I am Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg where I teach ethics, social, and political philosophy. In my research I focus on questions surrounding blame and responsibility and on questions surrounding the right to privacy. Since October 2021 I am PI of the research project The Sense of Responsibility Worth Worrying About funded by the Austrian Science Fund (project P 34851-G).

After studying Philosophy, Psychology, and German Language and Literature at the University of Freiburg and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, I wrote my PhD thesis on moral blame at the Department of Philosophy at Humboldt-University of Berlin. I spent a term at the University of Oxford in 2014. From February 2016 till September 2017, I was Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (lecturer) at the University of Lübeck where I set up a philosophy program for non-philosophy students. Since October 2017 I work at the University of Salzburg where I received the Excellence in Teaching Award 2019 and the International Main Award for Science & Research 2021 (here is a short film about my work).

See my CV for further information.


You can contact me via email: leonhard.menges[at]plus.ac.at