Welcome to my philosophy site!

Falk Hamann

I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in philosophy at the University of Regensburg. My chief interests are metaphysics and social ontology, but I also work in moral philosophy, philosophy of law, 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 form 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.


  • I have co-edited a special issue of ARSP (Der normative Druck des Faktischen), which is coming out in January 2019.
  • My paper “Geltung und Gerechtigkeit” has been accepted for publication in Rechtsphilosophie. Zeitschrift für Grundlagen des Rechts (forthcoming 2018).

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