Sarah Linda Scott, PHD

Sarah Linda Scott, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Philosophy

Email :

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: “Knowing Otherness: Martin Buber's Appropriation of Nicholas of Cusa," International Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Forthcoming: “An Unending Sphere of Relation: Martin Buber’s Conception of Personhood,” Forum Philosophicum.
  • 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.” In 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:
  • “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 4-6, 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.


  • 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