Katharina Anna Sodoma


Since Septem­ber 2020, I have been a Postdoc­tor­al Research­er (wis­senschaft­liche Mit­arbei­t­er­in) at the Uni­ver­sity of Duis­burg-Essen. Here I am a mem­ber of the Philo­soph­ic­al Anthro­po­logy and Eth­ics Research Group and part of the pro­ject “How Does it Feel? Inter­per­son­al Under­stand­ing and Affect­ive Empathy”, led by Neil Rough­ley and Thomas Schramme. Before com­ing to Essen, I was a doc­tor­al stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Vienna, where I defen­ded my dis­ser­ta­tion on mor­al relativ­ism and the pos­sib­il­ity of mor­al pro­gress in April 2020. Dur­ing my doc­tor­al stud­ies, I spent time as a vis­it­ing gradu­ate stu­dent at New York Uni­ver­sity.

My research lies at the inter­sec­tion of metaethics and epi­stem­o­logy. I cur­rently work on the eval­u­at­ive dimen­sion of inter­per­son­al under­stand­ing. I also have an interest in fem­in­ist philo­sophy and the philo­sophy of Lud­wig Wit­tgen­stein.

Pro­ject Web­site:  https://www.uni-due.de/philo_ude/how-does-it-feel/


(forth­com­ing) “Interne Rela­tion­en”, in Stefan Majetschak, Anja Weiberg (eds.), Wit­tgen­stein-Hand­buch. J.B. Met­z­ler Ver­lag.

(2020) Social Epi­stem­o­logy and Epi­stem­ic Relativ­ism. Rout­ledge (edited with Nat­alie Alana Ashton, Mar­tin Kusch, Robin McK­enna).

(2019) “Func­tion­al­ist Con­cep­tions of Mor­al Pro­gress and the Plur­al­ity of Ways of Life”, in Year­book Prac­tic­al Philo­sophy in a Glob­al Per­spect­ive 3, 50–72.

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