Maximilian Kiener

max kiener
Oct 2019 - Sept 2021 Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow and ERC Research Fellow at The Queen's College, University of Oxford.

DPhil Philosophy. St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford. 

Thesis: Voluntariness, Consent, and Justification. (Submitted in September 2019)

Jan 2018 - Oct 2019

Europaeum Scholars Programme, University of Oxford.

2017 BPhil Philosophy. St Peter’s College, University of Oxford.
2015 B.A. Philosophy (1st major) & Public Law (2nd major), University of Regensburg.


2020 “Coercion”, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
2020 "Fictionalising Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law”, Archives for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy 163, 99-121. (Special issue with John Gardner).
2019 “Consent, Threats, and Offers”, The American Journal of Bioethics 19 (9), 66-68.
2018 “Truth-telling and Respect for Autonomy”, The American Journal of Bioethics (Neuroscience) 9 (3), 193-194.
2018 “Conventions and the Normativity of Law”, Archives for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy 104 (2), 220-231.
2017 “Duress as a Defence in a Case of Murder”, The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence 1 (2), 187-197.
2017 “The Compulsion to Believe Something. On the Affectivity of Clear & Distinct Perceptions in Descartes”, in Boros, G., Szalai, J., Tóth, O.I. (Ed.): The Concept of Affectivity in Early Modern Philosophy, 42-58.
2017 “Moral and Non-Moral Testimony. Revisiting an Alleged Asymmetry”, Kriterion – Journal of Philosophy 31 (1), 25-44. (Winner of the SOPHIA 2016 Best Paper Award).
2016 Review of E. Özmen (Ed.) “Über Menschliches. Anthropologie zwischen Natur und Utopie.” Philosophisches Jahrbuch, Issue 2.      


My current research focuses on consent, moral responsibility, and artificial intelligence.