Patrick Frierson

What I'm up to these days...

Currently, I am on an extended sabbatical doing research on Kant and Maria Montessori and taking care of my children. I look forward to getting back to teaching in Fall of 2014.

My current research includes an article on Kant and contemporary psychology, a series of papers on Adam Smith and Environmental Ethics, and a project investigating education and autonomy in Rousseau, Kant, and Montessori

"The greatest concern of the human being is to know how to properly fulfill his station in creation and to rightly understand what one must do in order to be a human being." (Immanuel Kant, from a set of handwritten notes written in 1764 in his personal copy of Observations on the Beautiful and Sublime, Ak. 20:41 )