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Anik Waldow (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Anik Waldow is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at The University of Sydney, and Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017). She has published widely on Hume, sympathy, and Herder’s concept of ‘Einfühlung’. She has been a recipient of a Leverhulme research grant (2014–2016) and a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Grant of The University of Sydney (2014) for the interdisciplinary project ‘Sympathy and its Reflections in History’.  Most recently she received an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant for a project on the ‘Experimental Self’. She is the author of Hume and the Problem of Other Minds (Continuum, 2009) and Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought (Springer, 2013), a special volume of the Intellectual History Review on Sensibility in the Early Modern Era: From Living Machines to Affective Morality (2014, republished with Routledge 2016), and Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is currently working on her second monograph, which explores the role of experience, sensibility and embodiment in the transformation of early modern philosophy.

PhilPapers Profile


2017: The Experimental Self

2016: Sympathy and Its Reflections in History

2014: The Emotional Construction of Human Nature in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

2013: The Importance of Sensibility in the Shaping of Enlightenment Values (1750‒1800)