Dr Anik Waldow
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The University of Sydney
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Anik Waldow did her PhD at the University of Oxford and Humboldt University of Berlin.
She mainly works in 17th and 18th century philosophy and has a special interest in David Hume, the belief-generating function of sympathy, the problem of other minds, scepticism and personal identity.
Teaching and supervision
- History of Early Modern Philosophy
- Humean Moral Psychology, Personal Identity and Theories of the Self
- Ancient and Early Modern Scepticism
- Perception and Sensibility in the Enlightenment
Her current research focuses on the question of how the emergence of empirically based approaches in early modern natural philosophy gave way to a general shift of interest away from the realm of the metaphysical to the natural world of sentient human beings.
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History Emotions Associate Investigator
- The Hume Society
Presentations in 2013
"Descartes's Dreamers and the Awakening of the Human Animal Machine", at the Second Arctic Circle Early Modern Seminar, Finland, 1-4 August.
"Delimiting the Self: A Humean Approach", at the Early Modern Moral Philosophy workshop at the University of Helsinki, 5 August 2013.
"Moral Emotions and Fiction: Voltaire and Rousseau on the Theatre", at the Science and Medieval and Early Modern Literature symposium, organised by the Medieval and Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney, 23 September.
"Natural History and the Formation of the Human Being: Kant and Herder on Active Forces", at The Enlightenment and the Development of Philosophical Anthropology conference, University of Sydney, 4-6 November 2013, organised in collaboration with the Sydney Intellectual History Network: http://sihn.weebly.com/
"Experience and its Explanatory Role", workshop Experience and Experiment in Early Modern Philosophy, organised in collaboration with the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, University of Sydney, 8 November 2013.
- Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
- Kant, Herder and the Development of Philosophical Anthropology; Waldow A, Nassar D; University of Sydney/SOPHI Conference Grant.
- The rise of empiricism and the attempt to produce a unified understanding of the world, 1680-1750; Gaukroger S, Waldow A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- The Origin of the Empiricism-Rationalism Distinction; Waldow A; German Academic Exchange Service (Germany)/Scholarship.
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