Dr. Amelie Stuart

Amelie Stuart studied Sociology and Philosophy in Bremen. She wrote her MA thesis on "The Legitimacy of Minority Rights according to John Rawls". After completing her MA, she worked as a research assistant for the German weekly newspaper Die ZEIT and researched on Marion Dönhoff's legacy. Between 2011 and 2019 she was a member of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Graz. During this time, she was involved in research projects on topics such as intuition, solidarity with refugees as well as risks of rights violations in the context of climate change.

Since 2014 she is committed to promoting gender justice in Philosophy. She was a member of the organizing team of the lecture series „Women in Philosophy“ in Graz. Her current research includes working about the (in-)visibility of women in Philosophy. She is a member of the BMBF-funded research consortium "Bildersturm - Frauen in der Philosophie sichtbar machen und neue Vorbilder etablieren" (in English: Bildersturm - Making Women Visible in Philosophy and Establishing New Role Models). Together with Hannah Wallenfels, she creates the podcast series "Aufbrechen, umgestalten?!" on feminist critiques of the canon.

She completed her PhD in Philosophy in 2019 at the University of Graz. Her PhD thesis develops duties to prevent poverty, based on Kant's legal and moral philosophy. Her current research areas are early modern political philosophy, particularly theories of property, as well as theories of classical liberalism and their critique. She is co-editor of the Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur, a peer-reviewed open access journal on german-language reviews of academic philosophy books.

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Scientific publications
  • Bettina Hollstein, Amelie Stuart (2023) (eds.): “Strukturwandel des Eigentums – wirtschaftsethische Herausforderung oder Chance?”, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik 24/3 (2023).
  • Stuart, Amelie (2023): “Einleitung und Präsentation von drei Kommentaren zu Reinhardt, K. Migration und Weltbürgerrecht”, in: Revista de Estudios Kantianos, Vol. 8, Núm. 2. p. 500-504.
  • J. Beuerbach; K. Sonntag; A. Stuart (2022): “Zur Frage nach dem Stand der Dinge – Eine Einleitung”, In: J. Beuerbach; K. Sonntag; A. Stuart (eds.): Der Stand der Dinge. Theorien der Aneignung und des Gebrauchs, Schwabe Verlag, Basel, p. 9- 31.
  • Stuart, Amelie (2021): “Liberalismus und Armut”, in: G. Schweiger; C. Sedmak (eds.): Handbuch Philosophie und Armut, J.B. Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart, p. 159- 165.
  • Stuart, Amelie (2021): “The right of ownership in early modern political philosophy.”, In: A. Cremer (ed.): Gender, Law and Material Culture. Immobile Property and Mobile Goods in Early Modern Europe, Routledge. London, p. 34- 45.
Media and podcasts


  • October 2023:  “Faded Gold: Inheritances within Families in Erfurt between 1700-1750” with Lydia von der Weth at the conference “Pass on. Generational Transfers of Wealth from the 16th to the 20th Century”, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (invited) (with Lydia von der Weth). 
  • April 2022: “‘Academic life is a mad hazard.’ Some remarks on the preconditions for science as identified by Weber”, University of Erfurt.
  • December 2021: “Die Natur des Eigentums.”, comment on Tilo Wesches ”Die Rechte der Natur. Vom nachhaltigen Eigentum“, University of Erfurt/online.
  • November 2020: “Auf den Schultern von Riesinnen? Frauen und der philosophische Kanon”, lecture series PhilosopHER*, Leipzig University/online (invited).
  • September 2019: “When the least advantaged are not the unfortunate and unlucky: On equality of opportunity and education”, University of Oslo (invited).
  • September 2018: “Property Rights and Gender in Early Modern Political Theory”, atGender: 10th European Feminist Research Conference, Göttingen.
  • July 2018: “The right of ownership in early modern political philosophy”, German Historical Institute London (invited).
  • June 2016: “Women’s Property Rights: Rethinking (Early) Modern Theories of Property and Ownership”, Bled Ethics Conference.