Dr. Vanessa Carr

Akademische Rätin

Lehrstuhl für Entscheidungstheorie, MCMP


Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München

Further Information

Vanessa Carr took up the position of assistant professor at the Chair for Philosophy and Decision Theory in October 2021. Her primary research interests are in the philosophy of action. Vanessa has focused in particular on the relationship between intentional agency, responsibility and causation, through consideration of a broad range of action kinds. She is currently developing a theory of practical knowledge that stands to be integrated into a broader metaphysics of intentional agency, and incorporates the agent’s knowledge of their own abilities.

Vanessa was previously a Junior Fellow at FU Berlin (2020-2021), as part of the Human Abilities research group, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universität Leipzig (2018-2020), as part of the Humboldt Project. Vanessa’s graduate studies were undertaken at University College London, where she completed a research masters (MPhil) and a PhD. Before this, she obtained her BA in Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology at the University of Oxford.

Selected Publications

    Carr, Vanessa (2019). ‘Created, Changeable, and Yet Acausal?’ Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 119 (3):325-334.