Cambridge University
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University
  • Cambridge University
    Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Chicago
Department of Philosophy, Committee on Social Thought
PhD
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    Kant on moral self‐opacity
    European Journal of Philosophy 28 (3): 567-585. 2020.
    It has been widely accepted that Kant holds the “Opacity Thesis,” the claim that we cannot know the ultimate grounds of our actions. Understood in this way, I shall argue, the Opacity Thesis is at odds with Kant's account of practical self-consciousness, according to which I act from the (always potentially conscious) representation of principles of action and that, in particular, in acting from duty I act in consciousness of the moral law's determination of my will. The Opacity Thesis thus thre…Read more
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    Volume 27, Issue 6, December 2019, Page 1247-1251.
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    Kant on Moral Respect
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. forthcoming.
    Kant’s account of the feeling of moral respect has notoriously puzzled interpreters: on the one hand, moral action is supposed to be autonomous and, in particular, free of the mediation of any feeling; on the other hand, the subject’s grasp of the law somehow involves the feeling of moral respect. I argue that moral respect for Kant is not, pace both the ‘intellectualists’ and ‘affectivists,’ an effect of the determination of the will by the law—whether it be a mere effect or the motivating caus…Read more