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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy/Ethics

Simon Gaus

Simon Gaus

 

E-Mail: simon.gaus@hu-berlin.de
Web: www.simongaus.com 

   

Research Interests

I work on conceptions of rationality, in particular in relation to coherence, correct thinking and justifiedness; on moral epistemology, and on procedural fairness and distributive egalitarianism. I'm also interested in various other areas of philosophy, in particular epistemology, metametaphysics and philosophical feminism. 

Vita

Doctoral student in Philosophy at Humboldt-University of Berlin since Autumn 2013. M.A. in philosophy from HU Berlin, B.A. in political science and philosophy from Universität Bremen.   

Publications

„Being Realistic about Reflective Equilibrium“ (Critical Notice), Analysis (2015), doi: 10.1093/analys/anv005 (with Hannah Altehenger and Andreas Leonhard Menges - preprint, print version)

„Folgt aus dem Unwert der Tierhaltung ein Verbot des Fleischkonsums“, Grazer Philosophische Studien 88 (2013), 257-267.

Talks &

Comments

"Was ist mentale Inkonsistenz?" ("What is mental inconsistency?"), GAP.9, Osnabrück (17.09.2015, handout)

"Active participation in one's own moral enhancement: it's either rare or wortheless", The Brains Blog Online Symposium on Focquaert & Schermer, “Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?” (25.08.2015, article, symposium)

„Is Irrationality a Matter of Internal Conflict?“, 5th Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Berlin (14.07.2015, handout)

Comment on Erasmus Mayr: „Acting Sub Specie Boni“, Workshop "Teleology in Nature and Human Action", Berlin (22.02.2015)

"Ist Zufall fairer als Willkür?" ("Is random selection more fair than arbitrary decision-making?"), XXIII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Münster (02.10.2014, handout)

„Is Random Selection Inherently Fair?“, 4th Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Berlin (14.08.2013)

Comments on Jack Woods: „The Normative Force of Promising“, 4th Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Berlin (15.08.2014)

„Street’s Darwinian Dilemma. Undermining genealogical information, moral realism etc.“, 3rd Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Berlin (06.08.2014)

Comments on Rachel Christy: „Does wine have a place in Kant’s aesthetics?“, 3rd Humboldt-Princeton Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Berlin (06.08.2013)

„What makes undermining information undermining?“, 2nd Humboldt-King’s College Graduate Workshop, London (03.05.2013)

Comments on Charles Côté-Bouchard: „Morality, reasons for belief and the metaethics of belief“, 2nd Humboldt-King’s College Graduate Workshop, London (03.05.2013)

Current Project

Rationality and Correct Reasoning (PhD Research Project)

Teaching

Neuroethics
Graduate Tutorial, Master's Program of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Summer 2015

Rationality and Normativity
Graduate Seminar, Winter 2014

Introduction to political philosophy
Undergraduate Tutorial, Summer 2013

Introduction to normative ethics 
Undergraduate Tutorial, Winter 2012/2013

Introduction to metaphysics 
Undergraduate Tutorial, Summer 2012

Introduction to philosophy 
Undergraduate Tutorial, Winter 2011/2012

Introduction to practical philosophy
Undergraduate Tutorial, Summer 20111