Sebastian Schmidt, Dr.

Research

 

Area of specialisation

  • Epistemology

  • (Meta)ethics

 

Area of interest

  • Moral Psychology

  • Animal ethics

  • Later Wittgenstein

  • Ancient Philosophy

Curriculum vitae

10/2015 – 11/2020

Ph.D. in philosophy, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Title: The Problem of Mental Responsibility

 

10/2019 – 11/2020

Assistant, University of Zurich

04/2019 – 07/2019

Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

2015 – 2019

Visiting Graduate Student at UCLA (USA) mentored by P. Hieronymi, CUNY (USA) mentored by D. Papineau, and the University of Reading (UK) mentored by D. Owens.

10/2013 – 09/2015

M.A. in philosophy, FAU-Erlangen-Nuremberg

04/2011 – 03/2014

B.A. in philosophy and German studies

FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Selected publications

 

Rationality and Responsibility

Australasian Philosophical Review 5 (forthcoming in 2021; issue on John Broome's 'Rationality versus Normativity').

 

Why We Should Promote Irrationality

Grazer Philosophische Studien, 94: 605-615, 2017.

 

Können wir uns entscheiden, etwas zu glauben? Zur Möglichkeit und Unmöglichkeit eines doxastischen Willens

Grazer Philosophische Studien, 93: 571-581, 2016.

Responsibility for Attitudes, Object-Given Reasons, and Blame

S. Schmidt & G. Ernst, : The Ethics of Belief and Beyond, London: Routledge: 149-175, 2020.

 

Freier Wille, Personale Identität und epistemische Ungewissheit (with D. Kiesel)

D. Kiesel, D., C. Ferrari: Willensfreiheit, Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann, 221-258, 2019.

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