Dr Anik Waldow
Anik Waldow did her Ph.D 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. 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.
- David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds, London: Continuum Books, 2009.
- “Identity of Persons and Objects”, in Scottish Journal of Philosophy, 8(2), 2010, 147-167.
- “Triggers of Thought. Impressions within Hume’s Theory of Mind”, in Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, 13, 2010, 105-121.
- “The Pretence of Scepticism and Its Non-Epistemological Relevance in Early Modern Philosophy”, in History of Philosophy Quarterly, 2010, 27(1), 35-55.
- “Wie privat sind Ideen? Zur Funktion von Sprache, Gewohnheit und Erziehung in Humes Theorie der Assoziation” (How Private are Ideas? The Function of Language, Habit and Education in Hume’s Theory of Association) in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 2009, 63 (2), 233- 257.
- “A Conversation between Annette Baier and Anik Waldow about Hume’s Account of Sympathy” in Hume Studies, 2008 (published 2009), 34(1), 61-87.
- “Personale Identität und Perzeption”(Personal Identity and Perception), in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 2005, 59 (3), 382-403.
- “David Hume: Gender Roles Under the Influence of Nature and Education”, Handbook. Philosophical Gender Theories 1600-1830, Marion Heinz and Friederike Kuster (eds), forthcoming 2010, Berlin: Akademie Verlag
- "Verstehen durch Emotionen. Hume zum Problem des Fremdpsychischen (Understanding through Emotions)" David Hume nach 300 Jahren. Historische Kontexte und systematische Perspektiven, Heiner Klemme (ed.), forthcoming, Meiner: Hamburg.
- “Who is able to feel Pain? A Cartesian Attack on the Bête Machine” in Angela Tumini and Hans Sternudd (eds), Pain in Question, forthcoming 2011, Interdisciplinary Press.
- “Mechanism and Though Formation: Hume’s Emancipatory Scepticism”, in Craig Taylor and Stephen Buckle (eds), Hume and the Enlightenment, 2011, Pickering & Chatto Publishing: London, 171-186.
- Empiricism and its Roots in the Ancient Medical Tradition”, in Charles Wolfe and Ofer Gal (eds), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge. Embodied Empiricism in Early Modern Science, 2010, New York: Springer, 287-308.
- “The Belief-Grounding Function of Sympathy”, in Peter Kail and Marina Frasca-Spada (eds) Reading Hume’s Treatise, forthcoming 2010, Oxford University Press.
“Catherine Wilson, Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity”, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, forthcoming.
“Ryan Nicols, Thomas Reid’s Theory of Perception”, in Philosophical Quarterly, 2010, 60, 241, 683-85.
“Peter Kail, Projection and Realism in Hume’s Philosophy”, in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 2008, 62 (3), 124-27.
Conferences, workshops and presentations
Conference “Representation in early-modern philosophy”, University of Sydney, Australia (organiser and convener): “Herder on Sensibility, Imagination and Discovery.”
Lecture Series “David Hume after 300 years”, University of Mainz, Germany. Lecture: “Verstehen durch Emotionen (Understanding through Emotions).
Conference “Nature versus Normativity” (organiser and convener), Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Presentation: “Back to the Facts: Herder against Kant on Discovery and Imagination.”
Current Project Series, University of Sydney, Australia: “Self-reliance and other-dependence. Humean reflections on pride and shame”
Commentator at Symposium on Experimental Philosophy and the Origins of Empiricism, University of Otago, New Zealand: Peter Anstey, Jean Le Rond d’Alembert and the experimental philosophy.“
Graduate Workshop, University of Ghent, Belgium: “Perspectival Experience and Mundane Justice: Locke on the Irrelevance of the Soul.”
Graduate Workshop Leibniz Prize Project, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany: “Locke on Dreams, Superaddition and Personal Identity.”
Seminar Series of the History and Philosophy of Science Department, University of Sydney: “Locke on Dreams, Superaddition and Personal Identity.”
3rd Annual North Sea Workshop, Antwerp University, Belgium: “Self through the Other. Pride and Shame in Hume’s Moral Psychology.”
Conference The Rise of Empiricism (organiser and convener), University of Sydney, Australia. Presentation: “Mind without Soul? Locke on the Conceivability of Thinking Matter.”
37th International Hume Conference, Antwerp University, Belgium: “The Mechanics of Character Change.”
SHAPE Seminar Series, University of Sydney: “Perspectival Experience and Mundane Justice: Locke on the Irrelevance of the Soul.”
Seminar Series of the School of History and Philosophy, University of New South Wales: “Descartes’ Dreaming Bodies.”
Current Project Series of University of Sydney: “Animal Sentience and the Human Bête Machine.”
Interdisciplinary Conference on Pain, Sydney University: “Who is able to feel pain? A Cartesian Attack on the Bête Machine.”
Workshop Sympathy, Simulation and Survival (organiser and convener), University of Sydney. Presentation: “The Mechanics of Character Change.”
Conference Hume and the Enlightenment, Flinders University: “Triggers of Thought. Impressions within Hume’s Theory of Mind.”
Seminar Series, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia. Presentation: “Mirroring Minds”
Embodied Empiricism Workshop, University of Sydney, Australia: “Empiricism and its Roots in the Ancient Medical Tradition.”
AULLA Conference, University of Sydney: panel on Early Modern Empiricism: “The Experienceable Self.”
AAPNZ, University of Canterbury, New Zealand: “Bridging the Gap Can Conceptual Analysis Solve the Problem of Other Minds?”
Hume Colloquium, University of Otago, New Zealand: “Why Hume Asked Us Not to Read the Treatise. The Causal Story of Sympathy”, with Annette Baier.
Current Project Series, University of Sydney, Australia: “Bridging the Gap Can Conceptual Analysis Solve the Problem of Other Minds?”
Conference Reading Hume’s Treatise, University of Cambridge, UK: “The Belief-Grounding Function of Sympathy.”
AAHPSSS, Melbourne University: panel on Rethinking Empiricism: Instruments, Minds, And Observation: “Bacon and Hume Two Advocates of a New Concept of Scientific Knowledge.”
Workshop Medicine, Theology and Empiricism, University of Sydney: “The Function of Sceptical Arguments within the Advancement of Knowledge: Bacon, Gassendi, Hume”
33rd International Hume Conference of the Hume Society, Koblenz/Germany: “Personal Identity and Perception.”
Philosophical Seminar, University of Sydney: “Perceiving Minds.”
Conference Early-Modern Philosophical Theories of Mind, International Science Forum Heidelberg, Germany: “David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds.”