Pascale Willemsen (1 von 5)

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Eccellenza Research Group of Kevin Reuter at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Starting in January 2022, I will be the Principle Investigator of the SNSF Ambizione Research Group  “Investigating Thick Ethical Concepts — Philosophical and Empirical Perspectives” (short: InTEC), located at the University of Zurich. You find a short project description here as well as under “Research”.

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My research interests are in moral philosophy and metaethics, moral psychology, as well as experimental philosophy. I have intensively worked on the attribution of moral responsibility, with a special focus on the role of causal judgments. At the moment, I focus on thick ethical concepts and their role in metaethical debates. I argue that empirically investigating thick ethical concepts will not only contribute to our theoretical understanding of these concepts, but will also inform how normativity enters ordinary language, metaethical and normative-ethical debates, and theories of moral psychology.