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    Introduction
    with Ruth Sonderegger
    In Karin De Boer & Ruth Sonderegger (eds.), Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, . pp. 1-9. 2012.
    status: published.
  • Scholarly debates on the Critique of Pure Reason have largely been shaped by epistemological questions. Challenging this prevailing trend, Kant's Reform of Metaphysics is the first book-length study to interpret Kant's Critique in view of his efforts to turn Christian Wolff's highly influential metaphysics into a science. Karin de Boer situates Kant's pivotal work in the context of eighteenth-century German philosophy, traces the development of Kant's conception of critique, and offers fresh and…Read more
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    Kant’s Response to Hume’s Critique of Pure Reason
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 101 (3): 376-406. 2019.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Jahrgang: 101 Heft: 3 Seiten: 376-406.
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    A ground completely overgrown: Heidegger, Kant and the problem of metaphysics
    with Stephen Howard
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (2): 358-377. 2019.
    ABSTRACTWhile we endorse Heidegger’s effort to reclaim Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a work concerned with the possibility of metaphysics, we hold, first, that his reading is less original than is often assumed and, second, that it unduly marginalizes the critical impetus of Kant’s philosophy. This article seeks to shed new light on Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics and related texts by relating Heidegger’s interpretation of Kant to, on the one hand, the epistemological approach represente…Read more
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    The financial crisis that currently besets Europe not only disturbs the life of many citizens, but also affects our economic, political and philosophical theories. Clearly, many of the contributing causes, such as the wide availability of cheap credit after the introduction of the euro, are contingent. Analyses that aim to move beyond such contingent factors tend to highlight the disruptive effects of the neoliberal conception of the market that has become increasingly dominant over the last few…Read more
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    Tragic Entanglements: Between Hegel and Derrida
    Hegel Bulletin 24 (1-2): 34-49. 2003.
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    The Common Root of Commitment, Resistance and Power
    Critical Horizons 10 (2): 197-208. 2009.
    This essay responds to some of the questions raised by Infinitely Demanding from the perspective of tragic conflicts. On this view, the struggle for power cannot be disentangled from the freedom at stake in liberalism and capitalism, nor from the efforts of individuals and groups to resist the powers that be. I suggest, moreover, that this entanglement threatens to divide from within not just the ethical subject, but groups and institutions as well.
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    Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (edited book)
    with R. Sonderegger
    Palgrave Macmillan. 2012.
    Does philosophical critique have a future? What are its possibilities, limits, and presuppositions? Bringing together outstanding scholars from various traditions, this collection of essays is the first to examine the forms of critique that have shaped modern and contemporary continental thought. Through critical analyses of key texts by, among others, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Adorno, Habermas, Foucault, and Rancière, it traces the way critique has time and again geared itself towards new cul…Read more
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    Hegel’s Non-Revolutionary Account of the French Revolution in the Phenomenology of Spirit
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (2): 453-466. 2018.
    Focusing on the section ‘Absolute Freedom and Terror’ of the Phenomenology of Spirit, this article argues that the method Hegel employs in this work does not capture the full significance of the French Revolution. I claim that Hegel’s method is reformist rather than revolutionary: Hegel deliberately restricts his analyses to transformations that occur within the element of thought and presents the changes that occur within this element as logically ensuing from one another. This approach, I argu…Read more
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    A Greek Tragedy? A Hegelian Perspective on Greece's Sovereign Debt Crisis
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9 (1): 358-375. 2013.
    Focusing on Greece, this essay aims to contribute to a philosophical understanding of Europe’s current financial crisis and, more generally, of the aporetic implications of the modern determination of freedom as such. One the one hand, I draw on Hegel’s Philosophy of Right in order to argue that modernity entails a potential conflict between a market economy and a state that is supposed to further the interests of the society as a whole. On the other hand, I draw on Sophocles’ Oedipus the King a…Read more
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    Hegel Today: Towards a Tragic Conception of Intercultural Conflicts
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 3 (2-3): 117-131. 2007.
    This essay draws on Hegelrsquo;s conception of tragedy in the emPhenomenology/em to reinterpret the intercultural conflicts that confront us today. It is argued that the prevailing self-conception of modern states, relying on the opposition between universality and particularity, effaces the irresolvable entanglement of contrary values such as progress and tradition or reason and faith. The essay seeks to employ Hegelrsquo;s insight into the dynamic of tragic conflicts to conceptualize precisely…Read more
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    Heidegger on East‐West Dialogue: Anticipating the Event, by Lin Ma
    European Journal of Philosophy 18 (3): 468-471. 2010.
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    However, the interpretation I propose is not primarily meant to provide an answer to the question concerning Hegel’s understanding of language, but rather to be a detour which might lead us to see that the ultimate “element” which has already always intruded into the development of the absolute concept is not language, but something that precedes both language and thinking and cannot be questioned from the perspective of the absolute concept. This means that I will choose a two-fold strategy. Fi…Read more
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    In this article I aim to clarify the nature of Kant’s transformation of rationalist metaphysics into a science by focusing on his conception of transcendental reflection. The aim of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, it is argued, consists primarily in liberating the productive strand of former general metaphysics – its reflection on the a priori elements of all knowledge – from the uncritical application of these elements to all things (within general metaphysics itself) and to things that can onl…Read more
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    Alleen een Oudemans zou ons nog kunnen redden
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 90 (3): 217-220. 1998.
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    Ideal Embodiment: Kant's Theory of Sensibility
    Cosmos and History 7 (2): 236-240. 2011.
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    The Dissolving Force of the Concept: Hegel’s Ontological Logic
    Review of Metaphysics 57 (4): 787-822. 2004.
    OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES many attempts have been made to defend Hegel’s philosophy against those who denounce it as crypto-theological, dogmatic metaphysics. This was done first of all by foregrounding Hegel’s indebtedness to Kant, that is, by interpreting speculative science as a radicalization of Kant’s critical project. This emphasis on Hegel’s Kantian roots has resulted in a shift from the Phenomenology of Spirit to the Science of Logic. Robert Pippin’s Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions o…Read more
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    Heideggers 'zeit und sein'. Een schets Van de contouren
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 56 (3). 1994.
    Heidegger often stressed that the analysis of Dasein in Being and Time should be understood as a mere preliminary investigation. That this analysis indeed prepares the investigation into the relationship between time, the understanding of Being and ontology,can only become clear when some light is thrown on the never published third section ofBeing and Time. In this section Heidegger would have explicated in what sense time can be understood as condition of possibility for every kind of ontology…Read more
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    However, the interpretation I propose is not primarily meant to provide an answer to the question concerning Hegel’s understanding of language, but rather to be a detour which might lead us to see that the ultimate “element” which has already always intruded into the development of the absolute concept is not language, but something that precedes both language and thinking and cannot be questioned from the perspective of the absolute concept. This means that I will choose a two-fold strategy. Fi…Read more
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    OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES many attempts have been made to defend Hegel’s philosophy against those who denounce it as crypto-theological, dogmatic metaphysics. This was done first of all by foregrounding Hegel’s indebtedness to Kant, that is, by interpreting speculative science as a radicalization of Kant’s critical project. This emphasis on Hegel’s Kantian roots has resulted in a shift from the Phenomenology of Spirit to the Science of Logic. Robert Pippin’s Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions o…Read more
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    Hegel’s Account of the Present
    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 19 51-67. 2009.