Katharina Paxman

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Hello! I am a Canadian philosopher who specializes in Early Modern Philosophy, particularly David Hume’s theory of the passions. I received my PhD in the fall of 2010, jointly awarded by the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) and the University of Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium). After that I completed a post-doctoral contract with the University of Antwerp’s Centre for Ethics. I returned to Canada to teach part-time at the University of Western Ontario, with one year of maternity leave thrown in, then another. In the summer of 2015, with my two little boys and wonderful husband in tow, we made the move from Canada to Utah so that I could join the philosophy department at Brigham Young University as an Assistant Professor. I have been published in Hume Studies, and have forthcoming publications in The Journal of Scottish Philosophy and Res Philosophica.

Along with Hume and Early Modern Philosophy I have interests in ancient philosophy, the history of philosophy of emotions, moral psychology, metaethics, and applied ethics.

Outside of philosophy I enjoy being involved in theater, making music, and drawing/painting, though these days I happily spend most of my time exploring the world with my two little boys and their fantastic daddy.

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