R. Jay Wallace




Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Judy Chandler Webb Distinguished Chair. He works in moral philosophy, with interests that extend to all parts of the subject (including its history), and to such allied areas as political philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of action. His research has focused on responsibility, moral psychology, and the theory of practical reason. Recently he has written on promising, normativity, constructivism, resentment, hypocrisy, love, and regret and affirmation (among other topics). He is the author of Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments (Harvard, 1994), Normativity and the Will (Oxford, 2006), and The View from Here (Oxford, 2013). Current research projects include a study of the relational elements in moral thought and practice (working title: The Moral Nexus). His Berkeley website is here.

Jan received his PhD in philosophy from Humboldt-University in 2012. His research focuses on issues in normative ethics and on questions concerning reasons and rationality. He wrote his PhD thesis on moral particularism and is currently working on the „numbers problem“ in normative ethics. For more information, visit his personal website. 

Felix Koch

Felix Koch works in ethics, metanormative theory, and political and legal philosophy. He also has interests in aesthetics and in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2012. For the duration of the Einstein Ethics project, he is on leave from the Free University Berlin. See here for his faculty website.

Daniele Bruno

Daniele is a doctoral student at Humboldt University since 2015. His research interests are in normative ethics and metaethics. He is working on a PhD project on promissory obligation. For more information, visit his personal website.

Francesca Bunkenborg



Francesca began her doctoral work at Humboldt University in the fall of 2017. Her research is primarily in metaethics, with occasional forays into normative ethics and epistemology. She also has interests in deontic logic and methodological questions in feminist philosophy. For more information, visit her personal website.

Nadja Winning




student assistant