My current research focuses on the philosophy of psychiatry. I am especially interested in the relationship between the explanation and classification of mental disorders.
Other areas of interest include general philosophy of science (explanation and reduction, theory structure and conceptual change) as well as philosophy of the special sciences (psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physics, and, lately, biology and genetics); moral and positive psychology; the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language and epistemology; Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.
When not sitting behind my desk, wrestling with abstract arguments, I am usually out there amongst the dolphins, surfing any kind of wave the Pacific Ocean would throw at me.
Before coming to Sydney as a full-time PhD student, I received my M.Phil. in Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.