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New Publications

In the last few weeks, I’ve had two new articles accepted for publication. “Kant on Scholarship and the Public Use of Reason” is forthcoming in Idealistic Studies and “The Remarriage of Reason and Experience in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason” will appear in Epoché. My review of Kant’s Philosophical Revolution by Yirmiyahu Yovel should also be published soon in Kantian Review.


Bristol Workshop on the History of Modern Philosophy

Kant and his German Contemporaries, Volume 2

I have a chapter (“Baumgarten, Meier, and Kant on Aesthetic Perfection”) in Kant and his German Contemporaries, Volume 2: Aesthetics History, Politics, and Religion, edited by Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), which has just been published. Check it out!

Adorno in Frankfurt


Not many philosophers have their names on street signs; their faces in murals; their quotes on construction sites; or their desks preserved in the middle of campus…


This will be my academic home for the next eighteen months. I’m very excited to start work on Aesthetics & Logic; to join the colloquia of Prof. Menke and Prof. Willaschek; and to be a part of the Kant-Arbeitskreis.

Purdue Lecture: Kant on Scholarship, the Public Use of Reason, and the Limits of Free Speech

Thanks to Jacqueline Mariña for inviting Maria and me to give lectures at Purdue over the last two days. Thanks also to Sarah Dewitt Lucas for making sure everything went smoothly. The audience was great and the questions gave me a lot to consider.

NDPR Review: Dyck and Wunderlich, Kant and his German Contemporaries, Vol. 1

My review of Corey Dyck and Falk Wunderlich’s excellent volume Kant and his German Contemporaries, Vol. 1: Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Science and Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2018) has just been published by Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

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Summer 2018

Classes have already started at St. Mary’s, but I’m on sabbatical, so I’m still in Chicago. I’ve just returned from an incredible trip to Bogota and Cartagena to visit María’s family and, in a few weeks, I’ll leave to start a Humboldt Fellowship at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Travel and preparations for the move to Germany have made the summer pretty hectic, but I’ve still managed to be productive. María and I  just submitted the manuscript for the volume we’re co-editing — Critique in German Philosophy: From Kant to Critical Theory — to SUNY Press for review. We’re both really happy with the contributions — all 19 of them! I’ve also written a chapter for a volume on German Romanticism, edited by Elizabeth Millán, and another for a volume on Kant and the Feeling of Life, edited by Jennifer Mensch. On top of that, I’ve written two book reviews — one for Kantian Review and another for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews — and reviewed the manuscript for an edited volume, which means I’ll start my Fellowship in Frankfurt with a clean slate. I’m really looking forward to getting started on Aesthetics and Logic: The Elements of Kant’s Critique — it’s a book I’ve been wanting to write for almost ten years now!

Aesthetics and Logic: The Elements of Kant’s Critique

As I prepare to leave for Frankfurt, I thought I’d share the table of contents for the book I’ll be working on during my time at the Goethe-Universität…

Aesthetics and Logic: The Elements of Kant’s Critique

  1. Introduction
    1. Philosophy and its Elements
  2. Aesthetics
    1. Baumgarten’s New Science
    2. The Reception of Baumgarten’s Aesthetics
    3. Merely a Critique of Taste? Kant’s Critique of Baumgarten’s Aesthetics
  3.  Logic
    1. Early Modern Logic: Elimination, Reform, Replacement
    2. German Logic: Before and After Wolff
    3. Meier’s Vernunftlehre and Kant’s Logic Lectures
  4. Kant’s Critique
    1. Intuitions and Concepts
    2. Transcendental Aesthetics & Transcendental Logic
    3. Elements and Method

Updated January 24, 2019