London School of Economics and Political Science


Ph.D., Philosophy, 2005

     Thesis on Mill's Utilitarianism

     Supervisor: Nancy Cartwright

     Examiners: Jonathan Wolff and John Skorupski


B.Sc., Philosophy & Economics, 1998

     First Class Honours, Andrea Mannu Prize

     (best bachelor degree that year in the Dept. of

     Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method)

Scientific Activities

Member of the Bentham Committee (2018-now)
Co-Organiser of ISUS 2018  at KIT (with M. Schefczyk)
Winner of the Bentham Hackathon 2017 (Bentham Project, UCL/Centre for Digital Humanities) with the team 'Bentham's Head' (F. Mackenzie, O. Mattos, C. Schmidt-Petri, C. Small)
Gesellschaft für Utilitarismusstudien e.V.: (German Society for Utilitarian Studies) Executive Vice-President, President, Treasurer (2016-2019, 2020-2021, 2022-2023, respectively)

Journal Work

Managing Editor, Moral Philosophy and Politics (2016-2020)

Member of the Editorial Board, Economics and Philosophy (2010-2015)

Managing Editor, Economics and Philosophy, (10/2002-12/2008)

Editorial Assistant, Mind, (10/2001-10/2002)


Journals: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie; British Journal for the Philosophy of Science; Croatian Journal of Philosophy; Economics and Philosophy; Ergo; Erkenntnis; Ethics and Economics; European Journal for Philosophy of Science; European Journal of Political Theory; History of Economic Ideas; Journal of the History of Philosophy; Journal of Social Philosophy; Moral Philosophy and Politics; Pacific Philosophical Quarterly; Philosophical Studies; Principia; Prolegomena; Rationality, Markets and Morals; Review of Politics; Synthese; Theory and Decision; Utilitas; Vaccine; Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie


Publishers: Oxford University Press; Routledge; Peter Lang; Palgrave Macmillan.


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

--  Lecturer at the secion for Practical Philosophy, 4/2015-now (tenured 4/2017)

-- Temporary Professorship for Philosophical Anthropology, 4/2017-10/2017


Lecturer (Akademischer Rat. a.Z.) at the Chair for Practical Philosophy, 4/2009-3/2015

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Chair for Practical Philosophy, 3/2008 - 3/2009
Temporary Professorship for Practical Philosophy, 10/2007-2/2008
Temporary Lecturer in the Department of

Philosophy, 1/2006-3/2006

Lecturer at the Chair for Economics and Philosophy, Faculty of Economics and Managenemt, 2/2005-10/2007

On leave 1/06-4/06 (Glasgow) and 2/07-10/07 (Paternity leave)


Fellow at the Philosophy, Probability and Modeling Group, 10/2002-2/2005.
 Occasional teaching in the Department of Philosophy.

Research Asisstant to J. Mittelstraß (in his function as President of the Academia Europaea)

University of California, San Diego
Visiting Research Student, summer 2001
Seminars with David Brink, Richard Arneson and Gerald Doppelt