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    Habit, Sittlichkeit and Second Nature
    Critical Horizons 13 (2). 2012.
    Discussions of habit in Hegel’s thought usually focus on his subjective spirit since this is where the most extended discussion of this issue takes place. This paper argues that habit is also important for understanding Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. The discussion of habit and second nature occur at a critical juncture in the text. This discussion is important for understanding his notion of ethical life and his account of freedom.
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    Deleuze and Hegel on the limits of self-determined subjectivity
    In Karen Houle, Jim Vernon & Jean-Clet Martin (eds.), Hegel and Deleuze: Together Again for the First Time, Northwestern University Press. 2013.
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    At Home with Hegel and Heidegger
    Philosophy Today 59 (1): 7-21. 2015.
    The image of home has a central place in the thought of both Heidegger and Hegel. In Hegel, being at home is central to Hegel’s reformulation of Kantian freedom. The notion of home and dwelling is also a central notion in Heidegger’s thought, especially his later thought. This paper examines their respective uses of the term and argues that the different ways they conceive the problem of home or dwelling reveals their different conceptions of modernity.
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    The Problem of Beginning Hegel’s Phenomenology and Seience of Logic
    International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4): 83-103. 2003.
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    This paper examines Jean-Luc Nancy's interpretation of Hegel, focusing in particular on The Restlessness of the Negative. It is argued that Nancy's reading represents a significant break with other post-structuralist readings of Hegel by taking his thought to be non-metaphysical. The paper focuses in particular on the role Nancy gives to the negative in Hegel's thought. Ultimately Nancy's reading is limited as an interpretation of Hegel, since he gives no sustained explanation of the self-correc…Read more
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    Hegel’s Metaphysics of God (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 57 (3): 608-610. 2004.
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    Beyond an Ontological Foundation for The Philosophy of Right
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 39 (S1): 139-145. 2001.
    This paper responds to an article by Kevin Thompson (in the same volume) which argued that a systematic reading of the _Philosophy of Right requires that it be ontologically grounded. In response I argue that such an approach to the _Philosophy of Right is essentially based on a precritical metaphysics which Hegel could not support and that his "Logic" excludes as a viable interpretation of his thought
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    Second Nature and Historical Change in Hegel’s Philosophy of History
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (1): 74-94. 2016.
    Hegel’s philosophy of history is fundamentally concerned with how shapes of life collapse and transition into new shapes of life. One of the distinguishing features of Hegel’s concern with how a shape of life falls apart and becomes inadequate is the role that habit plays in the transition. A shape of life is an embodied form of existence for Hegel. The animating concepts of a shape of life are affectively inscribed on subjects through complex cultural processes. This paper examines the argument…Read more
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    Philosophy and the Logic of Modernity
    Review of Metaphysics 63 (1): 55-89. 2009.
    The paper argues against those who interpret Hegel's project as concerned above all with reconciliation. These interpreters usually take reconciliation to be a historical achievement produced by thought moving along a self-correcting pathway. On this view, modernity is its high point, since here Spirit is at home with itself, its freedom realized. The paper argues that in Hegel's assessment of philosophy's role, Spirit's dissatisfaction is more fundamental than reconciliation, and hence philosop…Read more
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    Absolute Knowing
    The Owl of Minerva 30 (1): 3-32. 1998.
    In this essay, I focus on the way Hegel reconciles consciousness and self-consciousness in absolute knowing. What I want to suggest is that in absolute knowing the conscious subject comes to understand itself in terms of these conditions, providing it with the content of a new form of consciousness. It is in conceiving of itself in terms of these objective conditions for knowledge, which supersede the singularity of the self and yet are the conditions for consciousness, that the conscious subjec…Read more
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    The rise of the non-metaphysical Hegel
    Philosophy Compass 3 (1). 2008.
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    Review of Barry Stocker, Derrida on Deconstruction (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (1). 2007.