I am a researcher and lecturer at the Philosophy Department of the University of Graz, Austria. Previously, I also worked at the University of Tokyo (where I will soon return to as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow) and at the College of Charleston.
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 objectivism, the evolution of morality, and moral judgements’ relation to emotions).
Further research interests include basic needs, distributive justice, environmental ethics and the philosophy of Albert Camus.
My articles have been published in journals such as Synthese, Inquiry and Review of Philosophy and Psychology. Most of them can be downloaded at Publications.
I have also written two books, both published by Routledge: "A Philosophical Perspective on Folk Moral Objectivism" (2022) and “Moral Reality and the Empirical Sciences” (2018).
I am on Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and PhilPeople. 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. When I travel I sometimes take pictures. A selection of pictures can be found here.