11/2019 Stefan Fischer and I are organizing a Workshop on Moral Terms, Slurs, and Hybrid Expressivism with David Copp (UC Davies) at the University of Konstanz. 

11/2019  Paper has been accepted

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Universität Konstanz

Fachbereich Philosophie

Postfach 9

78457 Konstanz


Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Philosophie

Habelschwerdter Allee 30

14195 Berlin



I am a philosopher living in Konstanz, Germany. I am a "Privatdozent" at Freie Universität Berlin and currently working at the University of Konstanz as a Heisenberg-Fellow (Heisenberg-Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)).  Before starting the fellowship, I was employed as visiting professor (Gastprofessor) at the chair of Theoretical Philosophy, Humboldt-University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler). My main research interests are centered on systematic as well as historical issues in epistemology, philosophy of language, and aesthetics.


I have held positions in the philosophy departments at the University of Bonn, the University of Konstanz, Humboldt-University Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, where I have completed my Habilitation (post-doctoral degree) in 2019.

In addition to philosophy, I am interested in art, music, and skateboarding. Between 2004 and 2009

I  composed/played music and recorded various albums with three different projects: Gaston, Taunus, Semuin. You can listen to some tracks herehere, and here ... (you can also find the music on the usual commercial  streaming platforms).


01/2022: Our paper "Sein und Kunst -- Zum epistemischen Wert der Kunst bei Heidegger" is accepted for publication in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung. The paper is a collaboration with Heidegger-scholar PD Dr. Rico Gutschmidt.

01/2022: I have written a comment on Olaf Müller's book "Zu schön, um falsch zu sein: Über die Ästhetik in der Naturwissenschaft" (Fischer 2019). The comment will be published in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung.

10/2021: My paper "Elgin on science, art, and understanding" will be published in Erkenntnis. You will find the online version of the paper here: open access.

9/2021: Our interdisciplinary symposium "Art, Knowledge, and Art Mediation" (which I am organizing with art mediator Jelena Toopeekoff) will be part of the official program of documenta15 in Kassel, 2022. More information soon...

04/2021: My paper "Der Urteilsbegriff und Wissen aus zweiter Hand in der Ästhetik" will be published in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

02/2021: I will co-edit the research series "Perspektiven der Analytischen Philosophie" (Mentis) together with Ulla Wessels. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please contact me. See call for manuscripts here.

01/2021: A few months ago I have been accepted to the Heisenberg Programme of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). The generous five-year funding period will start in April 2021. The title of my research project is: "The knowledge of art and the art of knowledge (Die Erkenntnis der Kunst und die Kunst des Erkennens)".  

06/2020: Our paper "I like how it looks but it is not beautiful – Sensory appeal beyond beauty" has been published in Poetics. The paper is a collaboration with cognitive psychologists Prof. Dr. Claus-Christian Carbon and Dr. Claudia Muth.

03/2020: My new book "Ästhetische Urteile und ästhetische Eigenschaften" is in print and will be published by Klostermann in May 2020.

01/2020: I will work as a visiting professor at Humboldt-University Berlin next semester. 


12/2019: I've been invited to give a presentation at the Colloquium of the Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum. The presentation will be on Jan. 29th and I will talk about: Reichenbach and Meta-Induction.

11/2019: Stefan Fischer and I are organizing a workshop on moral terms, slurs, and  hybrid expressivism with David Copp (UC Davies) at the University of Konstanz.

Date:  8. November 2019. Further information...


10/2019: I have received the LUKS Teaching Award (University of Konstanz). Thank  you!