dr. Amanda Cawston

Associate Professor

TSHD: Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
TSHD: Department of Philosophy


I have a wide range of interests within political philosophy, including the ethics of violence and non-violence, feminist philosophy, migration ethics, and topics in animal ethics. I have written on pacifism, the feminist debate on pornography, competition, and self-sacrifice.

My current research explores how mechanisms of alienation support forms of violence, and subsequently call for new forms of non-violent resistance.


Recent publications

  1. Celebrity Politics and Democratic Elitism

    Archer, A., & Cawston, A. (2022). Celebrity Politics and Democratic Elitism. Topoi, 41(1), 33–43.
  2. Are you (relevantly) experienced? A moral argument for video games

    Cawston, A., & Wildman, N. (2022). Are you (relevantly) experienced? A moral argument for video games. In L. D'Olimpio, P. Paris, & A. Thompson (Eds.), Educating Character Through the Arts (1st ed., pp. 109-124). Routledge.
  3. Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power

    Archer, A., Cawston, A., Matheson, B., & Geuskens, M. C. M. (2020). Celebrity, Democracy, and Epistemic Power. Perspectives on Politics, 18(1), 27-42.
  4. The Ethics of Data Acquisition - Protecting Privacy and Autonomy Whil…

    Archer, A., Wildman, N., Brouwer, H., & Cawston, A. (2019). The Ethics of Data Acquisition: Protecting Privacy and Autonomy While Harnessing the Potential of Big Data . Centre for the Governance of Change.
  5. Admiring Animals

    Cawston, A. (2019). Admiring Animals. In A. Archer, & A. Grahle (Eds.), The Moral Psychology of Admiration (pp. 165-178). (Moral Psychology of the Emotions). Rowman & Littlefield.

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