Agency”, George Washington University, Washington, D.C./USA, November 2011
  • Pflicht oder Glückseligkeit? Ein Diskurs zwischen Pflicht- und Tugendethik (Duty or Bliss? A Discourse between Deontology and Virtue Ethics), Eigene Gründe (Reasons of one’s own), Gründe und/oder Rationalität (Reasons and/or Rationality), Congress, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Munich/Germany, September 2011
  • The Boundary Between Consequentialist and Non-Consequentialist Theories, European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Milan University/Italy, September 2011
  • The Normativity of Coherence. A Commentary on Benjamin Kiesewetter’s ‘The Why Be Rational Challenge’ (invited commentary), Workshop „Agency, Reasons and the Good”, Humboldt University Berlin/Germany, June 2011
  • What Do We Owe Our Children?, International Conference “Encountering Children“, Zurich University/Switzerland, Philosophy Department, June 2011
  • Lassen sich alle Moraltheorien konsequentialistisch interpretieren? (Can all moral theories be interpreted in a consequentialist way?), Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy „Crossing Borders“, Vienna/Austria, June 2011
  • Valuing Projects During a Lifetime, Workshop with Samuel Scheffler „Equality and Tradition“, University of Bern/Switzerland, May 2011
  • Lässt sich die menschliche Psyche optimieren? Zum Umgang mit Depressionen.“ (invited talk on Neuro-Enhancenement), University of Fribourg/Switzerland, Interdisciplinary Week of the Students’ Association, May 2011
  • Inverse Akrasia (invited talk), International Conference „Rhetorics and Therapy. How Emotions Modify Beliefs & How Beliefs Modify Emotions“, Swiss Institute for Technology at Zurich/Switzerland, April 2011
  • Personal Projects As Practical Reasons, International Conference „Virtue and Practical Reason“, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich/Germany, February 2011
  • The Normative Significance of Personal Projects, Bern-Zürich-Group for Practical Philosophy, ETH Zurich, January 2011

2010

  • Attitude-Dependent Reasons, “Meeting the Author: Thomas Scanlon“, Zurich University/Switzerland, December 2010
  • Learned Amorality, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna/Austria, November 2010
  • Können wir uns autonom verändern? Überlegungen zur Rechtfertigung von emotionalem Neuro-Enhancement (Justifying Neuro-Enhancement), Center for Ethics, Zurich University/Switzerland, October 2010
  • Personal Projects As Diachronic Reasons, International Conference “Diachronic Agency”, University of Bern/Switzerland, October 2010
  • Can Moral Theories Be Consequentialized?, International Conference “The Point of Morality”, Humboldt University Berlin/Germany, July 2010
  • Inverse Akrasie und Autonomie (Inverse Akrasia and Autonomy), Department of Philosophy, Marburg University/Germany, January 2010