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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy/Ethics

Research

For further information on publications, talks and projects, please consult the respective personal pages

 

Current Publications (Selection)

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, Contrary-to-Duty Scenarios, Deontic Dilemmas, and Transmission Principles, forthcoming in: Ethics. (Preprint)

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “Can the Lottery Paradox be Solved by Identifying Epistemic Justification with Epistemic Permissibility?”, forthcoming in: Episteme. (Original Article, Preprint)

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “What Kind of Perspectivism?”, forthcoming in: Journal of Moral Philosophy. (Preprint)

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “How Reasons Are Sensitive to Available Evidence”, in Normativity: Epistemic and Practical, edited by Connor McHugh, Jonathan Way and Daniel Whiting, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 90-114. (Preprint)

  • Jan Gertken, “The Restrictions of Consequentialism”, forthcoming in: Seidel, C. (ed.) New Directions in Consequentialism, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Anne Burkard and Jan Gertken, Rossian Moral Pluralism in the Philosophy Classroom”, forthcoming in: Journal of Didactics of Philosophy 1, 2017.

  • Jan Gertken and Benjamin Kiesewetter, The Right and the Wrong Kind of Reasons, Philosophy Compass 12 (5), e12412, 2017. (print version, preprint)

  • The Normativity of Rationality, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pre-order discount link)

  • Jan Gertken, “Aggregation für Nonkonsequentialisten”, Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 70 (2): 269-274, 2016.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Instrumentalism About Practical Reason: Not by Default”, Philosophical Explorations 19/1 (2016), pp. 17-27. (print version)

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “You Ought to Φ Only If You May Believe that You Ought to  ΦThe Philosophical Quarterly 66 (265): 760-782, 2016. (print version, Preprint)

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Accounting for Moral Conflicts”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (1), pp. 9-19, 2016. (print version)

  • Jan Gertken, Mixed Feelings About Mixed Solutions, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (1): 56-69, 2016.

  • Andreas Leonhard Menges, “Grounding Responsibility in Appropriate Blame”, forthcoming in: American Philosophical Quarterly.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Ethischer Intuitionismus und das Problem der Moralbegründung”, in: D. v. d. Pfordten (ed.), Moralischer Realismus?, Münster: mentis 2015, pp. 185–199. (print version)

  • Hannah Altehenger, “Willenskraft und variierende praktische Motivation: Ein Problem für die Theorie des Geteilten Geistes”, in: Neil Roughley/Julius Schälike (ed.): Wollen: Seine Bedeutung, seine Grenzen, Paderborn: mentis 2016, pp. 251-266.

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “Instrumental Normativity: In Defense of the Transmission Principle”, Ethics 125 (4): 921-946, 2015. (print version)

  • Jan Gertken, “Prinzipien in der Ethik – Précis” and “Repliken”, Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung (2015), pp. 73-77 & 91-95.

  • Hannah Altehenger, Simon Gaus, Andreas Leonhard Menges, “Being Realistic about Reflective Equilibrium” (Critical Notice), Analysis (2015), doi: 10.1093/analys/anv005 standardseite.text.image21standardseite.text.image20standardseite.text.image19standardseite.text.image18 (print version, preprint).

Current Talks (Selection)

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, The Myth of Political Authority, 10th international conference of the Society for Analytical Philosophy (GAP), University of Cologne, 17-20 September 2018.

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, Are Epistemic Reasons Normative?, 10th international conference of the Society for Analytical Philosophy (GAP), University of Cologne, 17-20 September 2018.
  • Daniele Bruno, “Promissory Obligation and the Value of Normative Control”, Bern-Zürich Workshop in Moral Theory, University of Bern, 01-02 June 2018; Conference: The Future of Normativity, University of Kent, 28-30 June 2018; 10th international conference of the Society for Analytical Philosophy (GAP), University of Cologne, 17-20 September 2018.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, T.B.A., Conference "Norms and Reasons, University of Zurich, 1-3 November 2018.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, The Myth of Structural Rationality, Workshop MetaEssen 3, University of Duisburg-Essen, 23 November 2018.


