University of Kansas
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1987
Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America
  • The Structure of Detachment: The Aesthetic Vision of Kuki Shuzo (edited book)
    with Hiroshi Nara and J. Thomas Rimer
    University of Hawaii Press. 2004.
    Published in 1930, when Japan was struggling to define and assert its national and cultural identity, The Structure of Iki (Iki no kôzô) re-introduced the Japanese to a sophisticated tradition of urbane and spirited stylishness (iki) that was forged in the Edo period. Upon his return from Europe, Kuki Shûzô (1888–1941) made use of the new theoretical frameworks based on Western Continental methodology to redefine the significance of iki in Japanese society and culture. By applying Heidegger’s he…Read more
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    Review of Peter Caws's "Two Centuries of Philosophy in America"
  • Systematic Unity in Kant's "Critique of Judgment"
    Dissertation, University of Kansas. 1987.
    The purpose of this dissertation is to establish an interpretive framework for the study of Kant's Critique of Judgment. The central themes of the text are presented in the first chapter in terms of two different problems. The first is referred to as the prima facie problem. This problem concerns the search for a transcendental principle for the faculty of judgment corresponding to the principles established for understanding and reason in the first two critiques. The second is referred to as th…Read more
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    Kant and the Concept of Race: Late Eighteenth-Century Writings (edited book)
    State University of New York Press. 2013.
    Late eighteenth-century writings on race by Kant and four of his contemporaries
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    Review of Steve J. Heims's "John Von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: From Mathematics to the Technologies of Life and Death"