I am a research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Berne. My research and teaching is driven by a strong interest in methodology, especially in methods of concept formation, argumentation, justification and rational decision. Philosophical methods, as I understand them, can not only be applied to philosophical questions, but also be put to effective use in many other contexts as means for analysing and reconstructing concepts, claims, debates and decisions.
The specific projects I have been working on cover a broad range of topics addressing questions in epistemology, philosophy and history of logic, argumentation theory, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, symbol theory and metaethics. Currently the focus of my research is the project Reflective Equilibrium – Reconception and Application, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
I am currently a ITZ-fellow at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology.