University of Leeds
Department of Philosophy
Leeds LS2 9JT
2010 to present Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds
2004 to 2010 Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds.
2008-9 Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.
2003-4 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Tulane University.
2001-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. – Member of the Graduate Group of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania (from 2002)
2000/01 Visiting Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, Department of Philosophy
1999 Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York, Department of Philosophy (Fall)
1998/99 Temporary Lecturer at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany, Department of Philosophy
Study of Philosophy, Art History and German Literature at the Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, the Free University Berlin, and Harvard Unversity, Cambridge MA.
“Zwischenprüfung” (undergraduate examination; German equivalent of the B.A.) in Philosophy (1984), Art History (1984), and German Literature (1985): Free University Berlin.
M.A. in Philosophy and German Literature: Free University Berlin 1990. Thesis on ‘Kant's Notion of Autonomy’ ["Kants Autonomiebegriff"].
Ph.D. in Philosophy: Free University Berlin 1999. Supervisors: Ernst Tugendhat and R. Jay Wallace.
Ethics, Metaethics, Theories of Practical Reason, Value Theory, Normative Ethics.
Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Theories of Emotions, Applied Ethics.
2008-9 Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Faculty Fellow
2007 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (SPAWN, Syracuse)
2007 Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Overseas Conference Grant (Pacific APA)
2005 Research leave (autumn), University of Leeds
2003-4 Faculty Fellowship, The Center of Ethics and Public Affairs of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, New Orleans
2000 Visiting Fellowship (Fall), Center for Law and Philosophy, Columbia Law School, New York
2000 Visiting Fellowship (Spring & Summer term), Balliol College, Oxford
1992-93 Grant for Study Abroad (Harvard), Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1991-92 & 1993-94 PhD Funding, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1991 PhD Funding, Senate of Berlin (Jan.-June; then declined in favor of Studienstiftung funding)
- Equality and Diversity Committee, Departmental Representative
- Disabilities Officer
- Library Committee Representative
- Study Abroad Coordinator for Philosophy
- Financial Liason Officer
- Standing Committee
- Director of the Centre for Ethics and Metaethics (CEM): 2006-7, 2009 - present.
- British Society for Ethical Theory (BSET) Officer (since 2005)
- Refereed for Mind, Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Quarterly, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Dialectica, Philosophical Explorations, Oxford University Press, University of California Press.
Conference on Practical Reasons at the Humboldt University Berlin, January 2 - 4, 1998 with financial support from the "Studienstiftung". (Co-organized with Kirsten Endres) Twelve presentations by international scholars, including Rüdiger Bittner, Joseph Raz, Michael Smith, and Jay Wallace.
Conference on Practical Reasons at the Humboldt University Berlin, April 9 - 11, 1999 with financial support from the "Studienstiftung". (Co-organized with Kirsten Endres)
One-day workshop on The Metaphysics of Value, Leeds University, 14 May 2005. Papers by Jay Wallace, Ralph Wedgwood, James Lenman, and me. (Co-organized with Andy McGonigal)
One-day workshop on Practical Reasons, Leeds University, May 6, 2006. Papers by Niko Kolodny, Joseph Raz, and Seiriol Morgan.
One-day internal Ethics Workshop, June 9, 2007, Leeds Philosophy Department.
One-day Metaethics Workshop, November 24, 2007, Leeds Philosophy Department. Papers by Wlodek Rabinowicz, Nadeem Hussain, and Kent Hurtig. (Co-organized with Gerald Lang)
One-day workshop on Values and Reasons, 17th May 2008, Leeds, Centre for Ethics and Metaethics (CEM). Speakers: Daniel Elstein, Tim Mulgan, Jussi Suikkanen, Pekka Vayrynen (Co-organized with Gerald Lang)
Conference on Themes from the Ethics of Bernard Williams, 30 June - 2 July 2009, Leeds, Centre for Ethics and Metaethics (CEM). Speakers: J. Broome, S. Broadie, J. Dancy, P. Pettit, J. Raz, S. Scheffler, M. Smith, J. Wallace, S. Wolf; Commentators: R. Crisp, D. Enoch, A. Hills, B. Hooker, G. Lang, J. Lenman, E. Mason, M. Ridge, R. Wedgwood. (Co-organized with Gerald Lang) - For further information, click here.
Conference on Theoretical and Practical Reasons, 24-25 June 2010, Leeds, Centre for Ethics and Metaethics. Speakers: Selim Berker, Daniel Elstein, Stephen Kearns, Anna-Sara Malmgren, Kieran Setiya, Nishi Shah, Daniel Star, Sergio Tenenbaum. For further information, click here.