Michael Walschots

Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow

Seminar for Philosophy

Martin Luther University

Halle (Saale), Germany


I'm currently a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Before coming to Halle, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and from 2016 to 2018 I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Starting in 2023, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Mainz, Germany, where I'll be a part of the project: 'Rethinking Enlightenment: The Reception of John Locke in Germany'

My research focuses on issues in meta-ethics and moral psychology in eighteenth-century German and British philosophy. I am particularly interested in the writings of Christian Wolff, Immanuel Kant, Francis Hutcheson, and Adam Smith, and a number of my publications have sought to better understand Kant’s ethics by placing him in dialogue with his eighteenth-century British and German predecessors.

When I’m not reading and writing about philosophy I’m either cooking, baking, or going on adventures with my wife and son.

On this site you’ll find information about my Books, Research, Publications, Teaching, as well as a copy of my CV .

You can also find me on PhilPapers, Academia.edu, and Google Scholar, but this site will always contain the most up-to-date information about my research and teaching.

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