  • Thomas Schmidt, “Moral Equivalence Judgements”, Summer Institute on Practical Normativity: Reasons, Princeton University, 05 August 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “The structural appeal of consequentialism (and how to resist it)”, 15th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 25 July 2018.

  • Daniele Bruno, “What, If Anything, Is Mysterious About Promissory Obligation?”, 8th Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference, HU Berlin, 23-24 July 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Warum sind falsche Lügen falsch?”, Ethik-Konversationen, Munich Center for Ethics, LMU Munich, 28 June 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Die strukturelle Attraktivität des Konsequentialismus – und wie man sich ihr entzieht”, Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion, LMU Munich, 27 June 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Die strukturelle Attraktivität des Konsequentialismus – und wie man sich ihr entzieht”, Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz, 17 Mai 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Die strukturelle Attraktivität des Konsequentialismus – und wie man sich ihr entzieht”, Berlin-Bern-Zürich-Workshop Ethische Theorie, University of Zürich, 13 April 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Moral Equivalence Judgements”, research colloquium on practical philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern, 12 April 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, “Moral Equivalence Judgements”, Ethik-Zentrum, University of Zürich, 9 April 2018.

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, Gründe der falschen Art, Goethe University Frankfurt, 06 February 2018.

  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, Author Meets Students, Goethe University Frankfurt, 06 February 2018.

  • Thomas Schmidt, John Rawls: A Theory of Justice, Ringvorlesung Werke der modernen Philosophie, University of Erlangen, 23 January 2018, PDF.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, "What is Irrationality?", King's College London, 09 December 2017.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “What is Irrationality?”, University of Leeds, 7 December 2017.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “What is Irrationality?”, University of Erfurt, 29 November 2017.
  • Francesca Bunkenborg, “Selbstvertrauen und resolutes Entscheiden“ [“Self-Trust and Resolute Choice“], V. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie, University of Salzburg, 17 November 2017.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “Gründe, Werte und Normativität”, Job Talk for a W2 Professorship for Practical Philosophy, University of Hamburg, 17 November 2017.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “Is There a Liberal Principle of Instrumental Transmission”, Boston University, 20 October 2017.
  • Francesca Bunkenborg, “Moral Dilemmas and Deontic Logic“, 7th HU-KCL Graduate Workshop, King’s College London (22 June 2017); 9th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, LMU Munich (24 August 2017); XXIV. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, HU Berlin, 27 September 2017.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “Why There Is No Such Thing As a Motivating Reason”, XXIV. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, HU Berlin, 27 September 2017.
  • Daniele Bruno, „Trust-Based Accounts of Promissory Obligation“, 7th Humboldt-Princeton Grad Conference, HU Berlin, 26-28 July 2017; XXIV. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, HU Berlin, 26 September 2017.
  • Berit Braun, “Death and Immortality. Why the Former is Bad and the Latter Need not be, 9th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), LMU Munich, 23 August 2017.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter“Are Epistemic Reasons Normative?”, Conference “Ethics of Mind: Responsibility, Normativity and Rationality”, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 1 August 2017.
  • Thomas Schmidt, Moral Obligation and the Structure of Practical Conflicts, Department of Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt, 17 May 2017; Department of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 23 May 2017; Conference The Nature of Moral Obligation, HU Berlin, 01/02 June 2017, handout.
  • Benjamin Kiesewetter, “What Kind of Perspectivism?”, Book Symposion on Michael J. Zimmerman’s Ignorance and Moral Obligation, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, 12 April 2017, handout.

  • Thomas SchmidtReflective Equilibrium Without Principles, Department of Philosophy, University of Southampton (07 February 2017); Centre for Ethics and Metaethics, University of Leeds, 22 March 2017, handout.
  • Thomas Schmidt, Das Rätsel der Lüge. Eine philosophische Reise in die Welt der Täuschungen, Humboldt Children's University, HU Berlin, 16 March 2017, pdf.
  • Thomas SchmidtMoralische Überforderung und Supererogation, Workshop Moralische Überforderung, KFG Normenbegründung in Medizinethik und Biopolitik, University of Münster, 21/22 January 2017.