Dr. Sandra Lehmann

Dr. Sandra Lehmann Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy







Courses Taught at WVPU

Philosophy: Philosophical Classics: Early Modern Europe
Philosophy: The First Philosophers


Background and Facts

Sandra Lehmann recieved her PhD in philosophy from the University of Vienna in 2002 with a dissertation on the Czech phenomenologist Jan Patočka. From 2002-2004, she participated in a number of research projects on Patočka at the Center for Theoretical Study Prague and the Institute for Human Sciences Vienna, including a project on Patočka’s inquiries in the genealogy of modernity. She also completed a new translation of Patočka’s opus magnum, Ketzerische Essays zur Philosophie der Geschichte  [Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History] (Suhrkamp, 2010).

From 2005-2006, Dr. Lehmann was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Center at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, where she examined the relationship between the philosophy of history and philosophy of religion in Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption. From 2006-2009, Dr. Lehmann received a three-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (APART fellowship), which she spent at both the Rosenzweig Center Jerusalem and the Institute for Human Sciences Vienna while researching the methodological role of reality belief for ontology, and which resulted in the publication of Wirklichkeitsglaube und Überschreitung [Reality Belief and the Transcendent] (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2011). In her book-length essay Die metaphysische Bewegung [The Metaphysical Movement] (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014), she applied her ontological approach to political philosophy.   

Dr. Lehmann has taught as a lecturer of philosophy at the Charles University Prague, Jan Palacký University Olomouc, University of Seville (ERASMUS teaching program), and University of Vienna. From 2014-2016, she served as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic Private University Linz. 

Dr. Lehmann is currently working on the relationship between phenomenology and new realist philosophy that is also the subject of her most recent book, Eine Diskussion mit Markus Gabriel. Phänomenologische Positionen zum Neuen Realismus [A Discussion with Markus Gabriel: Phenomenological Perspectives on New Realism] (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017; co-authors Peter Gaitsch and Philipp Schmidt).