13th century, National Palace Museum, Taiwan)
I am currently Associate Research Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Fribourg. The research projects The Normative Mind and The Aesthetic Mind connected to this post are 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.
Education & Qualifications
The University of Fribourg awarded me the Habilitation in philosophy in 2012.
I received my MPhil in 2000 and my PhD in 2005 from University College London, after writing the respective dissertations under the supervision of M.G.F. Martin, Malcolm Budd, Sebastian Gardner and Lucy O’Brien.
For my MA (German ‘Magister’) in 1998 from the University of Tübingen under the supervision of Manfred Frank, I studied not only philosophy, but also physics, German and comparative literature, and (informally) art history.
Since 2012, I am 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: B/INT-2).
Between 2004 and 2008, I was one of the four assistant editors of the academic philosophy journal dialectica, published by Wiley-Blackwell (ESF-ranking: A/INT-1).
Other Academic Activities
In 2008, I initiated the foundation of the European Society for Aesthetics, which is now based at the University of Fribourg. From 2008 until 2013, I was the secretary of the society, and I am still co-editor of its annual <a target=_blank” href=”http://proceedings.eurosa.org”>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.