Collegiate Affiliation

Sarah Holtman is a Professor of Philosophy and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Prof. Holtman's work focuses on moral and political philosophy, philosophy of law and Kant’s practical philosophy. Her current research expands interpretations of Kant's theory of justice—which are rooted in civic respect—and applies that theory to contemporary issues, including housing rights, policing, poverty, and global citizenship. 

Prof. Holtman regularly teaches courses in moral, political and legal philosophy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as offerings focused on various aspects of Kant’s practical philosophy and on the work of contemporary Kantians.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
  • M.A.: Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
  • J.D.: University of Virginia, 1985
  • B.A.: Philosophy, College of William and Mary, 1982


  • Moral Philosophy
  • Kant's Practical Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political Philosophy