Patrick Frierson

What I'm up to these days...

This Fall, I'm teaching a course in Modern European Philosophy

and a newly developed environmental humanities course called Concepts of Nature in Modern European Philosophy.

My current research includes an article on Kant and contemporary psychology, a project laying out a new reading of Descartes's ethics, a series of papers on Adam Smith and Environmental Ethics, and a series of papers on Maria Montessori as a philosopher.

"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 )