I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago’s department of philosophy, advised by Candace Vogler, Matthias Haase, Matthew Boyle and Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh).

My main areas of research are Kant, ethics and philosophy of law. In addition, I have a strong interest in post-Kantian German philosophy through Marx and social philosophy. Before moving to Chicago, I read law at the University of Cambridge and politics, philosophy and law at King’s College London.

Research

I am currently working on two long-term projects: the first is an interpretation of the practical purpose of moral philosophy in Kant, which I argue is best understood as therapeutic; the second is an account of the relation between epistemic and action-guiding norms in law. Drafts of work in progress and forthcoming articles are available on request.

Teaching

My primary teaching area is practical philosophy (both systematic and historical). For a selection of both introductory and advanced classes in my teaching areas you can find some sample syllabi below.

Curriculum Vitae

LAURENZ S. RAMSAUER
Curriculum Vitae (updated August 2023)

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Contact

LAURENZ S. RAMSAUER

Department of Philosophy
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
lramsauer@uchicago.edu

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