Dr Dalia Nassar

Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dalia Nassar is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. She works on German romanticism and idealism, the philosophy of nature, aesthetics and environmental philosophy. Her ARC-DECRA project (2012-2014) concerned the relation between nature and culture in German romantic philosophy and environmental philosophy and her book, The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804, considers the meaning of the crucial notion of the 'Absolute' in German philosophy between Kant and Hegel. She is editor of the collection, The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, and co-editor of the special section of the Goethe Yearbook vol. 22 (2015) on 'Goethe and Environmentalism'. She has been a researcher at the Universities of Tübingen (2004-2007) and Lüneburg (2009-2010) in Germany, an ARC-DECRA fellow at the University of Sydney and an assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University, USA.

Research interests

  • Kant and German idealism
  • The idea of nature and natural philosophy
  • Environmental philosophy and ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Theories of Interpretation

Teaching and supervision

  • Kant and science (esp life science)
  • Kant’s epistemology and metaphysics
  • German idealism and romanticism
  • Aesthetics
  • Natural Philosophy 1780-1850
  • Environmental Philosophy and Ethics

Associations

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Goethe Society of North America
  • International Association of Environmental Philosophy

Awards and honours

2011 . Best Essay Published in 2010 Prize, Goethe Society of North America

Selected grants

2015

  • Master class on German idealism and the philosophy of nature with Professor Eckart Forster; Nassar D; Australian Academy of the Humanities/Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Award.

2014

  • New Staff Start-Up grant; Nassar D; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations.

2013

  • Images of History: Kant, Benjamin and the Nature of Experience; Eldridge R, Nassar D; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).
  • 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.

2012

  • Nature and Culture in German Romantic Philosophy and Environmental Philosophy; Nassar D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Nassar, D. (2014). The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy 1795-1805. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Edited Books

  • Nassar, D. (2014). German Romantic Philosophy: The Relevance of Early Romanticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2014). The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Nassar, D. (2015). Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829). In M. Forster & K. Gjesdal (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century, (pp. 68-87). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2014). Romantic Empiricism after the 'End of Nature': Contributions to Environmental Philosophy. In D. Nassar (Eds.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, (pp. 296-313). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2013). Intellectual Intuition and the Philosophy of Nature: An Examination of the Problem. In Johannes Haag, Markus Wild (Eds.), Transitions - discursive or intuitive: Essays on the Eckart Försters 25 years of philosophy (Ubergange - diskursiv oder intuitiv: Essays zur Eckart Försters Die 25 Jahre der Philosophie), (pp. 235-258). Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann.
  • Nassar, D. (2012). Spinoza in Schelling's early conception of intellectual intuition. In Eckart Forster, Yitzhak Y. Melamed (Eds.), Spinoza and German Idealism, (pp. 136-155). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2011). Schelling und die Frühromantik: Das Unendliche und das Endliche im Kunstwerk. In Mildred Galland- Szymkowiak (Eds.), Das Problem der Endlichkeit in der Philosophie Schellings. Le problème de la finitude dans la philosophie de Schelling, (pp. 77-90). Germany: LIT Verlag.
  • Nassar, D. (2011). The Absolute in German idealism and Romanticism. In Alison Stone (Eds.), The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, (pp. 29-46). United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.

Journals

  • Nassar, D. (2015). Sensibility and Organic Unity: Kant, Goethe, and the Plasticity of Cognition. Intellectual History Review, (Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era). [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2014). Pure versus Empirical Forms of Thought: Schelling's Critique of Kant's Categories and the Beginnings of Naturphilosophie. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 52(1), 113-134. [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2012). Richard T. Gray, Nicholas Halmi, Gary J. Handwerk, Michael A. Rosenthal, Klaus A. Vieweg (eds.), Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • Nassar, D. (2011). 'Idealism is Nothing but Genuine Empiricism': Novalis, Goethe and the Ideal of Romantic Science. Goethe Yearbook, 18(1), 67-95. [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2011). Nicholas Halmi. The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol. Modern Philology: critical and historical studies in postclassical literature.
  • Nassar, D. (2010). From a Philosophy of Self to a Philosophy of Nature: Goethe and the Development of Schelling's Naturphilosophie. Archiv fuer Geschichte der Philosophie, 92(3), 304-321. [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2010). Interpreting Novalis' Fichte-Studien. Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fuer Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 84(38), 315-341.
  • Nassar, D. (2010). Jocelyn Holland. German Romanticism and Science. The Procreative Poetics of Goethe, Novalis and Ritter. Goethe Yearbook, 17, 389-392.
  • Nassar, D. (2006). Immediacy and Mediacy in Schleiermacher’s Reden Uber Die Religion. Review of Metaphysics, 59(4), 807-841.
  • Nassar, D. (2006). Reality through Illusion: Presenting the Absolute in Novalis. Idealistic Studies, 36(1), 27-45.
  • Nassar, D. (2004). Heroes and Fanatics: Discernment and Critique in Hegel’s Political Philosophy. Idealistic Studies, 34(2), 199-224.

