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Krista ThomasonVisiting Assistant Professor

Office: Papazian 320
Phone: 610.328.8429
Email: kthomas2
Interests: Ethics, Metaethics, Social & Political Philosophy, Kant's Moral Theory, Bioethics, Ancient, 20th-21st Continental, Feminist Philosophy
Ph.D., Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 
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  Areas of Specialization and Competence  |    Education  | Publications |
Professional Workshops
Papers Presented

Areas of Specialization

Ethics, social and political philosophy, Kant's moral theory

Areas of Competence

Bioethics, philosophy of law, ancient philosophy, continental philosophy, feminist philosophy


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Ph.D., October 2009

Thesis: "Rethinking Shame"

Committee: David Sussman (chair), Arthur Melnick, William Schroeder, Helga Varden

   University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: MA, August 2006

   University of North Carolina at Greensboro: BA, May 2002 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


"Shame and Contempt in Kant's Moral Theory" forthcoming in Kantian Review

Professional Workshops

Participant in Hess Faculty Seminar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, January 2012 entitled "Holocaust Geographies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust"

Papers presented

"Kant and the Negative Emotions" at Kantian Ethics and Moral Life, University of Antwerp, Belgium, September 2012 (upcoming)

"Get Over It: Praising Fairness Over Forgiveness" at Pacific Division APA Meeting, April 2012 (upcoming)

"A Retributive Defense of Shaming Punishments" at Central Division APA Meeting, March 2011

"Autonomy and Pregnancy: Case Law and Pregnant Embodiment" at 27th International Social Philosophy Conference, July 2010

 "The Role of Contempt in Kantian Ethics" at International Kant Congress, Pisa, Italy, May 2010 (Invited, but unable to attend due to British Airways strike)

"The Role of Contempt in Kantian Ethics" at the Eastern Division APA Meeting, December 2009

 "Resurrecting the Scarlet Letter: The Role of Shame in Punishment" at 26th International Social Philosophy Conference in August 2009