Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
Ludwigstraße 31 Rgb,
Lehrstuhl für Philosophie IV (Prof. Nida-Rümelin)
+49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 6186
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Born in Munich, I studied at LMU (and for a short time at Konstanz) philosophy, logics, sociology and psychology. I earned the Dr.phil in 1991 with a thesis in philosophy of mind. After working for several years as research assistant at Bielefeld University, I returned to Munich as assistant professor. Habilitation at LMU in 2004. Afterwards I worked as guest professor at the universities of Bayreuth, Freiburg i.B. and Chemnitz and as assistant professor and Privatdozent at the LMU philosophy faculty. Affiliated to the MCMP since beginning of 2012, otherwise connected to the chair of political philosophy (Lehrstuhl IV) at the faculty.
My research interests concern mainly foundational issues in practical philosophy: theories of justice, contractualist justification procedures, all branches of the theory of rational choice (decision theory, game theory and social choice theory) in general and in their application to questions of practical philosophy. Other central research interests adress conceptions of collective intentionality. Besides, I am very interested in philosophy of probability, questions of formal epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of economics. Historically, I focus on the tradition of social contract theory.
I am assistant editor of the Theory and Decision Library Series A at Springer publishers, have organized a DAAD-funded cooperation of the Munich Lehrstuhl IV with Prof. Raimo Tuomela and his research group at Helsinki, and worked as Co-Organizer for the 6th Decision Games and Logic workshop at MCMP in summer 2012.
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
- "Note: On the Non-Equivalence of Weak and Strong Preference", Mathematical Social Sciences 56 (2008), 386-388.
- "Soziale Marktwirtschaft und Gerechtigkeit – eine Perspektive aus der Philosophie", in V. Vanberg (Hrsg.), Marktwirtschaft und Gerechtigkeit, Mohr, Tübingen 2012.
- "Aggregation ist doch möglich – Lektionen für philosophische Gerechtigkeitstheorien", under review, English version in preparation.