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-Universität zu Berlin 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)

“Modesty and Humiliy as Distinct Virtues”, 11th international conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP.11), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (13.09.2022)

“Guidance Under Moral Uncertainty”, 25th Congress of the German Society for Philosophy (06.09.2021); 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

Moral Conviction and Moral Uncertainty (PhD Research Project)


Introduction to Metaethics
Introductory seminar, Summer 2023

Scanlon: What We Owe to Each Other
Advanced seminar, Summer 2023

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Introductory seminar, Winter 2022/23

Moral Particularism
Advanced seminar, Winter 2022/23

Personal Autonomy
Introductory seminar, Summer 2022

Emotions in Ethics
Advanced seminar, Summer 2022

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