Welcome to my philosophy site!

Falk HamannI am a philosopher working at the Catholic Academy of the Diocese of Dresden-Meißen and assistant editor at Zeitschrift für Theologie und Philosophie. Before that, I held research positions at CAU Kiel, the University of Regensburg, and the University of Leipzig. My chief interests are social ontology and moral philosophy, but I also work in metaphysics, phenomenology, and philosophy of religion. Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas are the philosophers who have most influenced my work.

I received a PhD in philosophy from KU Leuven and the University of Leipzig in 2017. In my thesis, I presented a systematic account of human community that combines ideas from Analytic Social Ontology and Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophy. From 2009 to 2012, I was a fellow at a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne.

My current research revolves around the concept of goodness in both moral philosophy and metaphysics. In particular, I am interested in the epistemological question how we recognize that something is good in the first place and how that enables us to understand what goodness is.


  • From September 2021, I’ll be working at the Catholic Academy of the Diocese of Dresden-Meißen.
  • I’m organizing workshop on the relation between person and community in ancient thought for GANPH. The workshop will take place via Zoom on July 16–17, 2021. If you are interested, you can take a look at the program.
  • My review of Günter Figal’s Philosophy as Metaphysics came out in ThPh 95.