Concordia University

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Katharina Nieswandt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

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Office: S-S 210 
S Annex,
2145 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2508
Email: katharina.nieswandt@concordia.ca
Website(s): Academia.edu
PhilPapers
Availability: Fall Term 2018:
Mon. 10:30-11:30,
Wed. 16:45-17:45,
and by appointment.

Areas of Specialization

Metaethics, political theory, normative ethics

Education

Postdoc:  Stanford University, Center for Ethics in Society, 2016
PhD (Philosophy):  University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Magister Artium (Philosophy):  University of Trier, 2009
Diplom (Psychology):  University of Trier, 2008


Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

To access the official journal publication, click on the links below.  Final drafts can be downloaded from PhilPapers or Academia (see website links above).

For my current projects, please see "Research Activities."

Katharina Nieswandt (2018): What Is Conventionalism about Moral Rights and Duties? Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Online First.

Katharina Nieswandt (2017): Anscombe on the Sources of Normativity. The Journal of Value Inquiry 51(1): 141-163.

Katharina Nieswandt (2016): Do Rights Exist by Convention or by Nature? Topoi 35(1): 313-325.

Ulf Hlobil and Katharina Nieswandt (2016): On Anscombe’s Philosophical Method. Klēsis: Revue Philosophique 35: 180–198.  REPRINT in: John Haldane (ed.) (forthcoming): St. Andrews Studies in Philosophy. Exeter: Imprint Academic.

Articles in Edited Volumes

Katharina Nieswandt: Authority and Interest in the Theory of Right. In: David Plunkett, Scott Shapiro & Kevin Toh (eds.) (forthcoming)Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Katharina Nieswandt: Grammatik und Funktion: Peter Geach. In: Martin Hähnel (ed.): Der aristotelische Naturalismus: Ein Handbuch. Metzler: Stuttgart, 163-174. ENGLISH TRANSLATION in: Martin Hähnel (ed.) (forthcoming) Aristotelian Naturalism: A Research Companion. Springer: Dordrecht.

Edited Book

Katharina Nieswandt & Ulf Hlobil (eds.) (2014). G.E.M. Anscombe: Aufsätze. Herausgegeben, übersetzt und mit einer Lektürehilfe von Katharina Nieswandt und Ulf Hlobil.  Nachwort von Anselm W. Müller.  [Papers.  Edited, translated and with a study guide by KN and UH.  With an afterword by AWM.] Suhrkamp: Berlin.

REVIEWS by: Dominik Perler (in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and by Christian Kietzmann (in Philosophische Rundschau).

Popular Press

Katharina Nieswandt (2016): Basic Income after Automation? That's Not How Capitalism Works! The Conversation, October 6, 2016.  (Click here for radio interview.)


Research activities

Current Projects

  • "Beyond Frontier Town: Domination and Theories of Private Property"
  • "Income and Desert"
  • "Do I Apprehend My Life-Form in Acting Well?"
  • "Virtues for the Imperfect" (with Ulf Hlobil)
  • "Revolutionary Virtues?" (with Ulf Hlobil)

Positions

Co-founder of the Concordia Social Justice Centre (with Pablo Gilabert).


Teaching activities

Regularly taught classes

Please note that the syllabi below are for information purposes only; they are not necessarily the most recent version.  The version that is binding for enrolled students is available through Moodle.

Philosophy of Human Rights

Values and Biotechnology
  • Advanced Seminar
  • PHIL 498/530/633
  • Syllabus
Advanced Studies in Ethics
  • Advanced Seminar
  • PHIL 430/621
  • The topic changes every year and is usually related to my current research.
  • Past topics include: "Property Rights" and "Anscombe's Moral Philosophy."
  • The department's course offerings website lists a description of the current topic.

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