Sarah Linda Scott, PHD

Sarah Linda Scott, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Philosophy

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Phone : 718-862-7205

Office : DLS 434


PHD, The New School
BA, Brown University


  • Ethics, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and the History of Philosophy.
  • Current research focuses on the moral philosophy of Martin Buber and his relation to aesthetics and Medieval and Renaissance thought. I am also working on projects related to cyber ethics.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, 2012-Present.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, 2011-12.

Instructor, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2008-11.
Courses Taught: Ethics and Society; Self and Society; Moral Issues in Business; 19th Century Philosophy; Existentialism; Philosophic Issues in Literature; Philosophy of Beauty; Knowledge, Reality and Values.

Teaching Fellow, The New School (Eugene Lang College and The New School for General Studies), 2007, 2010-11. Courses Taught: Ethics, Modern Philosophy, Existentialism.

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Forthcoming: “An Unending Sphere of Relation: Martin Buber’s Conception of Personhood,” Forum Philosophicum, May 2014.
  • Translation: “On the History of the Problem of Individuation: Nicholas of Cusa and Jakob Böhme, by Martin Buber.” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 33.2 (2012): 371-401.
  • “Buber.” In The Continuum Companion to Existentialism, edited by Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds and Ashley Woodward. London & New York: Continuum, 2011. 334-335.
  • “Martin Buber,” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,, June 2010.
  • Book Review: Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution by Bruce T. Moran, Science & Society, April 2009 (Volume 73, No. 2).
  • Book Review: Tolerance and the Ethical Life by Andrew Fiala, Metapsychology Online Reviews,, Feb. 3, 2009 (Volume 13, Issue 6).
  • Book Review: The Moral Demands of Memory by Jeffrey Blustein, Metapsychology Online Reviews,, Sep. 9, 2008 (Volume 12, Issue 37).
Conference Papers:
  • “Nicholas of Cusa’s Ethics of Individuation and Martin Buber’s Dialogic Philosophy,” American Cusanus Society, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 8, 2014.
  • “Beyond Privacy: The New Human Rights of Memory,” Long Island Philosophical Society, Molloy College, April 26, 2014.
  • “The Influence of Nicholas of Cusa on Martin Buber,” 11th Annual International Society for Neoplatonic Studies Conference, Cardiff University, June 14, 2013.
  • “The Moral Significance of the Coincidence of Opposites in Nicholas of Cusa and Martin Buber,” Philosophy Workshop, The New School for Social Research, December 16, 2010.
  • “Dialogic Subjectivity in Plato and Martin Buber,” Graduate Students’ Conference: Breaking Out of Subjectivity, CREOR (Centre for Research on Religion), McGill University, March 7, 2008.


  • Fellow, Manhattan College Center for Ethics , 2012-Present.
    Campus Presentations:
    • "Memory and Moral Judgement in Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt," Manhattan College Center for Ethics & Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center, April 16, 2014.
    • “Business Ethics, Privacy and Free Speech: A Conversation with Lavabit’s Ladar Levison,” Manhattan College Center for Ethics, November 21, 2013.
  • Co-Developer and Faculty Advisor, Manhattan College Film Society, 2011-Present.
    Campus Presentations:
    • “Coming of Age in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet,” Manhattan College Film Society, February 5, 2014.
    • “Exploring the Boundary Between Violence and Care in Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her,” Manhattan College Film Society, May 1, 2012.
    • “New French Film: The Illusionist,” The Tournées Film Festival, Manhattan College, March 27, 2012.
    • “Authenticity, Artificiality and Temporality in Charlie Kaufmann’s Synecdoche, New York,” Manhattan College Film Society, December 1, 2011.

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • LLRN 102 Classical Origins of Western Culture
  • PHIL 150 Roots of the Modern Age: Philosophy
PHIL 201 Ethics
PHIL 228 Philosophy & Film
  • PHIL 301 / RLS 200 Faith & Reason
PHIL 311 Augustine
  • PHIL 334 Existentialism
  • PHIL 399 Special Topics in Philosophy: Great Women Philosophers