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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy/Ethics

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt

Thomas Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt

Office: Unter den Linden 6, room 3043

Phone: +49 30 2093-2763, Fax: +49 30 2093-7438

Office hours during the lecture period:
wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 13:00 pm (digital)
(please notify the Administrative Office in advance)

 

CV (.pdf)

   

Research Interests

Normative ethics: deontology, moral principles, ethical pluralism; foundational problems of practical philosophy: objectivity, normativity, practical reasons and practical reason, moral epistemology, moral responsibility

Vita

Studied philosophy, mathematics, physics and economics at Göttingen and Oxford. PhD in philosophy (Göttingen, 1998). Habilitation in philosophy (Göttingen University, 2005). Since 2006 professor of philosophy at Humboldt University, Berlin. Visiting posts and fellowships at various universities, including St Andrews (UK), Münster and Zurich.

Publications (selection)

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

“Accounting for Moral Conflicts”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2016), pp. 9-19. (pdf)

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

“How to Understand the Problem of Moral Luck”, in: B. Kahmen/M. Stepanians (eds.), Causation and Responsibility: Critical Essays, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter 2013, pp. 299-310. (pdf)

“Vom Allgemeinen zum Einzelfall. Die orientierende Funktion moralischer Prinzipien”, Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 66/4 (2012), pp. 513–538. (pdf)

“Evolutionäre Erklärungen von Moral und die Autonomie der Ethik”, in: Th. Schmidt/T. Tarkian (eds.), Naturalismus in der Ethik. Perspektiven und Grenzen, Paderborn: mentis 2011, pp. 87–107.

“Die Herausforderung des ethischen Relativismus”, in: G. Ernst (ed.), Moralischer Relativismus, Paderborn: mentis 2009, pp. 117–137. (pdf)

(see also philpapersfor a complete list, see CV)

Talks (selection)

Three Roles of Reasons“, Department of Philosophy, HU Berlin (21 April 2021); Cyprus Metaethics Workshop (keynote talk), University of Cyprus (26 May 2021)

Oughts, Reasons, and Normative Transmission“, Department of Philosophy, Universität Lund (05 November 2020); Department of Philosophy, University of Bern (04 March 2021)

Moral Obligation, Moral Reasons, and Supererogation“, Berlin-Bern-Zürich Workshop Ethische Theorie, Ethik-Zentrum, University of Zürich (28 March 2019); Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, University of Wollongong (11 July 2019); Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus, Nikosia (16 September 2019); Conference De-Moralizing Ethical Theory, ACU Rome (03 October 2019); Institute of Philosophy, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul (07 October 2019); School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, University of St Andrews (13 November 2019); Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University (27 February 2020)

Ethical Pluralism, Determinacy, and Normative Unity“, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University (25 February 2020)

“Acting in Accordance with Duty, Acting from Duty, and the Categorical Imperative”, Philosophical Society, Lund University (02 October 2018); Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg (06 November 2018); Ethik-Zentrum, Universität Zürich (25 March 2019); School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, University of St Andrews (15 November 2019)

“Moral Equivalence Judgements”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (11 October 2017); Ethik-Zentrum, University of Zürich (9 April 2018); research colloquium on practical philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern (12 April 2018); Summer Institute on Practical Normativity: Reasons, Princeton University (05 August 2018); Workshop Reflective Equilibrium, University of Bern (25 January 2020) (handout)

“Warum sind falsche Lügen falsch?”, Ethik-Konversationen, Munich Center for Ethics, LMU Munich (28 June 2018) (handout)

(for a list of more talks, see CV)