Talks & Outreach

I enjoy going to conferences and presenting and discussing my work. The following lists of talks is just a selection of those talks that I gave most recently or that best reflect my work as a philosopher. For a complete list, please download my CV. If you’d like to learn more about a talk whose slides are not available, please contact me.

I have recently started to write some more popular-scientific pieces and give radio and tv interviews. Exciting days!


Omission Impossible. Why we cannot omit to perform impossible actions

I will be giving a talk at the Experimental Legal Philosophy Conference  “Experimantal and Naturalistic Perspectives on the Philosophy of Law”, to be held  between the 4th and the 6th of June 2018 at Ruhr-University Bochum

Alternative Possibilities and the Action/Omissions Asymmetry

I will be giving a talk at the third Annual Bochum-Rutgers Workshop at Rutgers University in April 2018.

Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility

I will be giving a talk at the Chiron Workshop 2018, 9th Edition Experimental Moral Philosophy. All talks will be available online.

How to watch? 
Thursday, 22th March 2018

Friday, 23th March 2018

Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility

2nd Biannual Workshop of the Experimental Philosophy Group Germany
16 – 18 November 2018

I discuss whether the lack of alternative possibilities undermines moral responsibility. I focus on the question of whether alternative possibilities play the same role for actions and omissions. I present two experiments.

Symposium: The Pragmatics of Lying

Annual Conference of the European Society of Philosophy and Psychology
14 – 18 August 2017, University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)

We argue that the standard definition of lying is insufficient and cannot deal with cases of lying by falsely implicating. Alex Wiegmann and I present experimental evidence that those cases are considers lies.

Omissions, Causal Explanations, and the Underspecification Problem

The Experimental Philosophy of Morality and Causation – Perspektives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Law
13 June 2017, Ruhr University Bochum


Blog Entry for Praefaktisch

Please click here for a copy of the article, or here for a link to the blog.

 Radio Interview for Deutschlandfunk

Press Release

The press office of Ruhr-University Bochum wrote an article about my research with Albert Newen and Kai Kaspar. Please click here to see the English version of the press release. The journals Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell also published an article in German.