I’ve now finished the proofs and the index for Early Modern Aesthetics. The editors at Rowman & Littlefield (Sarah Campbell, Sinéad Murphy, and Laura Reiter) have made the process as quick and easy as I think it could have been. Things have gone so well that they’ve moved up the publication date from February 2016 to December 2015. I’m also pleased that the book will be affordable ($32.95 paperback), since it’s meant to be accessible to students and non-specialists.
Two of my articles have recently appeared. “Kant’s Critique of Baumgarten’s Aesthetics” is out in Idealistic Studies 45.1 (2015) and “Reading and Misreading Kant’s Dreams of a Spirit-Seer” will appear in Kant Studies Online this week. I’ve also finished a review of Patrick Frierson’s (excellent) book Kant’s Empirical Psychology (Cambridge, 2014), which should be out soon in Philosophy in Review.
I’m working on a few abstracts for conferences and I have some papers in the works, but this is the first time since I got my PhD. in 2010 that I haven’t been working on a book. That will change shortly, when I get the proofs for Immanuel Kant: The Very Idea of a Critique of Pure Reason from Northwestern. After that, I’m looking forward to starting work on my project on the Elementarlehre of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, though I don’t expect that project to be finished any time soon. I might be getting ahead of myself, but I’ve also started considering writing an accessible introduction to logic in the early modern period, similar in structure to Early Modern Aesthetics. That would be a shorter-term project than the study of the Elementarlehre, but we’ll see how things go.