Universität Bonn
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1982
Munich, Bayern, Germany
Areas of Specialization
History of Western Philosophy
Areas of Interest
History of Western Philosophy
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    The paper assesses Martin's recent logico-phenomenological account of judgment that is cast in the form of an eclectic history of judging, from Hume and Kant through the 19th century to Frege and Heidegger as well as current neuroscience. After a preliminary discussion of the complex unity and temporal modalities of judgment that draws on a reading of Titian's "Allegory of Prudence" (National Gallery, London), the remainder of the paper focuses on Martin's views on Kant's logic in general and hi…Read more
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    Lichtenberg and Kant on the subject of thinking
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (3): 417-441. 1992.
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    Kant’s Theory of Imagination: Bridging Gaps in Judgment and Experience (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 36 (3): 360-362. 1996.
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    Of empty thoughts and blind intuitions Kant's answer to McDowell
    Trans/Form/Ação 33 (1): 65-96. 2010.
    This paper examines the relation between intuition and concept in Kant in light of John McDowell's neo-Kantian position that intuitions are concept-laden.2 The focus is on Kant's twofold pronouncement that thoughts without content are empty and that intuitions without concepts are blind. I show that intuitions as singular representations are not instances of passive data intake but the result of synthetic unification of the given manifold of the senses by the power of the imagination under the g…Read more
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    Changing the Appearances
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 1 929-942. 1995.
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    This article features the contributions of Fichte and Schopenhauer to a philosophical account of action against the background of Kant's earlier and influential treatment of the topic. The article first presents Kant's pertinent contributions in the areas of general epistemology and metaphysics, general practical philosophy, the philosophy of law and ethic. Then the focus is on Fichte's further original work on the issue of action in those same areas. Finally, the article turns to Schopenhauer's…Read more
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    Comments on Professor Kitcher’s “Connecting Intuitions and Concepts at B 160n”
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (S1): 151-155. 1986.
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    »Das Element aller Gewißheit«
    Fichte-Studien 14 21-41. 1998.
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    This is an interpretation of Hegel's philosophy of subjective and objective freedom as presented in the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences. The interpretation takes the form of a detailed commentary on the sections on practical subjective spirit and objective spirit from Part 3 of the Encyclopaedia.
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    The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (2): 306-308. 1996.
    306 JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 34:2 APRIL ~996 exposition of Siris but also in the way he is able to tie it thematically to the earlier periods of Berkeley's life. Much of the content of this book has already appeared in articles published by Berman within the past twenty-odd years. Yet, since some this material resides in journals difficult of access without an excellent library, the volume is a welcome addi- tion to the Berkeley literature. In the enormous wake of his mentor, A. A. L…Read more
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    Hegel's Idea of a "Phenomenology of Spirit" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (3): 541-542. 1999.
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    Bestimmung zur Selbstbestimmung
    Fichte-Studien 7 101-118. 1995.
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    This paper examines the relation between intuition and concept in Kant in light of John McDowell’s neo-Kantian position that intuitions are concept-laden. 2 The focus is on Kant’s twofold pronouncement that thoughts without content are empty and that intuitions without concepts are blind. I show that intuitions as singular representations are not instances of passive data intake but the result of synthetic unification of the given manifold of the senses by the power of the imagination under the …Read more
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    Pax kantiana
    Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 16 275-282. 2008.
    The paper investigates Kant's usage of the legal-political symbolism of war and peace in his self-interpretation of the historical role of the critical philosophy. The focus is on Kant's late essay, "Announcement of the Imminent Conclusion of a Treatise on Perpetual Peace in Philosophy" from 1796. The essay is placed in thecontemporary context of Kant's controversy with the historian and publicist, Johann Georg Schlosser, who had reduced Kant's transcendental philosophy to the mechanical operati…Read more
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    Authenticities: Philosophical Reflections on Musical Performance
    Philosophical Review 106 (4): 638-640. 1997.
    Kivy distinguishes between three different claims to authenticity in the historical performance movement: authenticity with respect to the composer’s intention, authenticity with regard to sound, and authenticity in matters of performance practice. To this, Kivy adds a fourth notion of authenticity that does not figure in the idealized self-description of the historical performance movement but rather points to an alternative kind of authenticity championed by Kivy himself: the authenticity that…Read more
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    The Unity of Reason: Essays in Kant’s Philosophy
    with Fred L. Rush, Dieter Henrich, Richard Velkley, Manfred Kuehn, Louis Hunt, Jeffrey Edwards, Eckart Forster, Abraham Anderson, and Taylor Carman
    Journal of Philosophy 95 (3): 149. 1994.
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    Fichte in Berlin in München
    Fichte-Studien 28 1-14. 2006.
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    Das Element aller Gewißheit
    Fichte-Studien 14 21-41. 1998.
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    In her recent study, Kant's Organicism.Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy, Jennifer Mensch employs the technical term "organicism" to designate both Kant’s thinking about organisms and his thinking about other matters–chiefly among those transcendental cognition –in terms of his thinking about organisms. The article places Mensch's organicist reading of Kant into the wider context of recent and current work on Kant as a natural historian and its repercussion for understanding …Read more
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    Allerdings findet sich die transzendentale Theorie bei Kant in einiger Verlegenheit, wenn es darumgeht, den Status der apriorischen Bedingungen von Erfahrung positiv zu bestimmen. Reine Anschauung und reines Denken werden als Formelemente aller Erfahrung bzw. von deren Gegenständen verstanden. Die Empirie ist demzufolge ein Kompositum von aposteriorischem Material und apriorischer Form. Kants formalistische Auffassung der transzendentalen Bedingungen von Erfahrung läßt nun das eigentliche Zustan…Read more