Patrick Frierson

What I'm up to these days...

This Fall, I'm teaching Readings in the Western Philosophical Tradition: Modern and Environmental Ethics.

I recently published two books, What is the Human Being? and Kant's Empirical Psychology. My current research includes an article on Kant and contemporary psychology, a series of papers on Adam Smith and Environmental Ethics, and a project laying out the philosophy of Maria Montessori. For a list of recent research, see the Books and Articles tab.

"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 )