Michael W. Schmidt

Dr. Michael W. Schmidt

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Philosophy of mobility and mobility futures
  • Methodology (reflective equilibrium)
  • Epistemology (understanding as epistemic concept)
  • Political philosophy (John Rawls, public reason, human rights, utopianism)

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Professional background

seit 2020 Member of scientific staff at ITAS
2018 Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, KIT
2017 - 2018 Scientific staff, Department für Philosophie, KIT
2015 - 2017 Research assistant, Department für Philosophie, KIT
2014 - 2020 Doctoral student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, KIT
2010 - 2012 Mentor for Europäische Kultur und Ideengeschichte, KIT

Selected publications

Schmidt, Michael W.
Das Überlegungsgleichgewicht als Lebensform: Versuch zu einem vertieften Verständnis der durch John Rawls bekannt gewordenen Rechtfertigungsmethode. Paderborn: Brill, Mentis, 2022.
doi: 10.30965/9783969752500

Brändle, Claudia; Schmidt, Michael W.
Autonomous Driving and Public Reason: A Rawlsian Approach. Philosophy & Technology, August 21, 2021.
doi: 10.1007/s13347-021-00468-1

Schmidt, Michael W.
Sidgwick, Reflective Equilibrium and the Triviality Charge. In: Utility, Progress, and Technology: Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies, edited by Michael Schefczyk and Christoph Schmidt-Petri, 247, 2021.
doi: 10.5445/IR/1000138085

Schmidt, Michael; Wendland, Michael (eds.)
Der wunderbare florentinische Geist. Einblicke in die Kultur und Ideengeschichte des Rinascimento. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing, 2011.
doi: 10.5445/KSP/1000023908

Publications


2022
Presentations
Frigo, G.; Milchram, C.; Poznic, M.; Schmidt, M.; Hillerbrand, R.
An Ethical Assessment of Digital Mobility Transitions: Perspectives from Care Ethics
2022. 5th European Technology Assessment Conference (ETAC5 2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, July 25–27, 2022 
Schmidt, M. W.
Reflective Equilibrium and Reasonable Comprehensive Doctrines
2022. Workshop: The Right and the Good in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice, Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR), University of Pretoria, South Africa (2022), Online, October 4, 2022 
Schmidt, M. W.
The Conceptual Core of the Method of Reflective Equilibrium
2022. 11. GAP: Philosophie & Öffentlichkeit, Kongress der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (2022), Berlin, Germany, September 12–15, 2022 
2021
Conference Papers
Schmidt, M. W.
Sidgwick, Reflective Equilibrium and the Triviality Charge
2021. Utility, Progress, and Technology: Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies Ed.: M. Schefczyk, Michael [Hrsg.]; C. Schmidt-Petri, 247–258, KIT Scientific Publishing Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Presentations
Brändle, C.; Schmidt, M. W.
Autonomous Driving and Public Reason: A Rawlsian Approach
2021. CEPE/IACAP Joint Conference: The Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, (2021), Online, July 5–9, 2021 
Brändle, C.; Schmidt, M.
Autonomous Driving and Public Reason: A Rawlsian Approach
2021. Embedding AI in Society online symposium - part of the R. L. Rabb Science and Society Symposium (2021), Online, February 18–19, 2021 
Poznic, M.; Schmidt, M.
Understanding transport systems: Different perspectives on the Cologne Stadtbahn
2021. 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: Technological Imaginaries (SPT 2021), Online, June 28–30, 2021 
Rechnitzer, T.; Schmidt, M.
Reflective equilibrium is enough: Against the need for pre-selecting “considered judgments”
2021, June 11. 11th Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, organized by CEPS, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (2021), Online, June 9–11, 2021 
Schmidt, M.
Highway Blues? Autonomous Driving, Hitchhiking & The Duty to Rescue
2021. Budapest Workshop on Philosophy of Technology (BudPT 2021), Budapest, Hungary, December 9–10, 2021