•  18
    Bush Creating Climate of Intimidation
    Journal News (Oct 2). 2004.
    Op-ed in local paper about being warned I could be ticketed for a bumper sticker while going through a suburban police check point.
  •  25
    Dispatch from Occupy Wall Street
    Feminist Wire (Oct 17). 2011.
    A dispatch from Zuccotti Park about what being there was like, about the signs I liked (and those I didn't), and about Occupy's importance.
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    My remarks at Dec 2011 APA panel, "Occupy Philosophy!"
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    Occupy Philosophy!
    Possible Futures (Jan 25). 2012.
    Report on Dec 2011 APA Panel, "Occupy Philosophy!"
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    Tino Sehgal: A Collaborator Recalls
    ArtReview 60 (Summer): 84-87. 2012.
    Meditation on working in Tino Sehgal's 2010 Guggenheim piece, "This Progress," and on his ban on documentation. Cf. subjects, objects.
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    What to Study at College and Why
    LoHud Journal News (Sep 15). 2015.
    Op-ed on value of majoring in one of the traditional liberal arts.
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    Kant and Moral Motivation: The Value of Free Rational Willing
    In Iakovos Vasiliou (ed.), Moral Motivation (Oxford Philosophical Concepts), Oxford University Press. pp. 202-226. 2016.
    Kant is the philosophical tradition's arch-anti-consequentialist – if anyone insists that intentions alone make an action what it is, it is Kant. This chapter takes up Kant's account of the relation between intention and action, aiming both to lay it out and to understand why it might appeal. The chapter first maps out the motivational architecture that Kant attributes to us. We have wills that are organized to action by two parallel and sometimes competing motivational systems. One determ…Read more
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    Desiring to Understand
    ArtForum 2018 (August 16). 2018.
    Jennifer Uleman on the phenomenology and reality of reason.
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    External Freedom in Kant’s Rechtslehre: Political, Metaphysical
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3): 578-601. 2004.
    External freedom is the central good protected in Kant's legal and political philosophy. But external freedom is perplexing, being at once freedom of spatio‐temporal movement and a form of noumenal or ‘intelligible’freedom. Moreover, it turns out that identifying impairments to external freedom nearly always involves recourse to an elaborated system of positive law, which seems to compromise external freedom's status as a prior, organizing good. Drawing heavily on Kant's understanding of the rol…Read more
  •  15
    Unintended thought and nonconscious inferences exist
    with James S. Uleman
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4): 627-628. 1990.
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    Kant on the Right to Property and the Value of External Freedom
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2 549-555. 1995.
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    External Freedom in Kant’s Rechtslehre: Political, Metaphysical
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3). 2004.
    External freedom is the central good protected in Kant's legal and political philosophy. But external freedom is perplexing, being at once freedom of spatio-temporal movement and a form of noumenal or 'intelligible' freedom. Moreover, it turns out that identifying impairments to external freedom nearly always involves recourse to an elaborated system of positive law, which seems to compromise external freedom's status as a prior, organizing good. Drawing heavily on Kant's understanding of the ro…Read more
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    No King and No Torture: Kant on Suicide and Law
    Kantian Review 21 (1): 77-100. 2016.
    Kant’s most canonical argument against suicide, the universal law argument, is widely dismissed. This paper attempts to save it, showing that a suicide maxim, universalized, undermines all bases for practical law, resisting both the non-negotiable value of free rational willing and the ordinary array of sensuous commitments that inform prudential incentives. Suicide therefore undermines moral law governed community as a whole, threatening ‘savage disorder’. In pursuing this argument, I propose a…Read more
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    Letters to the Editor
    with Oskar Gruenwald, Lawrence M. Thomas, Robert L. Perea, Howard Stein, and Bryan W. Van Norden
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 70 (2): 155-165. 1996.
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    An Introduction to Kant's Moral Philosophy
    Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy is one of the most distinctive achievements of the European Enlightenment. At its heart lies what Kant called the 'strange thing': the free, rational, human will. This introduction explores the basis of Kant's anti-naturalist, secular, humanist vision of the human good. Moving from a sketch of the Kantian will, with all its component parts and attributes, to Kant's canonical arguments for his categorical imperative, this introduction shows why Kant thought his mo…Read more
  • The Precritical Kant And So Much More (review)
    Florida Philosophical Review 2 (1): 41-45. 2002.
    Review of Martin Schönfeld's The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project.
  • Kant and the Value of Free Rational Activity
    Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 1995.
    I argue against a reading of Kant's moral theory according to which Kant proposes no substantial conception of the good. Against those who place Kant in the liberal tradition on the basis of his formal, 'neutral framework,' principles, I suggest that Kant's practical and political theory rests on a valuation of the practical and cognitive virtues of self-mastery , self-sufficiency, and regularity. The appeal of Kant's principles, and hence their chances of ever being put into action, accordingly…Read more
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    On Kant, Infanticide, and Finding Oneself in a State of Nature
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 54 (2). 2000.
    This paper takes up Kant's argument that infanticides - specifically unwed women who kill their illegitimate children at birth - should not be tried for murder or receive the death penalty. Kant suggests that their actions are committed in a 'state of nature' outside the law's jurisdiction. I aim here both to defend Kant's reasoning against charges that it is cruel , as well as to understand what Kant was thinking in introducing such a 'temporary' state of nature. I claim that such a state of na…Read more
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    Categorical Principles of Law: A Counterpoint to Modernity (review)
    Mind 113 (450): 357-360. 2004.