I am a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at University of Tuebingen. My research focuses on the philosophy of Aristotle and Immanuel Kant, and, more broadly, on ancient and modern philosophy. Primarily, I am interested in philosophy of nature, especially in the history and philosophy of biology, but I have also significant interests in metaphysics and epistemology, metaethics and moralpsychology, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of religion. I am author of the monograph Kants Theorie der Biologie (2017) and co-editor of the volume Kant‘s Theory of Biology (2014). At present I am working on a monograph entitled Aristotle on Reproduction and Heredity, and I am writing on a variety of topics in the history and philosophy of biology. I collaborate as author and editor with other scholars in an anthology project Kant on Proofs for the Existence of God and a commentary project Aristotle. Generation of Animals. A Commentary. My work has been supported by generous grants from the Excellence Initiative at my home university (2017), the Weimar Classics Foundation (2013, declined), the German Research Foundation (2017, 2008–2013), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2010, 2006–2007), the German Academic Exchange Service (2004–2005), and the post-graduate funding Baden-Wuerttemberg (2003–2005). I have spent most of my academic life in Tuebingen, a small university town in Southern Germany, apart from being a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago (2004–2005), at Stanford University (2007 and 2005), at UC Berkeley (2009), and at UC San Diego (2009). In summer 2010, I lectured as a Visiting Full Professor at University of Munich. In 2012–2013, I worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Montréal. I hold three degrees in philosophy from the University of Tuebingen (Magistra Artium 2002, excellent; PhD 2006, summa cum laude; Habilitation 2015, venia legendi).

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