Welcome!

I am a post-doc researcher and lecturer at the Philosophy Department of the University of Graz, Austria. Before that, I was visiting the Psychology Department of the College of Charleston on an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund.

My main areas of research are metaethics and moral psychology. In particular, I am interested in the validity and metaethical relevance of empirical studies on morality (such as studies on folk moral realism, the evolution of morality, and moral judgements’ relation to emotions).

Further research interests include the philosophy of Albert Camus, intergenerational justice, environmental ethics, and basic needs.

My articles have been published in journals such as SyntheseReview of Philosophy and Psychology, and Journal of Value Inquiry. Most of them can be downloaded at Publications.

Recently, I have also finished a book which is published by Routledge, entitled “Moral Reality and the Empirical Sciences”. Details about this book can be found at the publisher’s webpage.

I am on Google ScholarResearchGateAcademia.edu, and philpapers. You can reach me at thomas_poelzler(at)uni-graz.at.

Besides philosophy, I like travelling, soccer, table tennis, hiking, literature, music, TV shows and films.