Nadja El Kassar, Dr.


  • (Social) Epistemology

  • Philosophy of Mind

  • Philosophy of Perception

  • Feminist Philosophy

Curriculum vitae


Postdoc at Chair of Theoretical Philosophy, University Zurich


08/2013 – 07/2019

Postdoc at the Chair for Philosophy with Particular Emphasis on Practical Philosophy, ETH Zürich; associated member of the Centre for the History of Knowledge


01/2017 – 07/2017

Visiting Research Scholar, Columbia University in the City of New York



PhD at the University of Potsdam (Towards a Theory of Epistemically Significant Perception)


03/2012 – 07/2013

Research Assistant, Chair for Ethics and Aesthetics, University of Potsdam


05/2009 – 03/2012

PhD scholarship of the German State Scholarship (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


01/2008 – 07/2009

Research Assistant, Chair for Practical Philosophy, TU Dortmund


08/2003 – 11/2007

Studies of English and Philosophy (for teaching at High Schools), Technical University of Dortmund (First State Examination)

Selected publications


The Place of Intellectual Self-Trust in Theories of Epistemic Advantages

Journal of Social Philosophy, 51 (1): 7–26, 2020. 


Authenticity and the Significance of Self-Knowledge and Self-Ignorance In Authenticity

Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry, ed. G. Brüntrup, M. Reder, and L. Giestl. Springer, forthcoming.


What Ignorance Really Is. Examining the Foundations of Epistemology of Ignorance

Social Epistemology, 32 (5): 300–310, 2018.

Towards a Theory of Epistemically Significant Perception: How We Relate to the World

Ideen & Argumente, Berlin ; Boston: De Gruyter, 2015.

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