Sarah W Holtman

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Educational Background & Specialties


  • ethics
  • Immanuel Kant
  • justice and civic virtue
  • legal interpretation
  • nature and value of moral theory
  • philosophy of law
  • political philosophy
  • Ronald Dworkin's theory of judicial interpretation
  • social justice
  • the legal system
  • theories of justice
  • Toward Social Reform: Kant's Penal Theory Reinterpreted: Holtman, Sarah, Utilitas, 9 , 1997.
  • Kant, Ideal Theory and the Justice of Exclusionary Zoning: Holtman, Sarah, Ethics, 110 32-58, 1999.
  • Civility and Hospitality: Justice and Social Grace in Trying Times: Holtman, Sarah, Kantian Review, 6 85-108, 2002.
  • Three Strategies for Theorizing about Justice: Holtman, Sarah, American Philosophical Quarterly, 40 77-90, 2003.
  • Kantian Justice and Poverty Relief: Holtman, Sarah, Kant-Studien, 95 86-106, 2004.
  • On the Question of Orphans: Holtman, Sarah, Social Theory and Practice, 32 579-600, 2006.
  • Autonomy and the Kingdom of Ends: Holtman, Sarah, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., ed., Wiley-Blackwell, The Blackwell Companion to Kant's Ethics, 102-117, 2009.
  • Kant, Retributivism and Civic Respect: Holtman, Sarah, Mark D. White, ed., Oxford University Press, Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy, 107-128, 2011.
  • Kant, Justice and Civic Fellowship: Holtman, Sarah, Formosa, Goldman and Patrone eds., University of Wales Press, Politics and Teleology in Kant, 110-127, 2014.
  • Kant & Moral Responsibility for Ebola Orphans: Holtman, Sarah, Guillaume A.W. Attia, Editor-in-Chief, The Critique, The Bright Continent: Illuminating the Challenges, Opportunities & Promises of a Rising Africa, 2016. Link
  • Beneficence and Disability: Holtman, Sarah, Adam Cureton and Thomas E. Hill, Jr, eds, Oxford University Press, Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies and Relationships, forthcoming.