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Please take a look at my blog post on metaethics and experimental philosophy, with a comment by Bianca Cepollaro.

Each symposium is comprised of two parts. In the target post, a practitioner describes their use of the method under discussion and explains why they find it philosophically fruitful. This is what I do. I argue that many debates in metaethics are at their core debates about how people use evaluative language. I then sketch how experimental studies can contribute to metaethics by providing long-overdue empirical evidence by using the example of thick concepts. Bianca then responds to the target post and discusses the strengths and limitations of the method. In her post, she highlights the value of empirical research on evaluative language more generally.

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April 20th, 2021

Blog Post in German on Philosophie.ch / Deutscher Blog-Beitrag

I so rarely write philosophical pieces in German that it feels particularly exciting when I do. Thanks to Philosophie.ch for […]

April 6th, 2021

Cognitive Science of Philosophy Symposium: Metaethics and Experimental Philosophy

Please take a look at my blog post on metaethics and experimental philosophy, with a comment by Bianca Cepollaro. Each […]

March 12th, 2021

New publication!

My paper with Kevin Reuter “Separating the Evaluative from the Descriptive: An Empirical Study of Thick Concepts” was just published in Thought. […]

January 19th, 2021

My invited talks for 2021, update: 25.03.2021

The new year starts as inspiring, productive, and busy as the last one ended. I have been invited to present […]

February 18th, 2020

Presentation Slides: Separability and the Effect of Valence

Thick concepts like courage and intolerance are at the heart of a variety of debates in linguistics, philosophy of language, […]

February 18th, 2020

Pre-print available: Basic and derivative moral responsibility: An overlooked distinction in experimental philosophy

Abstract Moral philosophers draw an important distinction between two kinds of moral responsibility. An agent can be directly morally responsible, […]

November 13th, 2019

I’ll be giving a talk in Cologne, 5 – 7 December 2019

What methods can and should philosophy apply in order to make progress? The answer to this question largely depends on […]

November 13th, 2019

I’ll be giving a talk in Zurich, 14 – 16 November 2019

If you’re around Zurich, please join the amazing workshop that Hans-Joachim Glock, Elia Haemmerli, and Kevin Reuter have put together. The topic […]

March 18th, 2019

New Publication

I am excited to announce that my paper The Relevance of Alternative Possibilities for Moral Responsibility is about to be […]

January 22nd, 2019

My first book awaits your order!