Dr Dalia Nassar

ARC DECRA Fellow

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dalia Nassar is a DECRA Fellow in the Philosophy Department. From 2004-2007 she was a Graduate Research Fellow at the Philosophisches Seminar at the Karls-Eberhard Universität – Tübingen and in 2009-2010 a fellow of the Thyssen Stiftung at Universität Lüneburg. She is also assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University.

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

Current projects

Current research project is a philosophical account of the idea of nature in German philosophy from 1780-1850, beginning with Kant and concluding with the naturalist (natural historian), Alexander von Humboldt. My first aim is to delineate a non-reductive empiricist tradition that seeks to develop new ways by which to perceive and think about natural phenomena–ways that were influenced by both the transformations within philosophy and the natural sciences. My second aim is to investigate the relevance of this non-reductive empiricism for contemporary 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

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). The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Nassar, D. (2014). Friedrich Schlegel. Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century German Philosophy. 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 Förster's 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). Absolute in German Romanticism and Idealism. In Alison Stone (Eds.), The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (vol 5). United Kingdom: Edinburgh 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. Germany: LIT Verlag.

Journals

  • 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.
  • Nassar, D. (2014). Sensibility and Experience: Kant, Goethe and the Plasticity of Cognition (forthcoming). Intellectual History Review.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2014

  • Nassar, D. (2014). Friedrich Schlegel. Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century German Philosophy. 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.
  • 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). Sensibility and Experience: Kant, Goethe and the Plasticity of Cognition (forthcoming). Intellectual History Review.
  • 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 Förster's 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). Absolute in German Romanticism and Idealism. In Alison Stone (Eds.), The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (vol 5). United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Nassar, D. (2011). Idealism is Nothing but Genuine Empiricism’: Novalis, Goethe and the Ideal of Romantic Science. Goethe Yearbook, 18(1), 67-95.
  • 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. Germany: LIT Verlag.

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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