University of Pennsylvania
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2012
New York City, New York, United States of America
PhilPapers Editorships
Kant: Teleology in Religion
Kant: God
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    Hegel famously criticizes Kant’s resolution of the antinomies. According to Sedgwick, Hegel primarily chastises Kant’s resolution for presupposing that concepts are ‘one-sided’, rather than identical to their opposites. If Kant had accepted the dialectical nature of concepts, then (according to Sedgwick) Kant would not have needed to resolve the antinomies. However, as Ameriks has noted, any such interpretation faces a serious challenge. Namely, Kant’s first antinomy concerns the universe’s phys…Read more
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    An Unfamiliar and Positive Law: On Kant and Schiller
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 95 (3): 275-297. 2013.
    A familiar post-Kantian criticism contends that Kant enslaves sensibility under the yoke of practical reason. Friedrich Schiller advanced a version of this criticism to which Kant publicly responded. Recent commentators have emphasized the role that Kant’s reply assigns to the pleasure that accompanies successful moral action. In contrast, I argue that Kant’s reply relies primarily on the sublime feeling that arises when we merely contemplate the moral law. In fact, the pleasures emphasized by o…Read more
  • This article examines the relationship between aesthetics and teleology in Kant and Hutcheson.