Pascale Willemsen (1 von 5)

I am an assistant professor and managing director of the master’s program in Cognitive Science at the Institute for Philosophy II at Ruhr-University Bochum. In September 2019, I will leave Bochum and join the Eccelenza project of Kevin Reuter at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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My research interests are in moral philosophy and metaethics, in 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 many metaethical debates. I argue that empirically investigating thick ethical concepts will not only contribute to our theoretical understanding of these concepts, but it will also inform how normativity enters ordinary language, metaethical and normative-ethical debates, and theories of moral psychology.