Work in academia

  • since 07/2017 Long-term visitor at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics
  • since 11/2015 Principal Investigator, DFG-funded research grant The Metaphysics of Induction, University of Konstanz
  • 07/2015-10/2015 Visiting Scholar at Western University in London, ON
  • 11/2013-05/2015 Postdoctoral Researcher at the NWO-Project What is Really Possible, University of Konstanz
  • 10/2010-03/2012 Assistant Lecturer at the University of Münster
  • 04/2009-09/2010 Assistant Lecturer at the Center for Philosophy of Science Münster
  • 10/2007-03/2011 Teaching assignments at the Philosophical Seminar of the University of Münster and at the Center for Philosophy of Science
  • 10/2007-09/2009 Graduate Assistant at the Leibniz Research Center Münster
  • 02/2002-01/2006 Student Assistant at the Leibniz Research Center Münster

Work outside academia

  • 07/2012-10/2013 Trainee at the Center for Science and Research Management Speyer
  • 07/2013-09/2013 Transfer Project at the Technical University Darmstadt, Department 1: Structure and Strategy


  • 04/2007-12/2011 PhD student in Münster and Cologne
  • 10/2001-10/2006 Studies (Magister) in Philosophy, Psychology and Communication Sciences at the University of Münster.
  • Secondary School: Heinrich Heine-Gymnasium Oberhausen

Invited Talks

  • Varieties of Justification – How (Not) to Solve the Problem of Induction. University of Utrecht, February 20, 2018
  • No Time for Powers. Workshop “It’s About Time” University of Bonn, November 10-11, 2017
  • Criticising the Canon – Teresa of Ávila and Descartes’ Meditationes. Lecture Series “Philosophical Salon”. University of Münster, November 8, 2017
  • No Time for Powers. Workshop “Modally Rich Metaphysical Landscapes”, Jagiellonian University
    Krakow, June 9-10, 2017
  • Inferences to and from Necessary Connections. Workshop “Causality and Laws”,  University of Konstanz, November 4, 2015
  • An (even) Better Best System Account of Natural Laws. Lunch lecture series, University of Utrecht, April 8, 2014
  • Tensed Laws, Non-Eternalist Humeanism and Justification of Induction. Workshop “Humeanism and its Critics”, University of Cologne, June 21, 2014

Submitted Talks – Selection

  • No Time for Powers. ECAP 2017, LMU Munich
  • Induction and Necessary Connections in Scientific Practice. CSHPS 2017, Ryerson University
  • No Time for Powers. IAPT 2017, Gargagno
  • Induction and Necessary Connections in Scientific Practice. SILFS 2017, University of Bologna
  • In Defence of Randomised Controlled Trials. BSPS 2016, Cardiff University
  • In Defence of Randomised Controlled Trials. CSHPS 2016, University of Calgary
  • I Tensed the Laws and the Laws Won – Non-eternalist Humeanism. IAPT 2016, Wake Forest University
  • I Tensed the Laws and the Laws Won – Non-eternalist Humeanism. CPA 2016, University of Calgary
  • Was kann man von einem Goldstandard erwarten? Schlüsse in randomisierten klinischen Studien. DGPPN 2016, Berlin
  • The Metaphysics of Induction. GAP.9 2015, University of Osnabrück
  • Don’t Explode the Mosaic! The Better Best Systems Account and the Problem of Arbitrary Languages. SILFS 2014, University Roma III
  • Open Future Humeanism and Tensed Laws. SPS 2014, University Lille III

Teaching: selection of independently taught seminars

  • Scientific Realism
  • Forgotten Philosophers? Neglected Philosophies? (Together with Dr. Amber L. Griffioen)
  • The Problem of Induction
  • Saul Kripke: Naming and Necessity
  • Theories of Causation
  • Science, Non-Science, Pseudo-Science: The Demarcation Problem
  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
  • Qué será, será – is Determinism true?
  • Paul Boghossian: Fear of Knowledge
  • David Hume: Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • The Problem of Theory Choice and Astronomy’s Conversion to Copernicanism.
  • Theories of Laws of Nature
  • Theory-ladenness of Observation
  • Contemporary Accounts of Free Will