I am currently a scientific collaborator at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), where I have started working after defending my PhD thesis at the Université de Fribourg in November 2021. In Fribourg, I worked and taught at the chair for modern and contemporary philosophy from 2015 to 2021. Intermittently, I left this position to spend the academic year 2019/20 as visiting scholar at Columbia University, sponsored by Prof. C. Peacocke and financed by grant I obtained from the SNSF. After my time in Fribourg, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the project "Being without Foundations" at the University of Lucerne, where I also led a project with four collaborators on the history of Swiss philosophy.
I integrate systematic and historical research to develop my own philosophical views. I specialise in 17th-century Rationalism, 18th-century German Schulphilosophie, Kant, and German Idealism. In my dissertation, I take my lead from Descartes, Baumgarten, and Kant to argue that substantive metaphysics makes an ineliminable contribution to our mind’s cognitive relation to objects in perceptual and modal thought.
In August 2023, I will return to academic research and start working on a project on Kant. In it, I will develop a 'Meinongian' reading of Kant, according to which he systematically relies on an ontology of non-existent objects to explain existence, modal thought, and thoughts about non-existent entities. This research project is financed by the SNSF and will permit me to spend a year at Princeton University and a year at the Humboldt Universität Berlin.