•  41
    Tragedy, Comedy, and Ethical Action in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 10 (1): 95-115. 2005.
    For most readers of the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel’s example of “Ethical Action” is taken from Sophocles’ Antigone. In fact, however, Hegel provides us with a trilogy of tragic examples. The first is Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos; the second, Aeschylus’s Seven against Thebes; Antigone is but the third. Further, just as a dramatic trilogy was followed by a satyr play among the ancients, ethical action’s final moment is taken from Aristophanes’ Ekklesiazousai. These four examples do not form a s…Read more
  •  37
    A Passion for Wisdom
    Teaching Philosophy 27 (4): 375-377. 2004.
  •  1
    Man and Woman in Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit"
    Dissertation, State University of New York at Stony Brook. 1997.
    I demonstrate that the distinction between sex and gender is essential to Hegel's analysis of male and female roles in society through his recourse to the categories of nature and spirit. I then argue that the structure of self-consciousness in the Phenomenology is implicitly and necessarily male on Hegel's own terms for systematic reasons. Further, I maintain that Hegel's model of mutual recognition is patterned on fraternity, and thus excludes women from a wider political community. Finally, I…Read more
  • Review (review)
    Hegel-Studien 38. 2003.