Currently, I am Junior-Professor for the Philosophy of Perception and Knowledge and director of the Emmy Noether Research Group “From Perception to Belief and Back Again“. My professorship, as well as my research group, are located at the Department of Philosophy II and the Center for Mind, Brain, and Cognitive Evolution at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
My research interests are in epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of cognition. In epistemology, my research centers on theories of rational reasoning and perception, and the relationship between reasons, epistemic rationality, and epistemic normativity. I also have a research focus on social epistemology, especially, peer disagreement and testimony. My research in the philosophy of science focuses on theories of confirmation, causation and explanatory and systematic power. In the philosophy of cognition, I am interested in theories of representation and, especially, the interface between perception, language, and belief. One particular aim of my research in cognitive science is to bring together traditional topics in epistemology and philosophy of science with recent approaches in cognitive science.