Sarah Linda Scott, PHD

Sarah Linda Scott, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Philosophy

Email : sarah.scott@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7205

Office : DLS 434

Education

PHD, The New School
BA, Brown University

About

Sarah Scott is Co-Director of the Center for Ethics and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Manhattan College. Dr. Scott earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. in Art History and Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. She teaches and conducts research in ethics, 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Forthcoming publications include studies of Martin Buber’s appropriation of Nicholas of Cusa, his concept of personhood, and his notion of grace. She is also working on a paper on the right to be forgotten and is a faculty advisor for the Manhattan College Film Society.

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

Publications:
  • Forthcoming: “Knowing Otherness: Martin Buber’s Appropriation of Nicholas of Cusa.” International Philosophical Quarterly. Anticipated release December 2015.
  • Forthcoming: “An Unending Sphere of Relation: Martin Buber’s Conception of Personhood.” Forum Philosophicum 19:1 (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.” The Continuum Companion to Existentialism. Ed. Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds and Ashley Woodward. London & New York: Continuum, 2011. 334-335.
  • “Martin Buber.” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.iep.utm.edu, 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, http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net, Feb. 3, 2009 (Volume 13, Issue 6).
  • Book Review: The Moral Demands of Memory by Jeffrey Blustein, Metapsychology Online Reviews, http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net, Sep. 9, 2008 (Volume 12, Issue 37).
 
Conference Papers:
  • “Imagining the Real: Almodóvar’s Talk to Her and Buber on Moral Relations,” Dialogue in the 21st Century: A Martin Buber Memorial Conference, Manhattan College, April 23, 2015.
  • “Civil Disobedience in King and Kant,” Civil Disobedience as a Core Concept Panel, Association for Core Texts and Courses Twenty-First Annual Conference, Plymouth, Massachusetts, April 11, 2015.
  • “Digital Memory and the Discovery of a New Human Right to be Forgotten,” Fourth Annual Conference of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, Lund University, Sweden, December 6, 2014.
  • “Personhood in the Moral Philosophy of Martin Buber,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, Canada, May 25, 2014.
  • “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, Wales, 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, New York, 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, Canada, March 7, 2008.

Other

  • Co-Director, Manhattan College Center for Ethics , 2014-Present.
    Fellow, Manhattan College Center for Ethics, 2012-2014.
  • Fellow, Collegium: Summer Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, June 20-27, 2014.
  • Co-Developer and Faculty Advisor, Manhattan College Film Society, 2011-Present.

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