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Prof. Dr. Alice Pinheiro Walla

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Alice Pinheiro Walla

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Junior Professor - Political Philosophy


I joined the department as W-1 Professor of Political Philosophy (Global Justice) in May 2016.

I am a Kant scholar by training, and have published a number of articles on Kant's practical philosophy. My research interests are Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Legal Philosophy, and History of Philosophy.

I have a have a Magister degree (Mag.phil) from the University of Vienna (2006), a Masters of Letters in Philosophy (M.Litt) from the University of St. Andrews (2007), and a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews (2012).

Alice Pinheiro Walla

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Junior Professor - Political Philosophy


My research combines Kant scholarship with the analytic tradition in philosophy. I am very passionate about understanding the structure of rights and duties and providing a rigorous foundation for them.

In my research, I aim to reinterpret Kant to formulate a new systematic approach to problems such as territorial rights, property rights, global governance, the justification of welfare rights, moral demandingness, and the relationship between prudence and morality. 

Alice Pinheiro Walla

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Junior Professor - Political Philosophy


Peer reviewed journal articles

[1] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Virtue and Prudence in a Footnote of the Doctrine of Virtue (VI: 433n.)” Annual Review of Law and Ethics / Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik, Bd. 21, 2013. 

[2] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Human Nature and the Right to Coerce in Kant’s Doctrine of Right”. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Vol. 96, Issue 1, April, 2014.

[3] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Kant’s Moral Theory and Demandingness”Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, August 2015, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 731-743

[4] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “When the strictest right is the greatest wrong: Kant on Fairness.” Estudos Kantianos v. 3, n. 01, 2015. 

[5] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Common Possession of the Earth and Cosmopolitan Right.” Kant-Studien, 1/2016. 

[6] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, "Local Desire Satisfaction and Long-Term Wellbeing: Revisiting the Gout Sufferer of the Groundwork". Belgrade Philosophical Annual 28/2015.

[7] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, "Kant and the Wisdom of Oedipus". Invited contribution to a special issue of Kantian Review on Moral Demandingness (peer reviewed). Confirmed contributors: Onora O'Neill, Roger Crisp, Jens Timmermann, John Skorupski, Marcel von Ackeren and Martin Sticker.  

[8] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, "Kant on Moral Education for Peace". Forthcoming in Con-textos Kantianos, June, 2017.


Articles in edited volumes

[1] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Private Property and the Possibility of Consent: Immanuel Kant and Social Contract Theory.” Forthcoming in Paula Satne (ed.), Kant’s Doctrine of Right, University of Wales Press, 2017.

[2] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, "Kant on Freedom of Thought". Forthcoming in: A. Tomaszewska and H. Hämäläinen (eds.), The Sources of Secularism: Enlightenment and Beyond. New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

[3] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, "Kantianism and Climate Change." Forthcoming in Ben Eggleston and Dale E. Miller (eds.) Moral Theory and Climate Change: Ethical Perspectives on a Warming Planet, Routledge, 2018.

[4] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Natureza Humana e o Direito de Coagir na Doutrina do Direito de Kant” Translation of “Human Nature and the Right to Coerce in Kant’s Doctrine of Right”. Originally pubished in: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Vol. 96, Issue 1, April, 2014. Brazilian Portuguese translation by the author forthcoming in: Evandro Barbosa (ed.), Temas de Filosofia do Direito II.


Book reviews

[1] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, Book Review of Pauline Kleingeld, Kant and Cosmopolitanism. The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship. Cambridge University Press, 2012. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 592–593, December 2013.

[2] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, Book Review of Elisabeth Ellis, Kant’s Political Theory. Penn state University Press, 2012. ID: International Dialogue. A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs, III, 2013.

[3] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, Review of Reidar Maliks, Kant's Politics in Context, Oxford University Press, 2014. Philosophical Quarterly, 2015.

[4] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, Review of Lara Denis and Oliver Sensen (eds.), Kant's Lectures on Ethics: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, Notre Dame Review of Books, 2016.

Other Publications

[1] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “A Commentary on Anna Stilz, ‘Nations, States, and Territory’ and Lea Ypi, ‘A Permissive Theory of Territorial Rights’, in: Cara Nine (ed.), Territory and Justice Symposia 2014 edition, http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory.html.

[2] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, “Obituary of B. Sharon Byrd” forthcoming in: Annual Review of Law and Ethics / Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik.

Book Projects

[1] Demiray, Mehmet Ruhi and Pinheiro Walla, Alice (eds.), Reason, Rights and Law: New Essays on Kantian Political Philosophy, University of Wales Press, 2018.

[2] Baiasu, Sorin and Pinheiro Walla, Alice (eds.), Political Justification in Kant's Legal Theory.

[3] Pinheiro Walla, Alice, Happiness in Kant’s Practical Thought.

Alice Pinheiro Walla

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Junior Professor - Political Philosophy


Sie finden meine gegenwärtigen und vergangenen Lehrveranstaltungen hier.

You will find my current and past courses here.

Alice Pinheiro Walla

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Junior Professor - Political Philosophy


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E-Mail: Alice.PinheiroWalla@uni-bayreuth.de
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Raum: 1.24 (GW II)

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