I specialize in post-Kantian European philosophy. My systematic research interests are in social and political philosophy and aesthetics. My areas of competence include ethics, philosophy of race, and philosophy of biology.

My current research centers on the history of the “philosophy of life” (Lebensphilosophie): from its first systematic formulations in Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, through its main forms at the turn of the twentieth century (Dilthey, Simmel, and Bergson) and in the Weimar Republic, all the way to its entanglement with National Socialism. My research project has two foci: 1) I examine the contribution of philosophy of life t…

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