Ass Prof. Anik Waldow

Department of Philosophy

Anik Waldow is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney. She mainly works in early modern philosophy and has published articles on the moral and cognitive function of sympathy, theories of personal identity, the role of affect in the formation of the self, skepticism and associationist theories of thought and language. She received a Leverhulme research grant (2014-2016) for the interdisciplinary project “Sympathy and its Reflections in History”, and has an ARC Discovery Project on the “Experimental Self” (2017-19).

Her second monograph focuses on the role of experience, sensibility and embodiment in the construction of selves and their place in social, political and natural spheres.

She is the author of David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds (Continuum 2009), editor of Sensibility in the Early Modern Era: From Living Machines to Affective Morality (Routledge 2016), and co-edited Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern PhilosophyNature and Norms in Thought (Springer 2013) and Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology (OUP 2017).