Patrick Frierson

What I'm up to these days...

This Spring (2022), I am teaching three courses: a First Year Seminar (Making Powerful Arguments: Concepts of Nature), my introductory course in Environmental Ethics, and a seminar/tutorial on Kant's Moral Philosophy. My first book on Maria Montessori's philosophy -- Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology: A Montessori Perspective -- was recently issued in paperback, and I have recently finished a forthcoming book on Montessori's Moral Philosophy. Meanwhile, I continue to work on Immanuel Kant, Anne Conway, Rene Descartes, Adam Smith, and others. I've lately become fascinated by Sor Juana de la Cruz's Primero SueƱo and hope to do more 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 )