I am a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. From 2016 to 2018, I was a Research Fellow in the philosophy department 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 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 paper “Cooperation, Community, and Institution” has been accepted for publication in a volume on Medieval, Early Modern, and Contemporary Perspectives on Social Ontology (Springer).
- My review of Linda Zagzebski’s Exemplarist Moral Theory (OUP 2017) came out in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 73/3.
- I have co-edited a book entitled Die ontologischen Grundlagen der aristotelischen Ethik, which has just been published by Leipziger Universitätsverlag.