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  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 251

    5037 AB Tilburg


  • Netherlands

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Research interests

My main research interest is in the ethics of war and violence, with particular interests in pacifism and non-violence. 

I am also interested in several topics in political philosophy, applied ethics, and feminist philosophy, including competition, pornography, and the intersections between feminist and animal ethics. 

Current courses

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I currently teach the following courses:

Political Philosophy : A first year introductory course covering key thinkers, including Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Hegel, Marx and Mill.

Migration, Refugees and Human Rights:  Master's level course surveying a range of topics in migration ethics including rights to exclude, freedom of movement, trafficking, and amnesty.

Terrorism and Security: Master's level course surveying a range of topics in terrorism and security including definitions of terrorism, counterterrorism, and torture.

Philosophy of Administration Studies: A third year course for public administration students covering ethical and political concepts such as justice, freedom and equality, as well as concepts in professional ethics, such as integrity, trust, and impartiality.

Political Philosophy and Organization Studies: A second year course for Organizational studies students covering topics such as power, democracy, and discrimination.


  • Feminism
  • Applied Ethics
  • Political Philosophy / Political Ethics

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Erotica Medicine & Life Sciences
feminism Social Sciences
profession Social Sciences
Conception Arts & Humanities
pragmatics Social Sciences
participation Social Sciences
Pacifism Arts & Humanities
incompatibility Social Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Web publication/site

Admiring Animals

Cawston, A., 2019, The Moral Psychology of Admiration. Archer, A. & Grahle, A. (eds.). London: Rowman & Littlefield, p. 165-178 (Moral Psychology of the Emotions).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Pacifism and Re-appropriated Violence

Cawston, A., 2019, Pacifism's Appeal: Ethos, History, Politics. Kustermans, J., Sauer, T., Lootens, D. & Segaert, B. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 41-60

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review


Political Disagreement and Conceptions of Violence

Cawston, A., 2018, In : Tijdschrift voor Filosofie. 80, 4, p. 721-747

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Rehabilitating Self-sacrifice: Care Ethics and the Politics of Resistance

Cawston, A. & Archer, A., Aug 2018, In : International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 26, 3, p. 456-477

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

The feminist case against pornography: A review and re-evaluation

Cawston, A., 19 Jul 2018, In : Inquiry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access