Maximilian is a DPhil Candidate in Philosophy, specialising in moral and legal philosophy. Before embarking on the DPhil, Maximilian completed the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (two year graduate programme) and earned a BA in Philosophy and Public Law from the University of Regensburg in Germany. Maximilian is also a Europaeum Scholar working on international politics.
His current research project is entitled “Voluntariness, Consent, and Justification” and supervised by Prof John Hyman and Prof Dominic Wilkinson. It focuses on consent to medical procedures and in particular on the conditions that make consent voluntary. In addition to various aspects related to consent, Maximilian also discusses the concept of voluntariness more generally and explores its significance as a key concept in moral philosophy.