Herlinde Pauer-Studer

herlinde.pauer-studer_01Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. MA
Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
Tel.: 01/4277-46444
E-Mail:  herlinde.pauer-studer(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)univie.ac.at

Areas of Specialization: Ethics and Political Philosophy.

Current Research: Rationality and Practical Reasoning

Organizational Support: Florian Kolowrat, florian.kolowrat(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)univie.ac.at

I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna, specializing in practical philosophy.

My current research focuses on rationality, practical reasoning, and normativity.

I am the principal investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant Project “The Normative and Moral Foundations of Group Agency” Project number: 740922. The Duration of the project is from December 1, 2017 until May 31, 2023.

From 2010 to 2015 I was PI of the ERC Advanced Research Grant “Distortions of Normativity”.


Justifying Injustice – Legal Theory in Nazi Germany, Cambridge University Press 2020.

Co-authored with J. David Velleman, Weil ich nun mal Gerechtigkeitsfanatiker bin – Der Fall des SS-Richters Konrad Morgen, Suhrkamp 2017.

Co-authored with J. David Velleman, Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge, Palgrave Macmillan 2015.

Einführung in die Ethik, Wien: WUV-UTB 2003. 2. erweiterte Auflage

Kommentar zu David Hume, Traktat über die menschliche Natur, Buch 3: Über Moral, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2007. (= Suhrkamp Studienbibliothek, vol. 6).

Autonom Leben. Reflexionen über Freiheit und Gleichheit, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2000.

Das Andere der Gerechtigkeit. Moraltheorie im Kontext der Geschlechterdifferenz, Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1996.

Edited Books:

Co-edited with Julian Fink, Rechtfertigungen des Unrechts. Das Rechtsdenken im Nationalsozialismus in Originaltexten, Suhrkamp 2014.

Konstruktionen praktischer Vernunft. Philosophie im Gespräch, Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp 2000. English edition: Constructions of Practical Reason. Philosophical Talks, Stanford: Stanford University Press 2003. Philosophical Talks with Amartya Sen, Ronald Dworkin, T.M. Scanlon, Christine M. Korsgaard, Martha C. Nussbaum, Seyla Benhabib, David Gauthier, Michael Sandel, Michael Walzer.

Edited Symposia in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Freedom and Coercion: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy, co-edited with Sorin Baiasu, in: Kant-Studien 107, 1, 2016, Articles by Onora O’Neill, Paul Guyer, Arthur Ripstein, Christoph Hanisch, Christoph Horn, Alice Pinheiro-Walla, Sorin Baiasu, Herlinde Pauer-Studer.

Group Agency and Collective Intentionality, in: Erkenntnis 79, 9, 2014 (Supplement), co-edited with Martin Kusch and Hans Bernhard Schmid, Articles by Philip Pettit, Christian List, Martin Kusch, Arto Laitinen, Frank A. Hindriks, Hans Bernhard Schmid, Herlinde Pauer-Studer.

The Second-Person Standpoint in Law and Morality, co-edited with Christoph Hanisch, in: Grazer Philosophische Studien 90, 2014, Articles by Stephen Darwall, Fabienne Peter, Jens Timmermann, Peter Schaber, Hans Bernhard Schmid, Christoph Hanisch, Herlinde Pauer-Studer.

Papers (English):

Complicity and Conditions of Agency, in: Journal of Applied Philosophy, June 15, 2018.
Funding Information: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant Number: 740922.

Korsgaard’s Constitutivism and the Possibility of Bad Action, in: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Volume 21, Number 1, February 2018, 37-56.

A Community of Rational Beings. Kant’s Realm of Ends and the Distinction between Internal and External Freedom, in: Kant-Studien 1, 107, 2016, 125-159.

Moral Sentimentalism and the Normativity of Empathy. Critical Comments on Michael Slote, Moral Sentimentalism in: Neil Roughly and Thomas Schramme (eds.), On Moral Sentimentalism, Cambridge Scholars 2015, 73-87.

Contractualism and the Second-Person Moral Standpoint, in: Grazer Philosophische Studien 90, 2014, 149-168.

Rational Requirements and Reasoning. Critical Note on Rationality through Reasoning by John Broome, in: Economics and Philosophy 30, 3, 2014, pp
513-528, DOI 10.1017/S0266267114000315.

A Constitutive Account of Group Agency, in: Erkenntnis 79, 9, 2014 (Supplement), 1623-1639, DOI 10.1007/s10670-014-9632-y.

Hans Kelsen’s Legal Positivism and the Challenge of Nazi Law, in: Vienna Circle Yearbook 17, 2014, 223-240.

Law and Morality under Evil Conditions: The Case of SS Judge Konrad Morgen, in: Jurisprudence, 3, 2012, 367-390.

Distortions of Normativity, Co-authored with J. David Velleman, in: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice Vol. 14, 2010, 329-356.

The Moral Standpoint: First-Personal or Second-Personal? A review of: The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability, by Stephen Darwall, in: The European Journal of Philosophy, 2010, 296-310.

Humean Sources of Normativity, in: Charles Pigden (ed.), Hume, Motivation, and Virtue, Palgrave MacMillan 2009, 186-207.

Global Justice: Problems of a Cosmopolitan Account, in: Lukas Meyer (ed.), Justice, Legitimacy, and Public International Law, Cambridge University Press 2009, 207-231.

Instrumental Rationality versus Practical Reason: Desires, Ends, and Commitment, in: Fabienne Peter und Hans-Bernhard Schmid (eds.), Rationality and Commitment, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008, 73-104.

Identity, Commitment, and Morality, in: The Journal of Economic Methodology 13, 3, 2006, 349-369.

Justice as a Precondition of Affection and Care: A Comment on Axel Honneth, in: Beate Rössler (ed.), Privacies: Philosophical Evaluations Stanford: Stanford University Press 2004, 163-167.

Liberalism, Perfectionism, and Civic Virtue, in: Philosophical Explorations 3, 2001, 174-192.

Kant and Social Sentiments, in: Vienna Circle Yearbook 1994, 279-288.

Peter Singer on Euthanasia, in: The Monist 76, 2, 1993, 135-157.

Über transzendentale Argumente, in: Grazer Philosophische Studien 20, 1983, 57-85.

Conditions of Knowledge, in: Grazer Philosophische Studien 14, 1981, 97-111.

Papers (German):

Vertragstheoretische Ethik, in: Ralf Stoecker, Christian Neuhäuser, Marie-Luise Raters (Hg.), Handbuch Angewandte Ethik, Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag 2011, 32-36.

Philippa Foots Sicht praktischer Rationalität, in Thomas Hoffmann und Michael Reuter (eds.), Natürlich Gut. Aufsätze zur Philosophie von Philippa Foot, ORT: Ontos Verlag 2010, 169-192.

Iris Young – Justice, Politics, and Difference, in: Manfred Brocker (ed.), Geschichte des Politischen Denkens. Ein Handbuch, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2007, 743-756.

Erinnern und Vergessen. Österreichs verfehlte Politische Ethik, in: Eveline Goodman-Thau (ed. ),
Das Eigene Erinnern, Gedenkkultur zwischen Realität und Normativität, Wien: Passagen Verlag 2007, 151-163.