Credentials: Metaethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind
5142 Helen C. White
Michael holds a BA from the University of Vienna and a BPhil from the University of Oxford. His main areas of interest are meta-ethics and meta-epistemology. He also likes to think about questions in the philosophy of mind and action, especially those that have meta-normative implications. In his BPhil thesis, Michael defended the view that moral understanding cannot be reduced to moral knowledge. He argued that moral understanding, unlike moral knowledge, requires first-personal experience of moral emotions. Apart from philosophy, Michael enjoys rowing, playing the clarinet, and good comedy, both on screen and in conversation with friends.