Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir

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Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (born October 5, 1969 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic philosopher living in San Francisco, USA. She is the 4th Icelandic woman to have completed a doctorate in philosophy and the first in metaphysics. She has a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Brandeis University, 1992, AM in philosophy from Harvard University, 1997, and PhD in philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2004. She was a host lecturer at Vassar College in New York during the winter of 2004-2005 and has been a lecturer in philosophy at San Francisco State University since the autumn of 2005.

Ásta is predominantly concerned with metaphysics, and the philosophy of language and epistemology, ethics and aesthetics.[1] She has authored papers on feminist metaphysics such as The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir". San Francisco State University. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Witt, Charlotte (3 December 2010). Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self. Springer. p. 47. ISBN 978-90-481-3782-4. Retrieved 16 July 2012.