Patrick Frierson

What I'm up to these days...

This Spring (2020), I am teaching three courses: Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Science, and a seminar on Moral Emotions. My first book on Maria Montessori's philosophy -- Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology: A Montessori Perspective -- was published in December, and I am now starting on a book on Montessori's moral theory. Meanwhile, I continue to work on Immanuel Kant, Adam Smith, Anne Conway, Rene Descartes, and other historic philosophers. I've lately become fascinated by Sor Juana de la Cruz's Primero SueƱo and hope to do more sustained work on that in the near future.

"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 )