Dr. Jean Moritz Müller

Deputy professorship in practical philosophy

Tübingen University
Philosophical Seminar
Bursagasse 1, Room No. 320
D - 72070 Tübingen

Tel: 07071/ 29-74345
jean-moritz.muellerspam prevention@philosophsem.uni-tuebingen.de

Consultation hours: Thu. 3 - 4 p.m. with appointment by email

Main research

Philosophy of mind (esp. emotions, mental attitudes, intentionality)

Metaethics (esp. reasons, rationality)


since 2023: Deputy professor, Chair of practical philosophy, University of Tübingen

2017: Postdoc, Université de Fribourg

2016 – 2023: Research Associate (post doc), University of Bonn

2015 – 2016: Research Associate (post doc), University of Tübingen

2014 – 2015: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester

2014: PhD Philosophy, University of Manchester



•    (2019) The World-Directedness of Emotional Feeling: On Affect and Intentionality. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reviews and discussion:

  • The Philosophical Quarterly, review by Jonathan Mitchell 
  • The Review of Metaphysics, review by Rick A. Furtak
  • Emotion Review, symposium with commentaries by Ronald de Sousa, Rick A. Furtak, Agnes Moors, Kevin Mulligan, Rainer Reisenzein and Philipp Schmidt, with a précis and replies 

Journal articles and book contributions

  • (forthcoming). "I Feel You: Toward a Schelerian Conception of Empathy". In T. Petraschka & C. Werner (eds.). Empathy's Role in Understanding Persons, Literature, and Art. London: Routledge.
  • (forthcoming) “Which Emotional Behaviors Are Actions?”. In A. Scarantino (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory. London/New York: Routledge. (with Hong Yu Wong)
  • (forthcoming). “In Defense of the Content-Priority View of Emotion”. Dialectica.
  • (2023) "Motivating Reasons, Responses and the Taking Condition". Philosophical Explorations. doi.org/10.1080/13869795.2023.2172202 (online first)
  • (2022) “Knowing Value and Acknowledging Value”. Inquiry. (Special issue: "Philosophy of Emotion: Phenomenology of Value", eds. J. Mitchell & J. Smith) doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2022.2126150 (online first)
  • (2022). “Sympathy, Interpersonal Awareness and Acknowledgment”. Topoi 41(5), 849-858. (Issue: "The Role of Emotions in Epistemic Practices and Communities", eds. L. Candiotto & J. Slaby)
  • (2022). “Apprehending Value, Position-Taking and the Manifest Image of Emotion: Responses to Commentators”. Emotion Review 14(4), 279-287.
  • (2022). “The World-Directedness of Emotional Feeling: Affective Intentionality and Position-Taking” (Précis of The World-Directedness of Emotional Feeling). Emotion Review 14(4), 244-253.
  • (2022). “Minimal Rationality: Structural or Reasons-Responsive?”. In C. Tappolet, J. Deonna & F. Teroni (eds). Festschrift for Ronald de Sousa. Geneva: Swiss Center for Affective Sciences. www.unige.ch/cisa/related-sites/ronald-de-sousa/assets/pdf/M%C3%BCller_Paper.pdf
  • (2021) “The Spontaneity of Emotion”. European Journal of Philosophy 29(4), 1060-1078. 
  • (2021) “Perceptualism and the Epistemology of Normative Reasons”. Synthese 199(1-2), 3557–3586
  • (2020) “Response-Dependent Normative Properties and the Epistemic Account of Emotion”. Journal of Value Inquiry 54(3), 355-364.
  • (2020) “Dietrich von Hildebrand“. In T. Szanto & H. Landweer (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion. London/New York: Routledge, 114-122.
  • (2018) “Emotion as Position-Taking”. Philosophia 46 (3), 525-540. (Special issue: "Philosophy of Emotions", ed. A. Ben-Ze'ev)  
  • (2017) "How (Not) to Think of Emotions as Evaluative Attitudes". Dialectica 71(2), 281–308.
  • (2011) “Emotion, Wahrnehmung, evaluative Erkenntnis”. In J. Slaby, A. Stephan, H. Walter & S. Walter (eds.). Affektive Intentionalität: Beiträge zur welterschließenden Funktion der menschlichen Gefühle. Mentis, Paderborn, 110-127. (“Emotion, Perception, Evaluative Knowledge”, in German)
  • (2009) “Phänomenologie der Gefühle: Einleitung”. In S. Döring (ed.). Philosophie der Gefühle. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 363-368. (“Phenomenology of Emotion: Introduction”, in German.) (with Sabine Döring)
  • (2009) “Philosophie der Gefühle und empirische Wissenschaft: Einleitung”. In S. Döring (ed.). Philosophie der Gefühle. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 295-301. (“Philosophy of Emotion and Empirical Science: Introduction”, in German.) (with Sabine Döring)

Reviews and entries in encyclopedias

  • (2022) Emotion as Feeling Towards Value: A Theory of Emotional Experience, by Jonathan Mitchell (Oxford University Press 2021). Mind. doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzac024 (online first) (with Sabine Döring)
  • (2020) Emotions, Values and Agency, by Christine Tappolet (Oxford University Press 2016). The Philosophical Quarterly 70(280), 647-650.
  • (2016) Emotion and Value, by Sabine Roeser & Cain Todd (eds.) (Oxford University Press 2014). Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 19(4), 1069-1071.
  • (2015) “Computermodell des Geistes” (computational model of the mind, 2000 words), “Künstliche Intelligenz” (artificial intelligence, 2000 words), “Alltagspsychologie” (common sense psychology, 500 words), “Anomaler Monismus” (anomalous monism, 500 words), “Anpassungsrichtung” (direction of fit, 500 words), “Antiindividualismus” (anti-individualism, 500 words), “Computer” (computer, 500 words), “Computationalismusthese” (computationalism, 500 words), “Chinesisches Zimmer” (Chinese Room, 500 words), “Eliminativismus” (eliminativism, 500 words), “Emergenz” (emergence, 500 words), “Epiphänomenalismus“ (epiphenomenalism, 500 words), “Externalismus” (externalism, 500 words), “funktionale Einstellung“ (design stance, 300 words), “Individualismus” (individualism, 500 words), “intentionale Einstellung” (intentional stance, 500 words), “intentionales System” (intentional system, 350 words), “Internalismus” (internalism, 500 words), “physikalische Einstellung” (physical stance, 250 words), “Symbolverarbeitung“ (symbol processing, 400 words). In C. Demmerling & P. Stekeler-Weithofer (eds.). Sprachphilosphie. (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK) Online.) Berlin, Boston: DeGruyter.