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!


Experimentally Investigating Thick Concepts

I gave a talk at the Technical University Berlin in the Cognitive Science Research Colloquium in February 2021. The talk was directed at advanced philosophy students, and I added a short introduction to XPhi. The slides are can be found here.

Direct and Derivative Moral Responsibility. An overlooked distinction in Experimental Philosophy

I gave a talk at the European XPhi Online Conference in June 2020. The slides are can be found here. I also discussed the paper in January 2021 with researchers of the Practical Philosophy and Political Theory research seminar at University of Gothenburg.

Experimentelle Moralphilosophie

Anspruch, Leistung und Grenzen

I gave a talk at the Workshop “Anspruch und Methode der Philosophie” at the University of Cologne, 5 – 7 December 2019. The slides are in German and can be found here.

Philosophical Intuitions about Frankfurt Cases

What XPhi Can and Cannot Contribute

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

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.