Fall 2013

I’m putting the finishing touches on The Very Idea of a Critique of Pure Reason and getting ready to send it to the publisher. I’ve been revising for a long time, but I think it’s finally become the book I wanted it to be. I’ll be presenting the conclusion to the book and some remarks about the reception of Kant’s critique in nineteenth century German philosophy at the Brackenridge Workshop at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) this November, thanks to the kind invitation of Alistair Welchman.

I’m also working on a series of conference papers on the Leibnizian-Wolffian philosophy, including a paper about Wolff’s German Logic for a conference in Leuven later in November, a paper on Baumgarten’s Metaphysics for a conference in Philadelphia in March, and a paper about the reception of Leibniz in eighteenth century German philosophy for the Iberoamerican Leibniz Congress in Grenada in April. After that, I’ll be going to a workshop on the historical a priori in Husserl and Foucault at Dartmouth in May, thanks to the invitation of Amy Allen and Smaranda Aldea. Most of these papers will probably be published in conference proceedings, but they’ll be important parts of my ongoing work on aesthetics, logic, and metaphysics in German philosophy before Kant.

Teaching keeps me very busy, but it’s going well. Today in Early Modern (PL 3362) we’ll be talking about Part III of Spinoza’s Ethics, which is always fun.

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