• Gregory S. Moss examines the central arguments in Ernst Cassirer’s first volume of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms to show how Cassirer defends language as an autonomous cultural form, and how he borrows the concept of the “concrete universal” from G. W. F. Hegel in order to develop a concept of cultural autonomy
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    Reading German Idealism in advance
    The Owl of Minerva. forthcoming.
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    Philosophy of Language: The Classics Explained (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 69 (4): 823-824. 2016.
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    Four Paradoxes of Self-Reference: The Being of the Universal
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 28 (2): 169-189. 2014.
    Herein I investigate how four dogmas underpinning the traditional concepts of universality, the genus, class, and abstract universal, generate four paradoxes of self-reference. The four dogmas are the following: (1) that contradiction entails the total absence of determinacy, (2) the necessary finitude of the concept, (3) the separation of principles of universality and particularity, and (4) the necessity of appealing to foundations. In section III I show how these dogmas underpin the paradoxes…Read more
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    Reading German Idealism
    The Owl of Minerva 48 (1/2): 141-166. 2016.
    Rockmore’s book German Idealism as Constructivism is an ambitious attempt to show that German Idealism is a tradition characterized by the project of perfecting constructivism. On the one hand, Rockmore offers good evidence that this is the case, and it seems indisputable that the German Idealists are preoccupied with this issue. In addition, the text offers deep insights and is particularly strong as concerns the relation of the various Idealists to natural science and the history of science. O…Read more
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    Motivating Transcendental Phenomenology: Husserl's Critique of Kant
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 44 (2): 163-180. 2013.
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    Hegel's Free Mechanism
    International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (1): 73-85. 2013.
    In this paper I systematically reconstruct Hegel’s concept of “free mechanism” as developed in the Science of Logic. The term “free mechanism” appears absurd since each of the terms constituting it appears mutually exclusive. I argue that we may grasp it only on (1) the assumption of self-reference and (2) via a triad of syllogisms, which altogether constitute a process of alternating middle terms. On the whole, I employ Hegel’s account of “free mechanism” to illuminate the activity of objectivi…Read more
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    Journal Name: SATS Issue: Ahead of print
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    Hegel’s Free Mechanism: The Resurrection of the Concept
    International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (1): 73-85. 2013.
    In this paper I systematically reconstruct Hegel’s concept of “free mechanism” as developed in the Science of Logic. The term “free mechanism” appears absurd since each of the terms constituting it appears mutually exclusive. I argue that we may grasp it only on the assumption of self-reference and via a triad of syllogisms, which altogether constitute a process of alternating middle terms. On the whole, I employ Hegel’s account of “free mechanism” to illuminate the activity of objectivity, wher…Read more