Katharina Nieswandt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Areas of Specialization
Metaethics, political theory, normative ethics
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
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.
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).
Katharina Nieswandt (2016): Basic Income after Automation? That's Not How Capitalism Works! The Conversation, October 6, 2016. (Click here for radio interview.)
- "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)
Co-founder of the Concordia Social Justice Centre (with Pablo Gilabert).
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
- Introductory lecture
- PHIL 241
- Advanced Seminar
- PHIL 498/530/633
- 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.