Babette Babich (born 14 November 1956, in New York City) is an American philosopher who writes on philosophy of science and technology, but also aesthetics, including philosophy of music, museum culture and poetics, film, television, and digital media, as well as life-size bronzes in antiquity (Greek sculpture), and the stylistic difference between analytic and continental philosophy.
She writes on contemporary debates in philosophy of science as well as the history of science and sociology of philosophy and has written on ecology, especially aether, and animal philosophy. She specializes in the writings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Hölderlin and she engages the work of Theodor Adorno, Giorgio Agamben, Günther Anders, Georges Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, Ludwik Fleck, Ivan Illich, Paul Virilio, Peter Sloterdijk, and Slavoj Žižek.
In 1996, Babich founded (and continues to edit) the journal New Nietzsche Studies, echoing the spirit of the 1974 book, The New Nietzsche, the pathbreaking collection edited by David Blair Allison (1944-2016).
Following research work at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Université François-Rabelais, Tours (France), Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Tübingen (Germany) Babich has a doctoral degree from Boston College. She taught at Denison University and Marquette University before her current position at Fordham University in New York City in addition to In addition to an honorary appointment as Visiting Professor of Theology, Religion and Philosophy, University of Winchester, England. She has also taught, as visiting professor, at the Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, The University at Stony Brook (both Manhattan and Long Island Campuses), Georgetown University, the [Humboldt University, Berlin, the School of Visual Arts, NYC, University of California at San Diego, and the Juilliard School.
- Nietzsches Antike. Beiträge zur Altphilologie und Musik. Berlin: Academia, 2020.
- The Hallelujah Effect. Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice and Technology. Routledge: 2016. 
- Un politique brisé. Le souci d'autrui, l'humanisme, et les juifs chez Heidegger. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2016.
- La fin de la pensée? Philosophie analytique contre philosophie continentale. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2012.
- Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie. »Die Wissenschaft unter der Optik des Künstlers zu sehn, die Kunst aber unter der des Lebens«. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010.
- "Eines Gottes Glück voller Macht und Liebe." Beiträge zu Nietzsche, Hölderlin, Heidegger. Weimar: Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2009.
- Words in Blood, Like Flowers: Philosophy and Poetry, Music and Eros in Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006, paper: 2007.
- Nietzsche e la Scienza: Arte, vita, conoscenza. Translated by Fulvia Vimercati. Raffaello Cortina Editore. Milan. 1996.
- Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science: Reflecting Science on the Ground of Art and Life. State University of New York Press. Albany. 1994.
Editor and contributor
- Reading David Hume's 'Of the Standard of Taste. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019.
- Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017.
- New Nietzsche Studies. The Journal of the Nietzsche Society. 1996 - ongoing.
- The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Frankfurt am Main: Springer, 2013. [With Dimitri Ginev]
- Heidegger und Nietzsche. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. [With Holger Zaborowski and Alfred Denker]
- Nietzsche, Habermas, and Critical Theory. Amherst, New York. Prometheus Books Humanity Books Imprint. 2004.
- Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science, Van Gogh's Eyes, and God: Essays in Honor of Patrick A. Heelan. S.J. [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer. 2002.
- Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge and Critical Theory: Nietzsche and the Sciences I [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer. 1999.
- Nietzsche, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Nietzsche and the Sciences II [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1999.
- From Phenomenology to Thought, Errancy, and Desire: Essays in Honor of William J. Richardson, S.J. [Phænomenologica] Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht. 1995.
- Babich, "Greek Bronze: Holding a Mirror to Life," Irish Philosophical Yearbook (2006): 1-30.
- Babich, "Heidegger and Hölderlin on Aether and Life," Études Phénoménologique, Phenomenological Studies. 2 (2018): 111-133.
- "New Nietzsche Studies". Cite journal requires
- The New Nietzsche. MIT Press. 1985.
- "Nietzschecircle.com". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
- Babette Babich: Fordham University Faculty Web Page
- Alexandre Gilbert: Dialogue with Babette Babich
- Babich and Bateman: Last of the Continental Philosophers
- London School of Economics Review of Books
- The Birth of kd lang's "Hallelujah" out of the 'Spirit of Music' in: PerfectSoundForever Online Music Magazine October 2011 – Text version: 
- "Between Impossible Wishes: An Interview with Babette Babich" by Nicholas Birns
- Interview: An Impoverishment of Philosophy in: Purlieu Fall 2011
- Inside Fordham "Professor sees Technology in Plato's cave". Interview by Janet Sassi. November 30, 2009
- "Women and Status in Philosophy" in Radical Philosophy
- "A Philosophical Shock"
- "Greek Bronze"
- See Nicholas Birns's review of Words in Blood Like Flowers at Nietzschecircle.com