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Department of Philosophy
My interests center on the history and philosophy of logic as well as the ramifications of and prospects for what might be dubbed a 'logic first' approach to metaphysics, epistemology, the natural sciences, morality, aesthetics, and politics. Kant's philosophy is an exemplar of such an approach. Currently I'm working on understanding how Kant conceived of logic and how he thinks a priori knowledge grounds the objectivity of experience.
Courses Taught, Academic Years 2019-21
- PHIL 102: Introduction to Philosophy
- PHIL 490: Seminar in Philosophy Kants Moral Philosophy
- PHIL 509: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
- PHIL 503: History of Analytic Philosophy
- “Kant on Plants: Self-Activity, Representations, and the Analogy with Life.” Philosopher’s Imprint. Forthcoming.
- “Kant on Vital Forces and the Analogy with Life.” In Proceedings of the 13th International Kant Congress ‘The Court of Reason’ (Oslo, 6-9 August 2019) ed. by Camilla Serck-Hanssen and Beatrix Himmelmann. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter. Forthcoming.
- “Kant, Frege, and the Normativity of Logic: MacFarlane's Argument for Common Ground.” European Journal of Philosophy. Forthcoming.
- “Review of Huaping Lu-Adler, Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction.” Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, Volume 8, Number 7, pages 17-31. 2020.
- 'Logical Mistakes Logical Aliens and the Laws of Kants Pure General Logic', Mind, 2019.
- 'Modeling Unicorns and Dead Cats: Applying Bressans MLv to the Necessary Properties
of Nonexistent Objects', Journal of Philosophical Logic , 95-121, 2018.
- 'Definitions of Kant's Categories', Canadian Journal of Philosophy: Supplemental Volume
on Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy, 44 (5-6): 631-657, 2014.
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
- Book Symposium on Huaping Lu-Adler's Kant and the Science of Logic. American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Spring 2021
- “Kant on Whether Plants Represent,” symposium, American Philosophical Association, Midwest Division, Spring 2021
- “Kant on Consciousness of Logical Laws: Making Logical Concepts Distinct in Artificial Logic,” colloquium, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Winter 2021
- “Kant on Whether Plants Represent,” Fifth Biennial Meeting of the North American Kant
Society, Summer 2020.
- "Kant on Consciousness of Logical Laws Making Logical Concepts Distinct in Artificial Logic", Saint Louis, Central States Philosophical Association Meeting, Fall 2019.