Philosophy at St Andrews

Janis Schaab

PhD student

Janis Schaab

Thesis: Kantian Constructivism in Moral Philosophy

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann and Ben Sachs

Degrees: B.A. Philosophy & Economics (University of Bayreuth); MLitt Philosophy (SASP)

Email: jds20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: www.jdschaab.weebly.com

Research

Areas of Specialisation: Ethical Theory, Kant

Areas of Competence: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Philosophy

Publications

“Why it is Disrespectful to Violate Rights: Contractualism and the Kind-Desire Theory”, Philosophical Studies, 2018.

Open Access Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11098-017-0857-x

 

“Commitment and the Second-Person Standpoint”, Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, forthcoming.

Presentations

Peer-reviewed:

“Kantian Constructivism and the Sources of Normativity”, ‘The Future of Normativity’ Conference, University of Kent

“Commitment and the Second-Person Standpoint”, Gothenburg Responsibility Conference, University of Gothenburg

“Kantian Constructivism and the Second-Person Standpoint”, Dublin Philosophy Graduate Conference 2016: Kant, Metaethics and Value, Trinity College Dublin

“Rights, Reasons, and Respect”, Annual Meeting of the Scots Philosophical Association (SPA), University of Glasgow

 

Other:

“The Normative Question and the Role of the First Person in Kantian Ethics”, Kant’s Scots: A St Andrews—Edinburgh Workshop, University of St Andrews

“Kantian Constructivism and the Normative Question”, Kant Colloquium, University of St Andrews

“Kantian Constructivism and the Sources of Normativity”, Philosophy Graduate Research Seminar, University of St Andrews

“Kantian Constructivism and the Sources of Normativity”, Colloquium for Practical Philosophy/Ethics, Humboldt University of Berlin

“‘Philosophy as Defense’: Towards a Non-Foundationalist Kantian Constructivism”, Kant Colloquium, University of St Andrews

“Kantian Constructivism and the Second-Person Standpoint”, Philosophy Graduate Research Seminar, University of St Andrews

“What is the Moral Importance of the Separateness of Persons?”, St Andrews/Stirling Postgraduate Philosophy Reading Party

“Is Economics Normal Science: Do Economists Share a Paradigm?”, LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference, London School of Economics

Teaching

“Moral Psychology”, University of Bayreuth (Instructor)

"Morality, Identity, and Commitment", University of Bayreuth (Instructor)

“Mind and World”, University of St Andrews (Tutor)

“Meaning and Knowing”, University of St Andrews (Tutor)

"Moral and Political Controversies", University of St Andrews (Tutor)

"The Enlightenment", University of St Andrews (Tutor)

"Introduction to Philosophy of Science", University of Bayreuth (Tutor)

"Introduction to Political Philosophy", University of Bayreuth (Tutor)

Other interests

Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Philosophy


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