I’m a researcher in the Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group “Experimental Philosophy and the Method of Cases – Theoretical Foundations, Responses, and Alternatives” (EXTRA) based at Ruhr-University Bochum. My main areas of interest lie in metaphilosophy, philosophy of language and experimental philosophy. My Phd thesis (defended 6/2021) is about the foundations of conceptual engineering – the philosophical project of scrutinizing and improving our concepts – and its role in philosophical methodology.
More recently, I became interested in the interface between language and cognition and its implication for conceptual engineering. To what extent can new word meanings help us reason better? Can linguistic changes be used as a tool for shaping our worldviews? How do we select the right words for theoretically or practically relevant categories?
I got a BA and and an MA from Humboldt-University Berlin and an MLitt from St Andrews / Stirling. During that time, I received a scholarship from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. As a Phd student, I spent time at the University of Cologne and at ConceptLab at the University of Oslo. My PhD supervisors were Joachim Horvath and Thomas Grundmann.
You find my CV here.