Katharine Schweitzer

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Emory University, 2014

Office: Jones Center 103B
Phone: 775/784-6062
Fax: 775/327-5024
E-mail: kjschweitzer@unr.edu
Webpage: http://nevada-reno.academia.edu/KatharineSchweitzer



Office Hours:

T 2:30 – 4:00 and by appointment

Social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, feminist philosophy, applied ethics

Dr. Schweitzer theorizes about moral disagreement and how democratic citizens and institutions ought to respond to it.  Dr. Schweitzer defended her dissertation, "Principled Compromise in Theorizing about Justice" in summer 2014. 


Her recent conference papers include “The Idea of a Constitutional Consensus Revisited," which she presented at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division meeting (2014), and "Negotiation, Deliberation, and Reasonable Disagreement," which she presented at the American Philosophical Association, Central Division meeting (2013).


Dr. Schweitzer celebrates the diversity of philosophical thinking and practice.  She is an alumna of the Rutger's Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy and the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute.  Her book review of Making Feminist Sense of the Global Justice Movement, by Catherine Eschle and Bice Maiguashca, appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Hypatia. Her book review of the Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys, by David Benatar, appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy.


Dr. Schweitzer's hobbies include hiking and long-distance running. She has run four marathons (personal best: 3:09), but her favorite distance is the 10K (personal best: 38:01).


Phil 213--Introduction to Modern Philosophy
Phil 245--Contemporary Moral Issues
Phil 453/653--Topics in the Philosophy of Law
Phil 454/654--Global Ethics and Justice
Phil 499--Directed Reading: Philosophy, Poetry, and the Self