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.

Before that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London, working at the Causal Cognition Lab of Dave Lagnado.  I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Philosophy II at Ruhr-University Bochum where I also obtained a PhD in philosophy in June 2017 under the supervision of Albert Newen and Edouard Machery. During my PhD, I spent four months at Yale University, working with Joshua Knobe.

My research interests are in the philosophy of mind and action, 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. I am currently working on issues related the role of alternate possibilities for moral responsibility, the folk concept of lying, the concept of causation in ordinary and scientific communication, as well as intercultural differences in the attribution of moral responsibility.

For more details, see my CV.