Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy/Ethics

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Francesca Bunkenborg



Research Interests

Moral Epistemology, Metaethics, Normative Ethics


Doctoral student in philosophy at Humboldt University since 2017. B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and social sciences in Berlin, Paris and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Doctoral fellow in Prof. R. Jay Wallace’s Einstein Ethics Group 2017-2020. Visiting research student at Stockholm University (09-11/2019) and the University of Toronto (02-03/2020).

Talks and Comments (selection)

“Guidance Under Moral Uncertainty”, 2nd Munich Graduate Conference in Ethics, LMU Munich (01.07.2021)

“Moral Uncertainty and Higher-Order Evidence”, 2nd Jena Summer Symposium in Philosophy: The Ethics of Knowing, Jena University (01.08.2019)

“Justified Moral Uncertainty”, Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, University of Wollongong (08.07.2019); Berlin-Bern-Zürich Workshop Ethische Theorie, University of Zurich (29.03.2019)

“Moral Hedging and Moral Conviction“, 4th Southampton-Humboldt Normativity Conference, University of Southampton (20.06.2019); 9th Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference, HU Berlin (07.-08.06.2019); Kompetenzzentrum Ethik, LMU Munich (05.12.2018)

“Conceptual Engineering Between Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory“ (with Steffen Koch), University of Oslo (21.02.2019); 10th international conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP.10), University of Cologne (20.09.2018)

 “What Not to Do When You Don't Know What to Do“, 10th international conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP.10), University of Cologne (19.09.2018)

“Moral Dilemmas and Deontic Logic“, 24th Congress of the German Society for Philosophy, HU Berlin (27.09.2017); 9th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, LMU Munich (24.08.2017); 7th HU-KCL Graduate Workshop, King’s College London (22.06.2017)

Comments on Stephen Darwall: “Trust as a Second-Personal Attitude of the Heart”, 12th Nomos Meeting, Universitat de les Illes Balears (10.06.2017)

“Beyond the Wrong Kind of Reasons Problem: Further Trouble for the Buck-Passer”, 6th Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference, HU Berlin (24.06.2016)

Current Project

Normativity and Uncertainty (PhD Research Project)


Rawls: A Theory of Justice
Introductory seminar, Winter 2021/22

The Virtue of Modesty
Advanced seminar, Winter 2021/22

Introductory seminar (with Jan Gertken), Summer 2021

Advanced seminar (with Jan Gertken), Summer 2021

Introductory seminar, Winter 2020/21

Advanced seminar (with Thomas Schmidt), Summer 2020

Introductory seminar, Summer 2018