Dr. rer. pol. Carl David Mildenberger, PhD




Current positions
International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Lecturer in economics, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Germany
Lecturer in philosophy and economics, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany


Research interests
Areas of specialization: political philosophy, applied ethics (notably ethics of economics), political economy, economic theory of conflict

Areas of competence: philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of action, normative philosophy of fiction, normative philosophy of language, business ethics, history of economic thought (from Smith to Hayek), history of political thought (Scottish Enlightenment), normative economics


Education

2013-2016: PhD in philosophy
University of St Andrews and University of Stirling (SASP), Scotland. Thesis: “Commutative Justice”. Supervisors: Rowan Cruft, James Harris, Elizabeth Ashford. Committee: Ben Sachs, Alexander Voorhoeve.

2012-2013: MLitt in philosophy
University of St Andrews and University of Stirling (SASP), Scotland. Dissertation: “A reason to be rational”.

2010-2012: PhD in economics
University of Witten, Germany. Thesis: “Committing to evil - Evil actions and evil social institutions in virtual worlds from an economic perspective”. Supervisor: Chrysostomos Mantzavinos. Committee: Chrysostomos Mantzavinos, Jens Harbecke.

2009-2010: MSc in business and economics
FernUniversität Hagen, Germany. Dissertation: “From anarchy to state”.

2006-2008: BA in philosophy
Institut Catholique de Paris, France. Dissertation: “Aristote et la scientificité de l’éthique économique”.

2003-2006: BA in business administration
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dissertation: “Der Ethics Officer in amerikanischen Unternehmen - Vorbild für Europa?”.


Publications
Articles & chapters

  • Mildenberger, C.D. (forthcoming). Spontaneous Disorder. Journal of Institutional Economics.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (forthcoming). Economic Evil and the Other. Revue de philosophie économique.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (forthcoming). Expressives, Majoratives, and Ineffability. Kriterion. 31(2).
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2017). A Liberal Theory of Externalities? Philosophical Studies. DOI 10.1007/s11098-017-0950-1.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2017). Virtual Killing. Philosophical Studies. 174(1), 185-203.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2015). Virtual World Order – The Economics and Organization of Virtual Pirates. Public Choice, 164, 401-421.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2015). “Games and Evil.” In: Philosophical Perspectives on Play. Ryall, E., Russell, W., & M. MacLean (eds). London: Routledge.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2014). Das Böse aus Ökonomischer Sicht. Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 15(3), 435-444.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2013). The Constitutional Political Economy of Virtual Worlds. Constitutional Political Economy, 24(3), 239–264.

Monographs
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2016). Commutative Justice. PhD thesis in philosophy, St Andrews: University of St Andrews. https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/11605
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2013). Economics and Social Conflict. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Short pieces
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2008), “Wie Reflexion uns besser macht”, Index 1-2, 104-105.
  • Mildenberger, C.D. (2017), "Heimat: Die Erwählung durch Orte", Philosophie.ch, https://www.philosophie.ch/philosophie/highlights/nachdenken-ueber-heimat/heimat-die-erwaehlung-durch-orte


Talks

Invited
  • “Comparing CSFs in virtual worlds”, Workshop in Economics and Conflict, Paris (France), 2015
  • “A reason to be rational”, Postgraduate Session of the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society & the Mind Association, Cambridge (UK), 2014
  • "Better money", Universität Düsseldorf (Germany), 2017
Refereed
"Equivalency, justice in exchange, and markets"
  • Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, Berlin (Germany), 2017
"Morals and Non-Ideal Markets"
  • Forum Wirtschaftsphilosophie, Berlin (Germany), 2017
"Good grey markets?"
  • European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), Munich (Germany), 2017
"Currency, culture, markets - preconditions and moral status of non-cash markets"
  • Meeting of the Arbeitsgruppe für Wirtschaftsphilosophie und Ethik der DGPhil, St. Gallen (Switzerland), 2017
"A reason to be rational"
  • Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, Münster (Germany), 2014
  • World Congress of Philosophy, Athens (Greece), 2013
"Virtual killing"
  • Philosophy at Play, Gloucester (UK), 2013
  • 9th International Conference Philosophy of Computer Games, Bergen (Norway), 2013
  • International Association for Computing and Philosophy World Congress, Birmingham (UK), 2012
"Externalities"
  • Economic Justice and Political Action, Barcelona (Spain), 2015
  • GAP.9, Jahrestagung Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Osnabrück (Germany), 2015
"Evil economic agents and the other"
  • 2nd International Conference Economic Philosophy, Strasbourg (France), 2014
"Virtual world order"
  • International Society for New Insitutional Economics (ISNIE) Annual Conference, Florence (Italy), 2013
  • International Workshop in Political Economy, Silvaplana (Switzerland), 2012
  • European School of New Institutional Economics (ESNIE), Corsica (France), 2012
"Against Systems"
  • Swiss Society for Quality Management in Health Care, Baden (Switzerland), 2009
"Comparing CSFs in virtual worlds"
  • European Public Choice Society, Annual Meeting, Freiburg (Germany), 2016
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Annual Meeting, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2015


In the media
Youtube: presentation at the Philosophy of Computer Games Conference, Bergen (Norway), 2013
DIE ZEIT (German weekly): mentioning of my research in an article on computer games


Teaching
Universität Witten/Herdecke
  • Graduate course “Game Theory & Social Structure”
  • Graduate course “Social Epistemology and Collective Action”
  • Graduate course “Philosophy and Society: The Question of Evil”
  • Graduate course “Philosophy of the Social Sciences”
  • Undergraduate course “Neue Institutionenökonomie”
University of St Andrews
  • Tutor for undergraduate course “Ethical controversies”
  • Tutor for undergraduate course “Microeconomics”
University of St. Gallen
  • Undergraduate course "Markets and Morals"
  • Undergraduate course "Bioethics: Questions of Life and Death"
Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen
  • Undergraduate course “Microeconomics (and Philosophy)”
  • Undergraduate course “Advanced Microeconomics (and Philosophy)”


Awards, prizes, grants, scholarships
Research
  • 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF), Research Commission of the University of St. Gallen
  • 600th Year Scholar; 3-year PhD scholarship, University of St Andrews
  • 1-year doctoral scholarship, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Shortlisted for the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) Best Dissertation Award 2012
Teaching
  • Zeppelin University Best Teaching Award 2017, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen


Extra-academic work experience

Mildenberger Philosophie + Wirtschaft (Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany): Consultant for philosophical HR training and development
Scholz & Friends Reputation
, Berlin (Germany): Consultant for corporate responsibility
PwC
, Frankfurt (Germany): Business conduct office


Languages
German: mother tongue
English and French: business fluent
Russian and Spanish: basic knowledge
Latin


References
Chrysostomos Mantzavinos, University of Athens
Elizabeth Ashford, University of St Andrews
Rowan Cruft, University of Stirling
Dieter Thomä, University of St. Gallen
Ben Sachs, University of St Andrews
Marcia Baron, Indiana University
Alex Voorhoeve, London School of Economics