SANFORD DIEHL is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy. In Fall 2023, he will begin a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University and a B.A. in Philosophy and German Literature and Cultural History from Columbia University.
Diehl works on ethics, moral psychology, and social and political philosophy. He is especially interested in forms of normative thought that are essentially relational or directed towards other subjects. His current research is focused on the role of recognition and acknowledgment in basic forms of valuing other people. He is working on projects about the relation between respect, rights, and interpersonal justification, the sense in which love involves really seeing another person, and the value of being recognized. He has also written about the importance of address to the normative foundations of social critique.
Prior to joining NYU, Diehl was a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford.