Short CV

I am a fixed-term lecturer ("Akademischer Rat auf Zeit") at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before, I was principal investigator in the DFG research project The Semantics and Pragmatics of Knowledge Claims based at the Universität Hamburg. I did my PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

I work primarily in epistemology and philosophy of language. In epistemology, I work on the semantics, pragmatics and psychology of knowledge ascriptions. Other interests include testimony, memory, skepticism and pragmatic encroachment. Most of my work in philosophy of language is on predicates of personal taste, but I also have more general interests in topics such as context-sensitivity, non-literality and assertion. I recently got interested in experimental philosophy and did some studies on knowledge ascriptions and predicates of personal taste. In the future, I want to work more on beliefs, credences and their relation to action.

I am also editor of the PhilPapers category Epistemic Contextualism and Invariantism and coordinator of the research network The Semantics and Metasemantics of Context-Sensitive Language. Together with Julia Zakkou, I run a little website, where we list work in experimental philosophy on the relativism-contextualism debate.

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News

[PAPER] Julia's and my paper "Much at stake in knowledge" has been accepted for publication in Mind & Language!
[BOOK OUT] My book Knowledge, Stakes and Error is finally out!