Books and Papers
This page has links to published
books, published and forthcoming articles. and work in progress, Some material
is only available to those with online access to the journals in which these
articles were published.
Published and Forthcoming Books
Kant’s Questions: What is the Human Being? (Routledge, 2013) available (including book preview)
on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime and other Writings (edited
with Paul Guyer, Cambridge University Press, 2011),
available (including book preview) on Amazon
Anthropology in Kant's Moral Philosophy
(Cambridge University Press, 2003) available (including book preview) on Amazon
Kant’s Empirical Psychology (Cambridge University Press, under contract), book
prospectus with chapter outline available here. For a limited time, a draft of the complete
manuscript is available here.
Published and Forthcoming Articles
Role of Religion in Kant’s Early Ethics Lectures,” forthcoming in Kant’s Lectures on Ethics: A Critical Guide,
ed. Lara Denis and Oliver Sensen, Cambridge
University Press, draft available here.
and Passions in Kant’s Lectures on Anthropology” forthcoming in Kant’s Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical
Guide, ed. Alix Cohen, Cambridge University
Press, draft available here.
“Rousseau,” forthcoming in Kant-Lexikon (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter,
forthcoming). (I also wrote a slightly longer version available
in Pragmatischer Hinsicht,”
forthcoming in Kant-Lexikon.
smaller entries for forthcoming Kant-Lexikon
include Enthusiasmus, Lachen,
and Über Schwärmerei und die Mittel dagegen
6. “Two Concepts of Universality in Kant’s Early Ethics”
in Kant’s Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide,
ed. Susan Shell and Richard Velkley, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- “Rational Faith: God, Immortality, and Grace”
in Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts,
ed. Will Dudley and Kristina Engelhardt, Acumen
Press, 2011, pp. 200-215.
- “Introduction” to Kant: Observations
on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime and other Writings, Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp.
- “Two Standpoints and the Problem of Moral Anthropology,”
in Kant’s Moral Metaphysics (ed. James
Krueger and Benjamin Lipscomb), Berlin: Walter deGruyter Press, 2010, pp.
Intrinsic Value” (see draft) in The Philosophy of Adam Smith, ed.
Vivienne Brown and Samuel Fleischacker, London: Routledge, 2010, pp.
- “Kantian Moral Pessimism” (see draft) in Kant’s Anatomy of Evil, ed.
Sharon Anderson-Gold and Pablo Muchnik, Cambridge University Press, 2010,
- “Kant on Mental Disorder 1: An Overview,”
History of Psychiatry 20 (2009):
- “Kant on Mental Disorder 2: Philosophical Implications,”
History of Psychiatry 20(2009):
Psychology, Common Sense, and Kant’s Empirical Markers for Moral
Responsibility” (draft here), Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 39
on the Causes of Human Action: A Brief Sketch,” Proceedings of the Tenth World Kant Congress (Berlin: Walter
de Gruyter, 2008)
- “Corruption, Non-ideal Theory, and Grace: A response to Kant and the Ethics of Humility,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2007): 624-31.
and Divine Mercy in Kant's Ethical Cosmopolitanism,” Faith and Philosophy 24 (2007): 143-63.
(A version was also published in the Iranian journal Hekmat va Falsafeh 1, no. 3 (2005):
18. “Metastandards in the
Ethics of Adam Smith and Aldo Leopold,” Environmental Ethics 29 (2007): 173-93.
19. “Adam Smith and the Possibility of Sympathy with Nature,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87
and Evil in Kant's Moral Anthropology,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 44
21. “Applying Adam Smith: From Adam Smith to Environmental Virtue
Ethics” (In New Voices on Adam Smith, ed. Eric Schliesser and Leon Montes, Routledge: 2006), pp. 140-67.
“Kant's Empirical Account of Human Action” Philosopher’s Imprint 5.7 (December 2005): 1-32
“The Moral Importance of Politeness in Kant's Anthropology”
(Kantian Review, January 2005).
24. “Learning to Love: From Egoism to Generosity in Descartes”
(Journal of the History of Philosophy, July 2002)
Reviews and Comments
Individual Responsibility, and Climate Change,” Published Peer Commentary, Ethics,
Place, and the Environment, forthcoming.
