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 list of selected talks, 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 writing some more popular-scientific pieces and give radio and tv interviews. Exciting days!


Experimentelle Moralphilosophie

Anspruch, Leistung und Grenzen

I will give a talk at the Workshop “Anspruch und Methode der Philosophie” at the University of Cologne, 5 – 7 December 2019.

Philosophical Intuitions about Frankfurt Cases

What XPhi Can and Cannot Contribute

I will give a talk at the Conceptual Analysis, Conceptual Engineering and Experimental Philosophy Workshop in Zurich, 14 – 16 November 2019.


Thursday, November 14th: Pre-Workshop Event

Location: Zürichbergstrasse 43, ZUP-U-8

15:00 – 15:50  Matthew Lindauer (Brooklyn College, CUNY): Experimental Philosophy and the Fruitfulness of Normative Concepts

16:00 – 16:50  Mindaugas Gilaitis (Vilnius): Some Central Challenges for Conceptual Engineering

17:00 – 17:50  Ethan Landes (St. Andrews): What Jargon can Teach Us about Fixing Language

Friday, November 15th: Workshop on Conceptual Analysis, Conceptual Engineering, and Experimental Philosophy

Workshop Venue: Main Building, KO2-F-156, Karl-Schmid-Str. 3

09:30 – 10:45  Hans-Johann Glock (Zurich): Conceptual Analysis, Conceptual Engineering and Experimental Philosophy – some Conceptual Connections

11:00 – 12:15  Nicole Rathgeb (Zurich / Hertfordshire) & David Dolby (Hertfordshire): Tackling Strawson’s Challenge

13:30 – 14:45  Delia Belleri (Vienna): Downplaying the Topic-Change Objection to Conceptual Engineering

15:00 – 16:15  Georg Brun (Bern) & Kevin Reuter (Zurich): How to Re-Engineer Truth based on Empirical Data

16:45 – 18:00  Olav Gjelsvik (Oslo): Thoughts on Conceptual Engineering and its Limits

19:30 Workshop Dinner at Restaurant Rosengarten.

Saturday, November 16th: Workshop Conceptual Analysis, Conceptual Engineering, and Experimental Philosophy

09:30 – 10:45  Herman Cappelen (Oslo): Conceptual Engineering, Continuity of Inquiry, and Ordinary Language (also: a reply to Tim Sundell)

11:00 – 12:15  Pascale Willemsen (Zurich): Philosophical Intuitions about Frankfurt Cases. What XPhi Can or Cannot Contribute

13:30 – 14:45  Joachim Horvath (Bochum): Mischaracterization Reconsidered


Let’s lay it on thick!

On the relevance of thick ethical terms for metaethics and moral psychologys

I gave this talk at the 3rd Bi-Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference at the University of Bern, 19 – 21 September 2019

Find the slides here.

Don’t Chmess With Me!

Invited Talk at Ruhr-University Bochum, 13 – 14 May 2019

Have a look at my slides!

What the hell is causal responsibility?

Invited Talk at the University of Berne, March 2019

Have a look at my slides!

Omission Impossible. Why we cannot omit to perform impossible actions

I gave a talk at the Experimental Legal Philosophy Conference  “Experimantal and Naturalistic Perspectives on the Philosophy of Law” at Ruhr-University Bochum

Alternative Possibilities and the Action/Omissions Asymmetry

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

Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility

I gave 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

What the Hell Is Causal Responsibility?

Invited Talk at the University of Bern
March 2019

Experimental philosophers have conducted all kinds of experiments on how people make moral judgments. In doing so, they often discussed the relevance of causal responsibility. In this talk, I discuss what this thing called “causal responsibility” is and how it relates to causation.

Have a look at my slides.

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.