I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy at CAU Kiel and editor at Zeitschrift für Theologie und Philosophie (ZTP). Before that, I was a Research Fellow in the philosophy departments at 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.
- My review of Günter Figal’s Philosophy as Metaphysics just came out in ThPh 95.
- My paper “Liebe und Individualität,” discussing the irreplaceability of the persons we love, has been published in Philokles 24.
- My essay “Die Grenzen unseres Wissens vom Guten” has been published at the German philosophy blog Praefaktisch.