Judith Würgler (ass. doct.)

Doctoral assistant, chair of General Philosophy 

Office: 2.E.44

Tel : 032 718 18 14

Email : judith.wurgler@unine.ch

Reception : Tuesday 14-16h ou by appointment

Formation : 
  • MA in contemporary philosophy, University of Neuchâtel
    • Master thesis on the postulate of the selfish motivation of the homo economicus in contemporary economic theory, awarded with the Eugène-Ferdinand Piccard prize (best interfaculty master thesis).
  • BA in philosophy and history, University of Neuchâtel
Interest :
  • Meta-Ethics
  • Philosophy of Economics
  • Normativity
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy


Current research :
  • Thesis title: "The accusation of moralist sophism: discussion and criticism".
    • The thesis deals with the requirement of "realism" in moral and political philosophy, mainly with regard to the way in which human nature is represented.
    • The issues addressed are at the intersection of normative philosophy (moral and political), metaethics and economic philosophy.



  • « La motivation morale », dans M. Kristanek (dir.), L’Encyclopédie philosophique, Janvier 2019.
  • “Economizing on Virtue”, CEUR-Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, September 17-18, 2018, Vol-2205, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2205/paper6_oe2.pdf
  • "Simon Feldman, Against Authenticity: Why You Shouldn't Be Yourself", book review in Dialectica, vol. 71, n°4, September 2017.


Teaching :

  • Master's seminar in metaethics: "The nature of the link between nature and morality"
  • Bachelor's level philosophy practical work: moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of knowledge, philosophy of perception