I currently work as a postdoc researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover.

My work is centred on questions within ethics, political philosophy, and philosophical aesthetics. At the moment, I am developing an account of flourishing everyday lives that I intend to apply to the fields of climate ethics, philosophy of the city, and the ethics of digitalization.

Further topics of my research include democratic theories of legitimacy, intergenerational justice, the relation of ethics and time, environmental and everyday aesthetics, and the philosophy of Henry Sidgwick.

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My philosophical work

A short CV

I studied philosophy with a focus on practical philosophy and history with a focus on Latin American history at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of York (UK). I completed a Master's degree in philosophy in 2013 and a second Master's degree in history in 2015. In 2019, I received my doctorate with a thesis on democratic legitimacy over time.

Before joining the Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover, I worked at the University of Münster and the University Medical Center Mainz. In 2022/23, I was a substitute professor for practical philosophy at the University of Stuttgart. 

Current work and news

New paper: Three Ways of
Doing Philosophy of the City

October 2023

In this paper, I propose to subdivide philosophy of the city into three more specific areas of study. First, philosophy of the city as urban epistemology and philosophy of the urban sciences focusses on problems of experiencing and knowing cities and of generating scientific knowledge about cities. Second, philosophy of the city as urban normative theory seeks to interpret and spell out the central categories of practical philosophy—the right, the good, the aesthetic, the democratic etc.—for urban contexts. Third, applied philosophy of the city aims to combine philosophical analysis with the search for practical solutions and concrete possibilities for change. The benefit of such a subdivision of the field is twofold. On the one hand, this systematization clarifies the mutual relations between philosophy of the city, other branches of philosophy, and other urban sciences. On the other hand, it helps identifying open question and blind spots within the current debate and, thereby, opens up new directions for future research in philosophy of the city.

September 2023

Our everyday lifeworlds receive little attention in contemporary climate ethics. This is unfortunate, as climate ethics can benefit from an in-depth analysis of the lifeworld-perspective. The paper focuses on two key problems, the problem of individual climate responsibility and the problem of the individual’s motivation to support climate protection policies. Currently discussed strategies to solve both problems face serious objections. A lifeworld-oriented perspective, so I argue, helps us to better understand both problems as well as the reasons why they are practically resistant to solutions proposed in the philosophical literature. Likewise, I present some suggestions on how the problems of individual responsibility and motivation could be handled from a lifeworld-oriented perspective.

New Paper: Climate Ethics 
and the Everyday Lifeworld

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