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

1.      Kant’s Questions: What is the Human Being? (Routledge, 2013) available (including book preview) on Amazon or googlebooks.

2.      Kant: Observations 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 or googlebooks

3.      Freedom and Anthropology in Kant's Moral Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2003) available (including book preview) on Amazon or googlebooks.

4.      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

1.      The 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.

2.      Affects 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.

3.      Rousseau,” forthcoming in Kant-Lexikon (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming).  (I also wrote a slightly longer version available here.)

4.      Anthropologie

 in Pragmatischer Hinsicht,” forthcoming in Kant-Lexikon.

5.      Other smaller entries for forthcoming Kant-Lexikon include Enthusiasmus, Lachen, Hirngespinst, Schwärmerei, Verkehrtheit, Blödsinnigkeit, Hartherzigkeit, Lebensart, Lebenswandel, Leichtgläubigkeit, Liberalität, Langeweile, 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.

  1. Rational Faith: God, Immortality, and Grace” in Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts, ed. Will Dudley and Kristina Engelhardt, Acumen Press, 2011, pp. 200-215.
  2. “Introduction” to Kant: Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime and other Writings, Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. vii-xlv.
  3. 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. 83-110.
  4. Smithian Intrinsic Value” (see draft) in The Philosophy of Adam Smith, ed. Vivienne Brown and Samuel Fleischacker, London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 231-249
  5. “Kantian Moral Pessimism” (see draft) in Kant’s Anatomy of Evil, ed. Sharon Anderson-Gold and Pablo Muchnik, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 33-56.
  6. Kant on Mental Disorder 1: An Overview,” History of Psychiatry 20 (2009): 267-289)
  7. Kant on Mental Disorder 2: Philosophical Implications,” History of Psychiatry 20(2009): 290-310
  8.  “Empirical Psychology, Common Sense, and Kant’s Empirical Markers for Moral Responsibility” (draft here), Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 39 (2008):473-82.
  9. “Kant on the Causes of Human Action: A Brief Sketch,” Proceedings of the Tenth World Kant Congress (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008)
  10. Corruption, Non-ideal Theory, and Grace: A response to Kant and the Ethics of Humility,Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2007): 624-31.

17.  Providence 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): 5-30.)

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 (2006): 442-80.

20.  Character and Evil in Kant's Moral Anthropology,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (2006): 623-34.

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.

22.  Kant's Empirical Account of Human ActionPhilosopher’s Imprint 5.7 (December 2005): 1-32

23.  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)

Book Reviews and Comments

1.      “Kant, 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.

6.      “Robert Louden et. al., eds, Anthropology, History, Pedagogy,” Review, APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (with Ido Geiger).

7.      “Richard 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 (2008):421-3.

9.      “Holly Wilson, Kant’s Pragmatic Anthropology,” Review, Kantian Review (2009)

10.  “Richard Dean, Kant and the Formula of Humanity,” Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2007.

11.  “Ronald 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, 2005.

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)


Work 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 Psychology):

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” (draft available)

b.     “Making Room for Children: Seeing children’s incapacity for autonomy as an external failing” (draft available)

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 environmental ethics.