Academic Career

I am currently Associate Research Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Fribourg. The research project The Normative Mind connected to this post is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Previously, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Berkeley, Glasgow and Warwick, as well as at the Institut Jean-Nicod at the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris.

Before that, I worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg, as a Research Fellow at the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva, and as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Fribourg and University College London.

 

Research

The main focus of my current research is on interrelated issues in the philosophy of mind, epistemology and the philosophy of normativity, notably meta-ethics.

In addition, I have been pursuing research in the philosophy of perception, the philosophy of the imagination, aesthetics and, to some extent, metaphysics.

 

Education

I received my MPhil (in 2000) and my PhD (in 2005) from University College London, under the supervision of M.G.F. Martin, Malcolm Budd, Sebastian Gardner and Lucy O’Brien.

For my Magister (in 1998) from the University of Tübingen under the supervision of Manfred Frank, I studied not only philosophy, but also physics, German literature, comparative literature, and art history.

 

Editorial Work

In 2012, I became the Editor-in-Chief of the academic philosophy journal Estetika: the Central European Journal of Philosophy, published by the Czech Academy of Sciences (ESF-Ranking: INT-2).

Between 2004 and 2008, I was one of the four assistant editors (i.e., members of the Editorial Committee) of the academic philosophy journal dialectica, published by Wiley-Blackwell (ESF-ranking: INT-1).

 

Academic Activities

In 2008, I initiated the foundation of the European Society for Aesthetics. From 2008 until 2013, I was its secretary, and I am still co-editor of its annual Proceedings.

Since 2009, I am the Research Coordinator of the Fribourg-based research group ‘Experience & Reason’ (EXRE).

From 2011 until 2014, I was Philosophy Programme Chair of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology.