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Christian Piller



After my first jobs in Graz and in Innsbruck, I went to the US and received my PhD from Princeton. My journey back seems to have been permanently interrupted by my time here at York. After starting out with epistemology and turning, via decision theory, to ethics, I am now (in some of my work) moving back to epistemology. 

Departmental roles

  • Chair of Board of Examiners
  • Disability officer
  • Member of the Department Research Committee.

University roles

  • Member of a working group tasked with implementing recommendations regarding the School of PPE. 



I am working in ethics (theoretical and applied), in reasons and rationality, and in epistemology.  I know a bit about the formal side of ethics and epistemology. Outside of my core areas, I have also played a role in supervising students in political philosophy.



  • Moral Philosophy Pathway
  • Epistemic Normativity
  • Topics in Politics, Philosophy and Economics


  • Topics in Practical Philosophy
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Contact details

Dr Christian Piller
Senior Lecturer

Tel: 01904 323261

External activities


  • European Epistemology Network
  • European Normativity Network
  • Formal Ethics Group

Editorial duties

  • Grazer Philosophische Studien