2015

  • Nassar, D. (2015). Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829). In M. Forster & K. Gjesdal (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century, (pp. 68-87). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2015). Sensibility and Organic Unity: Kant, Goethe, and the Plasticity of Cognition. Intellectual History Review, (Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era). [More Information]

2014

  • Nassar, D. (2014). German Romantic Philosophy: The Relevance of Early Romanticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2014). Pure versus Empirical Forms of Thought: Schelling's Critique of Kant's Categories and the Beginnings of Naturphilosophie. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 52(1), 113-134. [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2014). Romantic Empiricism after the 'End of Nature': Contributions to Environmental Philosophy. In D. Nassar (Eds.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, (pp. 296-313). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2014). The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2014). The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy 1795-1805. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2013

  • Nassar, D. (2013). Intellectual Intuition and the Philosophy of Nature: An Examination of the Problem. In Johannes Haag, Markus Wild (Eds.), Transitions - discursive or intuitive: Essays on the Eckart Försters 25 years of philosophy (Ubergange - diskursiv oder intuitiv: Essays zur Eckart Försters Die 25 Jahre der Philosophie), (pp. 235-258). Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann.

2012

  • Nassar, D. (2012). Richard T. Gray, Nicholas Halmi, Gary J. Handwerk, Michael A. Rosenthal, Klaus A. Vieweg (eds.), Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • Nassar, D. (2012). Spinoza in Schelling's early conception of intellectual intuition. In Eckart Forster, Yitzhak Y. Melamed (Eds.), Spinoza and German Idealism, (pp. 136-155). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

2011

  • Nassar, D. (2011). 'Idealism is Nothing but Genuine Empiricism': Novalis, Goethe and the Ideal of Romantic Science. Goethe Yearbook, 18(1), 67-95. [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2011). Nicholas Halmi. The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol. Modern Philology: critical and historical studies in postclassical literature.
  • Nassar, D. (2011). Schelling und die Frühromantik: Das Unendliche und das Endliche im Kunstwerk. In Mildred Galland- Szymkowiak (Eds.), Das Problem der Endlichkeit in der Philosophie Schellings. Le problème de la finitude dans la philosophie de Schelling, (pp. 77-90). Germany: LIT Verlag.
  • Nassar, D. (2011). The Absolute in German idealism and Romanticism. In Alison Stone (Eds.), The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, (pp. 29-46). United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.

2010

  • Nassar, D. (2010). From a Philosophy of Self to a Philosophy of Nature: Goethe and the Development of Schelling's Naturphilosophie. Archiv fuer Geschichte der Philosophie, 92(3), 304-321. [More Information]
  • Nassar, D. (2010). Interpreting Novalis' Fichte-Studien. Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fuer Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 84(38), 315-341.
  • Nassar, D. (2010). Jocelyn Holland. German Romanticism and Science. The Procreative Poetics of Goethe, Novalis and Ritter. Goethe Yearbook, 17, 389-392.

2006

  • Nassar, D. (2006). Immediacy and Mediacy in Schleiermacher’s Reden Uber Die Religion. Review of Metaphysics, 59(4), 807-841.
  • Nassar, D. (2006). Reality through Illusion: Presenting the Absolute in Novalis. Idealistic Studies, 36(1), 27-45.

2004

  • Nassar, D. (2004). Heroes and Fanatics: Discernment and Critique in Hegel’s Political Philosophy. Idealistic Studies, 34(2), 199-224.

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