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Marius Baumann, Dr. des.

Academic director


Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Room: M212
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 21 80 - 60 82

Office hours:
Wednesday 16:00-18:00 (and on appointment)

Academic Positions 

2021 - heute
Zentrum für Ethik und Philosophie in der Praxis (ZEPP), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE), Academic Director

Frühjahr 2020
London School of Economics (UK), Visiting Researcher

2019 - 2021
Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE), Interim Academic Director

2018 - 2021
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE), Postdoctoral Researcher


Universität Bern (CH), PhD in Philosophy

Frühjahr 2016
Reading University (UK), Visiting Research Fellow

Herbst 2015
Brown University (USA), Visiting Research Fellow

Universität Bern (CH), MA in Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy

Universität Zürich (CH), BA in Philosophy and German Literature and Linguistics


  • Forthcoming: Moral Underdetermination and a New Skeptical Challenge. Synthese
  • 2021: No Fact of the Matter: The Case of Dirty Hands. Metaphilosophy. Special Issue Metatheories of Disagreement
  • 2021: In Search of the Trinity: A Dilemma for Parfit’s Conciliatory Project. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
  • 2019: Consequentializing and Underdetermination. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 97(3):511-527
  • 2018: Parfit, Convergence, and Underdetermination. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 13(3):191-221

Refereed Talks


  • Universität Salzburg (AU)
    VII. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie
    „Punching Down – A Matter of Morals, not Humour“
  • Central European University (HU)
    2nd Polemo Symposium
    „Punching Down – A Matter of Morals, not Humour“


  • Universität Köln (DE)
    10th Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy
    „A New Position in Metaethics“
  • University of Oxford (UK)
    92nd Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association Postgraduate Session
    „A New Position in Metaethics“


  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE)
    9th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9)
    „Is There a Fact of the Matter to the Dirty Hands Debate?“
  • Singapore National Technological University (SGP)                                                                                         Neutrality: Reasons, Values, and Times                                                                                                    „Consequentializing – A New Interpretation"
  • Stockholms Universitet (SE)
    5th Stockholm Graduate Conference
    „Ist There a Fact of the Matter to the Dirty Hands Debate?“


  • University of Edinburgh (UK)                                                                                                                       Foundations of Normativity
    „Parfit, Disagreement, and the Underdetermination of Moral Theories“
  • Universiteit Utrecht (NL)                                                                                                                                       Objectivity in Ethics
    „Does Parfit's Convergence Argument for Moral Realism Backfire?“


  • Universität Osnabrück (DE)
    9th Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP9)
    „Die Unterbestimmtheit normativer Moraltheorien“
  • University of Manchester (UK)
    Open Minds X
    „Consequentializing and Underdetermination“
  • British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA)                                                                                              Annual Conference
    „The Underdetermination of Moral Theorie"

Areas of Interest

normative ethics, metaethics, political philosophy, liberalism, philosophy of science