Archive | November 2014

New Publications

My article “Oaths, Promises, and Compulsory Duties: Kant’s Response to Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem” has been published in Journal of the History of Ideas 75.4 (2014). The article contains a translation of Mendelssohn’s comments on Kant’s essay “An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?” and discusses the significance of those comments, so I think many people will find it interesting.

My review essay on two translations of Mendelssohn’s Morning Hours — one by Daniel O. Dahlstrom and Corey Dyck, the other by Bruce Rosenstock — has appeared in Philosophy in Review 34.5 (2014). My review of Courtney Fugate and John Hymers’ translation of Baumgarten’s Metaphysics is now out in Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 37.4 (2014).

By the end of the month, my article “Baumgarten on Sensible Perfection” will be published in Philosophica 44 (2014). The article is a study of the different ways that Baumgarten defines and uses the concept of sensible perfection in his Reflections on Poetry, Metaphysics, and Aesthetics.

Licensing agreements prevent me from posting most of these publications online, but I’ve provided links on the publications page. If you don’t have access to the relevant databases, I’d be happy to send you a copy. Please let me know.