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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy/Ethics

Francesca Bunkenborg

Email: bunkenbf@hu-berlin.de


Research Interests

Normative Ethics, Moral Epistemology, Metaethics.


Francesca is a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Humboldt University and a doctoral fellow in Prof. R. Jay Wallace’s Einstein Ethics Group. She did her B.A. and M.A. in philosophy with a minor in social sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. She was a Fulbright visiting student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2016-17) and a visiting research student at Stockholm University (09-11/2019) and the University of Toronto (02-03/2020).

Talks and Comments (selection)

“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)

“Perspectivist Uncertaintism“, Understanding Value VII, University of Sheffield (20.07.2018)

“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)


Undergraduate Seminar, Winter 2020/21

Advanced Seminar (co-taught with Thomas Schmidt), Summer 2020

Undergraduate seminar, Summer 2018

Introduction to Logic
Tutorial, Summer 2016, Summer 2015

Introduction to Normative Ethics
Tutorial, Winter 2015/16, Winter 2013/14

Introduction to Philosophy
Tutorial, Winter 2014/15

Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Identities
Tutorial, Summer 2014

Introduction to the Philosophy of Happiness
Tutorial, Summer 2013