Research

My main research interests are in moral psychology and empirically informed metaethics. I am interested in whether and how we can bring empirical data from diverse disciplines such as social psychology, neuroscience or cognitive science to bear on questions of normative and/or metaethical interests, and what the limits of this approach are.

I am the principal investigator of the ERC-funded project The Enemy of the Good. Towards a Theory of Moral Progress (PROGRESS, 2019-2024). In this project, my team and I will develop an empirically informed, conceptually sophisticated, and normatively satisfying account of what moral progress is, how it works, which institutions are required to sustain it, and whether there are any meaningful limits to how much progress can be achieved.