•  302
    Kant and Herder on Baumgarten's Aesthetica
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (4): 577-597. 2006.
    Angelica Nuzzo - Kant and Herder on Baumgarten's Aesthetica - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 44.4 577-597 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents Kant and Herder on Baumgarten's Aesthetica Angelica Nuzzo While philosophers since antiquity have offered reflections and theories on subjects such as the beautiful, the sublime, art, and its appreciation, "aesthetics" as a discipline in its own right dates back only to the second half of the eighteent…Read more
  •  74
    This essay reconstructs the argument of Kritik der Urteilskraft §§76 –77 by placing it in the context of the “Critique of Teleological Judgment”. What role does the problematic and historically so successful figure of the intuitive understanding play in the antinomy of teleological judgment? The answer is considered indispensable to address the issue of the reception of §§76 – 77. The claim is that these sections institute the “closure” of transcendental philosophy—a closure fundamentally misund…Read more
  •  71
    Ideal Embodiment. Kant's Theory of Sensibility
    Indiana University Press. 2008.
    Angelica Nuzzo offers a comprehensive reconstruction of Kant's theory of sensibility in his three Critiques. By introducing the notion of "transcendental embodiment," Nuzzo proposes a new understanding of Kant's views on science, nature, morality, and art. She shows that the issue of human embodiment is coherently addressed and key to comprehending vexing issues in Kant's work as a whole. In this penetrating book, Nuzzo enters new terrain and takes on questions Kant struggled with: How does a bo…Read more
  •  66
    Transformations of Freedom in the Jena Kant Reception
    The Owl of Minerva 32 (2): 135-167. 2001.
    “The relation of a trillion to unity is very clearly understood, yet so far philosophers have not been able to make the concept of freedom comprehensible in terms of their unities, i.e., in terms of their simple and familiar concepts.” That this estimation of Kant’s, formulated as early as 1764, still holds true for the state of post-Kantian philosophy becomes evident when one attempts to reconstruct the discussion of the concept of freedom, which was initiated even among Kant’s contemporaries b…Read more
  •  66
    Memory, History, and Justice in Hegel’s System
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 31 (2): 349-389. 2010.
  •  60
    An Outline of Italian Hegelianism
    The Owl of Minerva 29 (2): 165-205. 1998.
  •  55
    Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution-by Rebecca Comay
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 32 (1): 191. 2011.
  •  52
    Life and death in the history of philosophy: Brandom’s tales of the mighty dead
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (1): 35-53. 2007.
    This article discusses the role that history and historiography play in Brandom’s Tales of the Mighty Dead . I claim that Brandom’s attempt to integrate a historical dimension in his inferentialist project fails, and argue that the reason for that failure lies in the misconstruction and misreading of Hegel’s idea of rationality with regard, at least, to two fundamental points: to the Hegelian concept of ‘history’ and to his notion of the ‘social’. The further point that I make remains an open qu…Read more
  •  42
    Dialectical Reason and Necessary Conflict—Understanding and the Nature of Terror
    In Paul Ashton, Toula Nicolacopoulos & George Vassilacopoulos (eds.), The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking, Re-press. pp. 291-307. 2008.
    Taking as point of departure Hegelrsquo;s early reflections on his historical present, this essay examines the relationship between dialectical reason and the activity of the understanding in generating contradiction. Dialecticmdash;as logic and methodmdash;is Hegelrsquo;s attempt at a philosophical comprehension of the conflicts and the deep changes of his contemporary world. This idea of dialectic as logic of historical transformation guides the development of consciousness in the emPhenomenol…Read more
  •  41
    Kant and the unity of reason
    Purdue University Press. 2005.
    Kant and the Unity of Reason is a comprehensive reconstruction and a detailed analysis of Kant's Critique of Judgment. In the light of the third Critique, the book offers a final inter­pretation of the critical project as a whole. It proposes a new reading of Kant's notion of human experience in which domains, as different as knowledge, morality, and the experience of beauty and life, are finally viewed in a unified perspective. The book proposes a reading of Kant's critical project as one of th…Read more
  •  40
    Hegel and the Analytic Tradition (edited book)
    Continuum. 2009.
    An important collection of essays that rectifies a long-standing misconception in the history of the relation between Hegel and analytic philosophy.>
  •  34
    History and Memory in Hegel’s Phenomenology
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 29 (1): 161-198. 2008.
  •  33
    : This essay analyzes the U.S. political situation before the 2003 invasion of Iraq and ties this conflict to the events of 9/11. The guiding thread of the discussion is the definition of “terrorism” that has led to George W. Bush's declared “war on terrorism.” By means of Hegel's dialectic logic, the essay exposes the problem offered by the category of causality involved in the definition of terrorism: Is terrorism the original “cause” of the war declared on it by the United States or is terror…Read more
  •  32
    Translation,(Self-) Transformation, and the Power of the Middle
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 3 (1): 19-35. 2013.
  •  32
    Which Particulars Can Have a Right? Which Universal Can Exercise Power?
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 39 (S1): 163-169. 2001.
  •  29
    Memory, History, Justice in Hegel
    Palgrave-Macmillan. 2012.
    The book ends with a Hegelian interpretation of the idea of memory mobilized in Toni Morrison's and Primo Levi's literary works—examples of spirit's 'absolute memory.'
  •  29
    This essay examines the presence of Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel in Merleau-Ponty’s thought. The perspective adopted here is methodological. Central to this is the choice of “transcendental phenomenology,” understood as a rehabilitation of the idealism and subjectivism proper to the transcendentalism of Kant and Fichte—the choice by which Merleau-Ponty refuses to abandon transcendental philosophy, like Hegel on the contrary did with his dialectical-speculative philosophy, and follows instea…Read more
  •  26
    What Are Poets For?
    Philosophy Today 59 (1): 37-60. 2015.
    This essay is a renewal of Hölderlin’s poetic question as raised again philosophically by Heidegger, and is an attempt to frame the issue anew bringing Hegel into the conversation. At stake, first, is the way in which poetry and philosophy respectively—or perhaps in conjunction—are able to address the chief question of the time as a question of “truth.” What is it that poetry and the poet properly and uniquely do in relation to their time? Does the poet think, and how does she think poetically i…Read more
  •  22
    Living in the Interregnum
    Philosophy Today 61 (4): 817-832. 2017.
    The essay uses the second moment of Hegel’s “absolute method,” namely, the moment of the advancing action, in order to shed light on the constitution of the dynamic universal in society, politics, and history through the moment of stasis or crisis. In the action that advances or in the middle moment of the method lies the “crisis” of the unfolding process. Dialectically, action advances by stalling and imploding but also by emerging from this frozen state, moving on from it. I indicate the momen…Read more
  •  20
    Hegel on Religion and Politics (edited book)
    State University of New York Press. 2013.
    _Critical essays on Hegel's views concerning the relationship between religion and politics._
  •  19
    The Language of Hegel’s Speculative Philosophy
    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 17 75-91. 2006.