Cambridge, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Areas of Interest
17th/18th Century Philosophy
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    Kant’s inferentialism: the case against Hume (review)
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1): 215-218. 2018.
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    The Location of Kant's Refutation of Idealism
    European Journal of Philosophy 25 (4): 1640-1659. 2017.
    Many philosophers have been puzzled by Kant's decision to insert the Refutation of Idealism into the second edition of the first Critique at the end of his elucidation of the Second Postulate. This article proposes a solution to the puzzle. It defends an explanation for the location of Kant's Refutation of Idealism that is plausibly expressed by Kant's claim at the end of his elucidation of the Second Postulate that the Refutation of Idealism is ‘here in its right place’ because ‘[a] powerful ob…Read more
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    Three Myths About Kant’s Second Antinomy
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 101 (2): 258-279. 2019.
    This article challenges three widespread assumptions about Kant’s argument for the antithesis of the Second Antinomy. The first assumption is that this argument consists of an argument for the claim that “[no] composite thing in the world consists of simple parts”, and a logically independent argument for the claim that “nothing simple exists anywhere in the world”. The second assumption is that when Kant argues that “[no] composite thing in the world consists of simple parts”, he is making a cl…Read more