I am a Doctoral Student and CEPPA Postgraduate Member at the University of St Andrews in Scotland where I work on my PhD thesis in Philosophy. In my thesis, I wish to shed some new light on Kant's conception of conscience and explore its relevance for his ethics (I am supervised by Jens Timmermann and Simon Hope).
I was born in 1991 and studied Philosophy, German, and French Studies in Passau and Vienna. Prior to moving to St Andrews, I worked at the University of Passau as a Graduate Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Chair of Philosophy (Michael-Thomas Liske) (from 10/2017 to 09/2019).
My main philosophical interests lie in the field of Kant’s ethics. My current research focuses on his conception of conscience, the role he attaches to moral feelings such as sympathy, the demandingness of imperfect duties (such as beneficence and gratitude), and the question of whether it is plausible to have moral obligations to oneself. Moreover, I have a strong interest in ethical theory in general as well as in applied ethics (especially in the field of media ethics). Apart from that, I have side interests in ancient philosophy and epistemology.
Areas of Specialisation:
Kant and Kant's Ethics
Areas of Competence:
Ancient Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Epistemology.
- BA European Studies (Major: Philosophy, Minor: French Studies) (University of Passau)
- BA Philosophy (University of Vienna)
- MA Text and Culture Semiotics (University of Passau)
- Erstes Staatsexamen Lehramt Gymnasium (German, French, Philosophy/Ethics) (University of Passau)
- 45671 (Online) MP2 Philosophie als Werkzeugkasten. Essays, Kolumnen und Debattenbeiträge mit Hilfe philosophischer Methoden verfassen