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    Introduction: The Connection between Politics and Teleology in Kant
    with Formosa Paul, Goldman Avery, and Patrone Tatiana
    In Paul Formosa, Avery Goldman & Tatiana Patrone (eds.), Politics and Teleology in Kant, University of Wales Press. pp. 1-18. 2014.
    Kant develops his political philosophy in the context of a teleological conception of both nature and human history. For Kant, political thought must be undertaken in the context of a progressive historical view of humanity’s place in nature. For this reason Kant would strongly agree with John Rawls’s claim that one of the key roles that political philosophy plays in a society’s political culture is that of ‘probing the limits of practicable political possibility. In this role, we view political…Read more
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    The Sphere of Reason: Kant and the Orientation of Thought
    Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University. 2001.
    My thesis, entitled "The Sphere of Reason: Kant and the Orientation of Thought," reconsiders the relation of epistemology and metaphysics in Kant's critical philosophy. In contrast to the tradition of interpretation that rejects Kant's epistemological achievements because critical philosophy seems unable to justify the conception of objects with which it begins, a tradition that proceeds from Kant's early critics, notably Hamann and Hegel, to the varied voices of both Heidegger and Strawson, I h…Read more
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    Review articles - Merleau-ponty and an ethics of space
    Research in Phenomenology 37 (1): 125-135. 2007.
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    Immanuel Kant is strict about the limits of self-knowledge: our inner sense gives us only appearances, never the reality, of ourselves. Kant may seem to begin his inquiries with an uncritical conception of cognitive limits, but in Kant and the Subject of Critique, Avery Goldman argues that, even for Kant, a reflective act must take place before any judgment occurs. Building on Kant’s metaphysics, which uses the soul, the world, and God as regulative principles, Goldman demonstrates how Kant can …Read more
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    The Metaphysics of Kantian Epistemology
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 76 239-252. 2002.
    In this paper I make use of Heidegger’s late essay, “Kant’s Thesis About Being,” in order to examine the structure of Kantian critique, the elusive transcendental method. Heidegger investigates the underlying reflective act that restricts “the use of the understanding to experience,” what Kant describes in an Appendix to the “Transcendental Analytic” of the Critique of Pure Reason as “transcendental reflection.” What is clear from Kant’s brief description is that prior to the analysis of the con…Read more
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    Kant, Heidegger, and the Circularity of Transcendental Inquiry
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1): 107-120. 2010.
    While in Being and Time Heidegger criticizes Kant for presupposing the very objects that he then goes on to examine, in his 1935–1936 lecture course What Is a Thing? he argues that the differentiation of subject and object with which Kant begins enables him to point to the temporal nature of thought. In following Kant’s own description of his project, Heidegger deems the presupposition of the objects of experience not detrimental to the inquiry, but determinative of its circular method. In this …Read more
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    The Metaphysics of Kantian Epistemology
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 76 239-252. 2002.
    In this paper I make use of Heidegger’s late essay, “Kant’s Thesis About Being,” in order to examine the structure of Kantian critique, the elusive transcendental method. Heidegger investigates the underlying reflective act that restricts “the use of the understanding to experience,” what Kant describes in an Appendix to the “Transcendental Analytic” of the Critique of Pure Reason as “transcendental reflection.” What is clear from Kant’s brief description is that prior to the analysis of the con…Read more
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    This article builds on Arendt’s development of a Kantian politics from out of the conception of reflective judgment in the Critique of Judgment. Arendt looks to Kant’s analysis of the beautiful to explain how political thought can be conceived. And yet Arendt describes such Kantian reflection as an empirical undertaking that justifies itself only in relation to the abstract principle of the moral law. The problem for such an account is that the autonomy of the moral law appears to be at odds wit…Read more
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    Merleau-Ponty and an Ethics of Space
    Research in Phenomenology 37 (1): 125-135. 2007.
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    In Hegel's Faith and Knowledge he argues that Kant's critical system is unable to defend the assumptions that underlie its analysis of our cognitive faculties; Kant has begun his investigations by presupposing the distinction between our finite faculties, those “in which possibility and actuality are distinguished” , and those of a being possessing an “intuitive understanding” , for whom cognition is not limited to the sensibly given. In so defining our cognitive faculties as finite Kant is able…Read more