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  • Julius Schoenherr


I’m an assistant professor in philosophy at Peking University, specializing in moral psychology, philosophy of cognitive science, and normative ethics. My research revolves around the mental and moral foundations of human cooperation.

I received my PhD from the University of Maryland. I have a master’s degree from the Humboldt University in Berlin where I studied philosophy and theology.

My current research is focused on the normative significance of negative emotions, especially as these emotions relate to forgiveness and the rationality of grief. My other research project is entitled “Blameless Criticism”. The overall goal of the project is to specify adequate emotional responses to permissible, but morally suboptimal behavior.


Research interests: Moral psychology, the emotions, social psychology, normative ethics, philosophy of cognitive science



2019 PhD Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park 

2012 M.A. Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin

2010 B.A. Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin


Selected Publications:

  1. Beyond ‘Interaction’: How to Understand Social Effects on Social Cognition. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 70(1), 27-52. (2019) (Editor’s choice) (With Evan Westra)
  2. When Forgiveness Comes Easy. The Journal of Value Inquiry. Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 513–528. (2019) (APA’s Marc Sanders graduate student prize)
  3. Lucky joint action, Philosophical Psychology, 32:1, 123-142. (2018)
  4. Still Lives for Headaches: A reply to Dorsey and Voorhoeve. Utilitas, 30 (2):209-218. (2018)
  5. What’s so Special About Interaction in Social Cognition?. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 8(2), 181-198. (2017)


Website: juliusschoenherr.com

Email: schoenherrjulius@gmail.com