I am a Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and lecturer at the University of Freiburg. Previously, I was an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellow at Humboldt University of Berlin and Potsdam, visiting Associate to Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago (2018-2021), Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lewis University (2018-2020). Fulbright, DAAD, and AvH. PhD awarded August 2018.
value theory (aesthetics, ethical theory), theoretical philosophy, and modern philosophy (Kant, Hegel, idealism, phenomenology, existentialism, and Neo-Aristotelianism)
I am interested in problems of foundational skepticism and adequate grounds; aesthetic theory and the role of art in ethics and concept formation; ethical theory, particularly virtue ethics and theories of kind-derived norms that manage to account for universal rights and unique responsibility relative to the kind in question. On the side, I am interested in such questions as the application of theories of identity and ethics to emergent forms of artificial intelligence.
My professional service includes serving as a member of the American Philosophical Association program committee ('20-21), refereeing articles for the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and the University of Cambridge; currently serving as president of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism (www.thesgir.org) and Springer Book Series Co-Editor (with Allen Speight): Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
USA Fulbright Fellow, DAAD Gastprofessor, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.