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Monika Betzler

Prof Monika Betzler

Chair for Practical Philosophy and Ethics

Areas of research

ethics of relationships, autonomy, empathy, practical irrationality, commitments, diachronic agency


Faculty of Philosophy, University of Munich

Selected publications:

  • Betzler, M. (2019). The relational value of empathy, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 27 [in print].
  • Betzler, M. (2019). Inverse akrasia: a case for reasoning about one's emotions, in: C. Bagnoli (ed.): Time in action: the temporal structure of rational agency and practical thought. London: Routledge [forthcoming].
  • Betzler, M. (2016). Evaluative commitments: how they guide us over time and why, in: R. Altshuler & M. Sigrist (eds.): Time and the philosophy of action (pp. 124-140). London: Routledge.
  • Betzler, M. (2015). Enhancing the capacity for autonomy: What parents owe their children to make their lives go well. In: A. Bagattini & C. Macleod (eds.): The nature of children's well-being (pp. 65-84). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Betzler, M. (2013). The normative significance of personal projects. In: M. Kühler & N. Jelinek (eds.), Autonomy and the self (pp. 101-126). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Betzler, M. (2009). Expressive actions, Inquiry, 52, 272-292.
  • Betzler, M. (2004). Sources of practical conflicts and reasons for regret. In: P. Baumann & M. Betzler (eds.). Practical conflicts: New philosophical essays (pp. 197-222). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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