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|PhD., Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
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Research/ Teaching InterestsI have taught German 101, 102, and 203, as well as classes on different areas of and topics in philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, and death.
My research focuses on philosophy of mind (especially perception) and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. I am also interested in philosophy of language and clinical linguistics.
I am from Unna, a city in the Ruhr Valley in Germany, close to Dortmund and Cologne. Before coming to the US, I studied German, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. My M.A. thesis explored the influence of a word class (adjectives) on aphasic symptoms. In 2002, I moved to Baltimore to study Philosophy in the Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University. My dissertation deals with the philosophy of perception and is called "What Non-conceptual Content Should Be." I moved to Greensboro in 2007.
Selected Professional Achievements
- Der Adjektivgebrauch bei Aphasien (The Use of Adjectives in Aphasia). Klinische Linguistik, Vol.9. Ed. E. Bülow. Münster, Germany: LIT 2002.
- "The Doctrine of Subjective Space as a Precondition for the Distinction between Sensibility and Understanding." In Rethinking Kant, Vol. 2, ed. P. Muchnik, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010.