Ass Prof. Dalia Nassar

Department of Philosophy

Dalia Nassar is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Her work sits at the intersection of the history of (modern) philosophy, environmental philosophy, aesthetics, and ethics. She is the author of The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in German Romantic Philosophy (2014) and editor of several volumes, including, most recently, an anthology of primary literature by women philosopher in the nineteenth century. She has co-authored two articles with plant physiologist, Professor Margaret Barbour, which explore the ways in which plants challenge us to think differently about “life,” “environment,” and indeed ethics. Her forthcoming book, Romantic Empiricism: Nature, Art and Ecology from Herder to Humboldt, offers a systemic reconstruction of an understudied tradition within romantic thought, and argues for its relevance in our time of environmental crisis.