Research

INTERESTS

My research focuses on German Idealism (especially Kant and Hegel), as well as ethics and topics in the history of philosophy from the Early Modern period through post-Kantian philosophy.  I have hobby interests in Nietzsche, Karl Jaspers, and philosophy of psychiatry with a phenomenological bent.

Currently, I’m particularly curious about the role and function that ideals – for example, world peace, the “better angels of our nature,” and the highest good – play in our practical, everyday conduct.

Further, since my time in Heidelberg working with the Thomas Fuchs’ Phenomenology Section, I continue to investigate Husserl’s ethics in my spare time (though at present that’s more of an ideal entity than real one).

 

Papers

If you would like to read my work, you can go to my Academia.edu site, or get in touch with me directly here.

SUBMITTED MANUSCRIPTS & WORKS IN PROGRESS

2019

•   I have one paper currently under review dealing with a conceptual puzzle in Kant’s moral theory stemming from the Critique of Pure Reason.

•  I’m finishing a paper that deals with a dilemma that I think faces certain forms of thought experiments that I hope to have ready for submission by the end of 2019 or early 2020 (though my dissertation is quite domineering and bossy about how I spend my time).

 

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2017

“Dutifully Wishing: Kant’s Re-Evaluation of a Strange Species of Desire.” Kantian Review, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 373-394.

“Life, Logic, and the Pursuit of Purity: Logically Reconstructing the Transition to Cognition.” Hegel-Studien, 50, pp. 63-95.

2014

Pecca Fortiter for the Sake of Morality? Making Sense of Wrong in Hegel’s System of Right.” Hegel Bulletin, Vol. 35, Issue (02), pp. 204-227.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2013

“Experience and Empiricism in Testing the Free Will: What Phenomenology Offers a Discussion of Embodied Religion.”  In: Embodied Religion: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion, Peter Jonkers & Marcel Sarot (eds.) (Utrecht: Ars Disputandi), pp. 213-227.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

2018

“Thomas Höwing (ed.), The Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy. Berlin: De Gruyter,      2016.”In Kantian Review Vol. 23, No. 1, 168-173.

 

TRANSLATIONS

2014

“The Virtual Other: Empathy in the Age of Virtuality.” By Thomas Fuchs. Journal of Consciousness Studies 21, 152-173.

“Brain Mythologies? Jaspers’ Critique of Reductionism from a Current Perspective.” By Thomas Fuchs. Karl Jaspers’ Philosophy and Psychopathology, 75-84.

2013

“Existential Vulnerability: Toward a Psychopathology of Limit Situations.” By Thomas Fuchs in Psychopathology, 46, 301-308.

 

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CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Invited Presentations

2018

“Husserl’s Theory of Basic Values: A Case Study from Blood Meridian

Phenomenology and Literature: New Readings in Husserl Conference of the German Departments of Brown University and Johns Hopkins

May 5-6,  Brown University

 

Papers Presented (Refereed)

2018

“Morality and Nature’s Hidden Plan”

The Freedom of Nature and the Nature of Freedom UK Kant Society Annual Conference

September 6-7, Cardiff University (Recipient of Travel Award Bursary)

 

“Kantian Archetypes and Action” (Colloquium Paper)

American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting

February 21-24, Chicago, Illinois (Recipient of Graduate Student Travel Stipend Prize)

 

2016

“Dutifully Wishing: Kant’s Reevaluation of a Strange Species of Desire”

13th Eastern Study Group Meeting of the North American Kant Society (NAKS)

April 10-11, Yale University (Recipient of the travel prize for best graduate student paper as nominee for the Markus Herz Prize)

 

2012

“On a Methodological Asymmetry in Testing the Freedom of Will: Exploring the ‘Readiness Potential’ Experiments”

19th Conference of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)

August 30 – September 2, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

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