Jakob Ohlhorst


I mostly work on epistemology. My thesis aims to connect epistemic virtues with epistemic entitlements for which we have no evidence. Beyond that, I have dabbled in deontic logic, the philosophy of psychology, and the debate about relativism.


“How to tragically deceive yourself.” Les ateliers de l’éthique/The Ethics Forum. Vol. 13. No. 2, 2018. doi: 10.7202/1059499ar

Some Talks

8. 2019, “Trust responsibly”, 2019 AHRC DTP Conference on “Trust and Truth”, University of Cambridge, UK.

7. 2019, “Is there a problem of demarcation for hinges?”, 2nd Hinge Epistemology Conference, Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France.

11. 2018, “The certainties of delusion”, Belief, Imagination, and Delusion, University of Birmingham, UK.

10. 2017, “What deceiving oneself hinges on”, Self-Deception what it is and what it is worth, University of Basel, Switzerland.

6. 2016, “Luminosity in a Forced-March”, 6th Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference (EGEC), University of Edinburgh, UK.


Together with my Supervisor Sven Bernecker and my marvellous colleague Lisa Benossi I also organised the conference Fürwahrhalten – Return of the Kantians at the University of Cologne in May 2019.