Department of Philosophy and the College
Matthias Haase is an analytic moral philosopher, whose research interests include the philosophy of mind, action theory, ethics, and metaphysics. In his dissertation, “Conceptual Capacities,” he investigates claims relating to conceptual thinking and social practice. His more recent articles address the problem of interiority and addressing oneself (in reflection, argument, prayer, etc.).
He is also a scholar with the University’s Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life project, which brings together philosophers, social scientists, and religious thinkers to examine the role of self-transcendence and self-transcendent goods in meaningful lives. Previously, he was a co-director of the DFG Netzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln (Practical Thought and Good Action) project.
Haase earned his MA from the Freie Universität Berlin and a PhD from the Universität Potsdam. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh and a visiting fellow at Harvard University. He was also an assistant professor at the Philosophisches Seminar at the Universität Basel. Most recently, he was an assistant professor at the Universität Leipzig.