2. “Jeanine Grenberg. Kant’s
Defense of Common Moral Experience: A Phenomenological Account,” Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, forthcoming
3. “Samuel Kerstein, How to
Treat Others,” Review, Mind, forthcoming.
4. “Chad Wellmon. Becoming
Human: Romantic Anthropology and the Embodiment of Freedom,” Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2011.
5. “Pablo Muchnik, Kant’s
Theory of Evil,” Review, Review of Metaphysics.
Louden et. al., eds, Anthropology,
History, Pedagogy,” Review, APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy
(with Ido Geiger).
McCarty, Kant’s Theory of Action,” Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2010.
8. “Andrews Reath, Agency and
Autonomy in Kant’s Moral Philosophy,” Review,
Review of Metaphysics 62
Wilson, Kant’s Pragmatic Anthropology,”
Review, Kantian Review (2009)
Dean, Kant and the Formula of Humanity,”
Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2007.
Sandler and Philip Cafaro (eds), Environmental
Virtue Ethics,” Review, Environmental Values 15 (2006): 258-260
12. “Heiner Bielefeldt, Symbolic Representation in Kant’s Practical
Philosophy,” Review, Faith and Philosophy, 2006
13. “Jeanine Grenberg, Kant and
the Ethics of Humility,” Review,
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews,
14. “Jorge Secada. Cartesian Metaphysics: The Late Scholastic Origins
of Modern Philosophy,” Review, Journal
of the History of Philosophy (April 2001)
15. “Clarence Bonnen and Daniel Flage. Descartes and Method,” Review, Journal of the History of
Philosophy (July 2000)
16. “Margaret Wilson.
Ideas and Mechanism,” Review, Journal
of the History of Philosophy (January 2000)
in Progress and/or under review
1. Papers on Kant and
Contemporary Philosophical Appropriations of Psychology. (These could form part of a future book
provisionally entitled Kant and
a. “Situationism and Kantian Character” (offering a Kantian
response to situationist criticisms of the notion of
character and laying out what an alternative Kantian research program in character-related
empirical psychology might look like)
b. “Biases and
Heuristics in Kant’s Virtue Epistemology” (showing how Kant’s normatively-loaded
and psychologically-rich applied logic anticipates core principles of Kahneman and Tversky’s biases and
heuristics research program in psychology, but arguing that his emphasis on autonomy of thought – or “enlightenment”
precludes applying the results of this research program in the way that, e.g. Michael
Bishop and J.D. Trout have.)
c. “The Open Secret
of Kant’s Soul” (a response to Greene’s “The Secret Joke of Kant’s Soul,”
drawing on Kant’s empirical psychology to raise challenges for the notions of “rationality”
and “emotion” implicit in Greene’s critique)
2. Papers on Kant,
Rousseau, and Education. (These could
form part of a future book, along with work related to project 3, provisionally
entitled Education and Autonomy: Kant,
Rousseau, and Montessori.)
a. “The Double Problem of Liberal Education
in Kant and Rousseau” (draft available).
b. “Kant’s moral
catechisms” (a discussion of the two
moral catechisms in Kant’s philosophy of moral education, highlighting the
different ways that each respects and also cultivates autonomy)
3. Papers on
Montessori (the papers included here are intended as part of a future book on
Montessori’s philosophy…a provisional chapter outline is available here)
a. “Agency, Paternalism, and Childhood: A
Montessori Solution to a Kantian Problem”
b. “Making Room for Children:
Seeing children’s incapacity for autonomy as an external failing” (draft
c. “Maria Montessori’s
Philosophy of Empirical Psychology” (draft available)
d. “Interest and
Virtue in the Epistemology of Maria Montessori” (draft coming soon!)
4. A long shelved
book project – Natural Sentiments: Adam Smith
and Environmental Ethics – is likely to resurface in the future in the form of two
distinct projects, one focusing on laying out my reading of Smith’s moral
theory (as a constructivist sentimentalism privileging the role of imagination)
and another articulating a constructivist neo-sentimentalism as an approach to