Research

I am interested in (meta)metaphysics and (meta)ontology, especially in topics such as: Are there composite objects (e. g. tables and chairs), or merely simple particles? Is answering such ontological questions hard or easy? Do they even have objective, determinate answers?

Furthermore, I like the philosophy of language (indexicals and demonstratives) and Kant’s theoretical philosophy – especially the Second Antinomy of the first Critique, which deals with the divisibility of matter.

Publications

  • forthcoming: Metasemantics, Intentions and Circularity. Synthese (with Lukas Lewerentz).Link via Publisher

Talks

  • 2017: Quantification and Metaontological Deflationism. European Congress for Analytic Philosophy 9, München.
  • 2016: Referential Intentions and the Metasemantics of Demonstratives. 1st Context, Cognition and Communication Conference, Warsaw (with Lukas Lewerentz).
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  • 2016: Frege versus Kaplan on Indexicals. 4th Seoul Philosophy Graduate Conference; 6th Humboldt/King’s Joint Graduate Workshop in Philosophy, Berlin.
  • 2015: Keep it simple! Intentions in the Metasemantics of Demonstratives. Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy 2015 (with Lukas Lewerentz)
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