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College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty and Staff

Konstantin Pollok

Title: Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department: Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: pollok@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3737
Office: Byrnes, Room 425
Resources: Department of Philosophy

Education 

Dr. phil. habil., Marburg, 2007

Dr. phil., Marburg, 2000

M.A., Bamberg, 1995

Research Interests 

early modern philosophy - Kant, and Kantianisms - early modern history of science - history of ethics, metaethics, and political philosophy

Publications

Monographs

- Kant’s Theory of Normativity: Exploring the Space of Reason, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. xv+326.

- Begründen und Rechtfertigen: Eine Untersuchung zum Verhältnis von rationalen Erfordernissen und prävalenten Handlungsgründen,Berlin / New York: Walter De Gruyter, 2009, pp. xi+313.

- Kants Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft: Ein Kritischer Kommentar, Hamburg: Felix Meiner-Verlag, 2001, pp. x+546.

Articles

- “‘The understanding prescribes laws to nature’: Spontaneity, legislation, and Kant’s transcendental hylomorphism”, Kant-Studien 105/4, 2014, 509-30.

- “From the Clarity of Ideas to the Validity of Judgments: Kant’s Farewell to Epistemic Perfectionism”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44/1, 2014, 48-65.

- “Cassirer’s Kant: From the ‘Animal Morale’ to the ‘Animal Symbolicum’” (co-authored with Anne Pollok), International Yearbook of German Idealism, ed. J. Stolzenberg, F. Rush, vol. 8, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012, 282-315.

- "The 'Transcendental Method': On the Reception of the Critique of Pure Reason in Neo-Kantianism," in Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, ed. Paul Guyer, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010, 346-379.

- "'An Almost Single Inference' - Kant's Deduction of the Categories Reconsidered', in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90/3, 2008, 323-45.

- "'Wenn Vernunft volle Gewalt über das Begehrungsvermögen hätte' - Über die gemeinsame Wurzel der Kantischen Imperative", in Kant-Studien 98/1, 2007, 57-80.

- "Kant's Critical Concepts of Motion", in Journal of the History of Philosophy 44/4, 2006, 559-75.

- "Die Normativität des Expressiven - Überlegungen zum Begriff der Wahrhaftigkeit", in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung59/3, 2005, 416-32.

- "'Fabricating a World in Accordance with Mere Fantasy ...?' The Origins of Kant's Critical Theory of Matter", in The Review of Metaphysics 56/1, 2002, 61-97.