Short CV/Education and training


  • 1977
    Graduate School at the University of Toronto, Canada; M. A. in philosophy

  • 1978
    M. A. in philosophy and literature

  • 1983
    Doctorate in philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria

  • 1996
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria

Academic positions

  • 1978
    Lecturer in philosophy, University of Salzburg

  • 1981
    Lecturer in the philosophy of law, University of Graz, Austria

  • 1984
    Assistant instructor in philosophy, University of California, Irvine, USA

  • 1986
    Lecturer in philosophy, University of Graz

  • 1990 – 1991
    Lecturer in philosophy, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1991 – 1997
    Assistant professor of philosophy, University of Vienna

  • 2004
    Visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business

  • 2005
    Lecturer in the "Master of Applied Ethics Program", University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1997 – 2010
    Adjunct professor of philosophy, University of Vienna

  • Since 2010
    Professor of philosophy, University of Vienna

Selected publications


  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Kommentar zu David Hume, Traktat über die menschliche Natur, Book 3: Über Moral. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 2007 (= Suhrkamp Studienbibliothek, Volume 6).

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Einführung in die Ethik. Facultas-UTB, Vienna 2003. 2nd revised and expanded edition: Facultas-UTB 2010.

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Autonom Leben. Reflexionen über Freiheit und Gleichheit. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 2000.

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Das Andere der Gerechtigkeit. Moraltheorie im Kontext der Geschlechterdifferenz. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1996.


  • Pauer-Studer, H., Velleman, J.D.: Distortions of Normativity. In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14, 2011. pp. 329-345.

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: The Moral Standpoint: First-Personal or Second-Personal? Review article of: The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability, by Stephen Darwall. In: The European Journal of Philosophy 18(2), 2010. pp. 296-310.

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Humean Sources of Normativity. In: Pigden, C. (ed.): Hume, Motivation, and Virtue. Palgrave MacMillan 2009. pp. 186-207.

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Global Justice: Problems of a Cosmopolitan Account. In: Lukas Meyer (ed.): Justice, Legitimacy, and Public International Law. Cambridge University Press 2009. pp. 207-231.

  • Pauer-Studer, H.: Instrumental Rationality versus Practical Reason: Desires, Ends, and Commitment. In: Peter, F., Schmid, H.-B. (eds.): Rationality and Commitment, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008. pp. 73-104.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Peer review activities

  • Hume Society (Annual Conference 2009)

    Austrian Academy of Sciences (Doc Programme, APART Programme 2008, 2009)

  • GAP.7 (Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP)) Conference in Bremen 2009, Section Metaethics

Memberships in professional associations

  • American Philosophical Association

  • Hume Society

  • Member of the board of the Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Philosophie (Austrian Philosophical Association), since 2009

  • GAP Society for Analytic Philosophy (member of the board 2007-2009; 2009 reelected)

  • Vice president of the Austrian Philosophical Association, 2004–2008

Membership on Editorial Boards

  • Grazer Philosophische Studien (Graz Studies in Philosophy)

  • Practical Philosophy Series (published by Ontos Verlag, together Neil Roughley, Ralf Stoecker and Peter Schaber)

Additional qualifications

Visiting researcher abroad

  • University of California, Irvine, USA, 1984

  • Harvard University, Department of Philosophy, Cambridge, USA, 1996/97

  • Faculty Fellow at the E.J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University, 1997/98

  • Fulbright Scholar, New York University, USA, 2006

  • ERC Advanced Research Grant, 2009

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Experience organising conferences


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