Dr Anik Waldow

Senior Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Anik Waldow did her PhD at the University of Oxford and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Research interests

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
  • Experience
  • Perception and Sensibility in the Enlightenment

Current projects

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.

Associations

  • 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.

Selected grants

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.

2010

  • 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).

2007

  • The Origin of the Empiricism-Rationalism Distinction; Waldow A; German Academic Exchange Service (Germany)/Scholarship.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Waldow, A. (2009). David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds. London, United Kingdom: Continuum.

Edited Books

  • Lenz, M., Waldow, A. (2013). Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

Book Chapters

  • Waldow, A. (2014). Verstehen durch Emotionen. Hume zum Problem des Fremdpsychischen (Understanding through Emotions) (forthcoming). In Heiner Klemme (Eds.), David Hume nach 300 Jahren. Historische Kontexte und systematische Perspektiven. Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH.
  • Waldow, A. (2013). Back to the Facts - Herder on the Normative Role of Sensibility and Imagination. In Martin Lenz, Anik Waldow (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought, (pp. 115-133). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Lenz, M., Waldow, A. (2013). Nature and Norms in Thought. In Martin Lenz, Anik Waldow (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought, (pp. 1-10). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Waldow, A. (2012). David Hume: Geschlechterrollen unter dem Einfluss von Natur und Erziehung [David Hume: Gender Roles Under the Influence of Nature and Education]. In Marion Heinz and Sabine Doye (Eds.), Geschlechterordnung und Staat: Legitimationsfiguren der politischen Philosophie (1600-1850), (pp. 151-162). Berlin: Akademie Verlag.
  • Waldow, A. (2011). Mechanism and Thought Formation: Hume's Emancipatory Scepticism. In Craig Taylor and Stephen Buckle (Eds.), Hume and the Enlightenment, (pp. 171-185). London, UK: Pickering and Chatto.
  • Waldow, A. (2011). Who is Able to Feel Pain? A Cartesian Attack on the Bete-Machine. In Hans T Sternudd and Angela Tumini (Eds.), How Does It Feel Making Sense of Pain, (pp. 3-15). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Empiricism and Its Roots in the Ancient Medical Tradition. In Charles T. Wolf & Ofer Gal (Eds.), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge: Embodied Empiricism in Early Modern Science, (pp. 287-308). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.

Journals

  • Waldow, A. (2014). Introduction. Intellectual History Review, in press(Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era). [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2014). Sympathy and the Mechanics of Character Change. Hume Studies, 38(2), 221-242. [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2014). The Artifice of Human Nature: Rousseau and Herder. Intellectual History Review, (Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era). [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2013). Mirroring Minds: Hume on Sympathy. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 18(5), 540-551. [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2012). Locke on the Irrelevance of the Soul. Philosophy, 87(3), 353-373. [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Identity of Persons and Objects: Why Hume Considered Both as Two Sides of the Same Coin. Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 8(2), 147-167. [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Review: Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception. The Philosophical Quarterly, 60(240), 643-645.
  • Waldow, A. (2010). The Pretense of Skepticism and its Nonepistemological Relevance in Early Modern Philosophy. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 27(1), 35-55.
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Triggers of Thought: Impressions within Hume's Theory of Mind. Philosophiegeschichte und Logische Analyse, 13, 105-121.
  • Baier, A., Waldow, A. (2009). A Conversation between Annette Baier and Anik Waldow about Hume's Account of Sympathy. Hume Studies, 34(1), 61-87.
  • Waldow, A. (2009). Hume's Belief in Other Minds. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 17(1), 119-132.
  • Waldow, A. (2009). Wie privat sind Ideen? Zur Funktion von Sprache, Gewohnheit und Erziehung in Humes Theorie der Assoziation (How private are ideas? For the function of language, custom and education in Hume's theory of association). Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung (Journal of Philosophical Research), 63(2), 235-259.
  • Waldow, A. (2008). Book Review - Peter Kail: Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy. Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung (Journal of Philosophical Research), 62(3), 124-127.
  • Waldow, A. (2005). Personale Identit├Ąt und Perzeption. David Humes Scheitern als Konsequenz seiner Wahrnehmungstheorie. (Personal Identity and Perception). Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung (Journal of Philosophical Research), 59(3), 382-403.

Edited Journals

  • Waldow, A. (2014). Sensibility in the Early Modern Era. Intellectual History Review, (Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era).

2014

  • Waldow, A. (2014). Introduction. Intellectual History Review, in press(Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era). [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2014). Sensibility in the Early Modern Era. Intellectual History Review, (Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era).
  • Waldow, A. (2014). Sympathy and the Mechanics of Character Change. Hume Studies, 38(2), 221-242. [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2014). The Artifice of Human Nature: Rousseau and Herder. Intellectual History Review, (Special Issue: Sensibility in the Early Modern Era). [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2014). Verstehen durch Emotionen. Hume zum Problem des Fremdpsychischen (Understanding through Emotions) (forthcoming). In Heiner Klemme (Eds.), David Hume nach 300 Jahren. Historische Kontexte und systematische Perspektiven. Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH.

2013

  • Waldow, A. (2013). Back to the Facts - Herder on the Normative Role of Sensibility and Imagination. In Martin Lenz, Anik Waldow (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought, (pp. 115-133). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Lenz, M., Waldow, A. (2013). Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Waldow, A. (2013). Mirroring Minds: Hume on Sympathy. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 18(5), 540-551. [More Information]
  • Lenz, M., Waldow, A. (2013). Nature and Norms in Thought. In Martin Lenz, Anik Waldow (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought, (pp. 1-10). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

2012

  • Waldow, A. (2012). David Hume: Geschlechterrollen unter dem Einfluss von Natur und Erziehung [David Hume: Gender Roles Under the Influence of Nature and Education]. In Marion Heinz and Sabine Doye (Eds.), Geschlechterordnung und Staat: Legitimationsfiguren der politischen Philosophie (1600-1850), (pp. 151-162). Berlin: Akademie Verlag.
  • Waldow, A. (2012). Locke on the Irrelevance of the Soul. Philosophy, 87(3), 353-373. [More Information]

2011

  • Waldow, A. (2011). Mechanism and Thought Formation: Hume's Emancipatory Scepticism. In Craig Taylor and Stephen Buckle (Eds.), Hume and the Enlightenment, (pp. 171-185). London, UK: Pickering and Chatto.
  • Waldow, A. (2011). Who is Able to Feel Pain? A Cartesian Attack on the Bete-Machine. In Hans T Sternudd and Angela Tumini (Eds.), How Does It Feel Making Sense of Pain, (pp. 3-15). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

2010

  • Waldow, A. (2010). Empiricism and Its Roots in the Ancient Medical Tradition. In Charles T. Wolf & Ofer Gal (Eds.), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge: Embodied Empiricism in Early Modern Science, (pp. 287-308). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Identity of Persons and Objects: Why Hume Considered Both as Two Sides of the Same Coin. Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 8(2), 147-167. [More Information]
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Review: Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception. The Philosophical Quarterly, 60(240), 643-645.
  • Waldow, A. (2010). The Pretense of Skepticism and its Nonepistemological Relevance in Early Modern Philosophy. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 27(1), 35-55.
  • Waldow, A. (2010). Triggers of Thought: Impressions within Hume's Theory of Mind. Philosophiegeschichte und Logische Analyse, 13, 105-121.

2009

  • Baier, A., Waldow, A. (2009). A Conversation between Annette Baier and Anik Waldow about Hume's Account of Sympathy. Hume Studies, 34(1), 61-87.
  • Waldow, A. (2009). David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds. London, United Kingdom: Continuum.
  • Waldow, A. (2009). Hume's Belief in Other Minds. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 17(1), 119-132.
  • Waldow, A. (2009). Wie privat sind Ideen? Zur Funktion von Sprache, Gewohnheit und Erziehung in Humes Theorie der Assoziation (How private are ideas? For the function of language, custom and education in Hume's theory of association). Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung (Journal of Philosophical Research), 63(2), 235-259.

2008

  • Waldow, A. (2008). Book Review - Peter Kail: Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy. Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung (Journal of Philosophical Research), 62(3), 124-127.

2005

  • Waldow, A. (2005). Personale Identit├Ąt und Perzeption. David Humes Scheitern als Konsequenz seiner Wahrnehmungstheorie. (Personal Identity and Perception). Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung (Journal of Philosophical Research), 59(3), 382-403.

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