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    Examining the Exam: A Critical Look at the Watson-Glaser Critcal Thinking Appraisal Exam
    with Don Fawkes and Tom Adajian
    Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 20 (4): 19-33. 2001.
    This paper examines the content of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal exam. Our report is not a statistical review. We find the content of this exam defective in a number of areas. The exam consists of five “tests” of 16 questions for a total of 80 questions. Of these, we cannot recommend test 1, test 2, test 4, and test 5; and, we cannot recommend questions 4, 5, 14, 16, 37, 45, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, and 67. As shown in this report, the exam creates confusion and makes basic errors in …Read more
  •  29
    Spinoza: Metaphysical Themes
    Review of Metaphysics 57 (3): 628-630. 2004.
    Spinoza’s argument for monism evidently depends upon the counterintuitive claim that there can be no two substances both of which exemplify some one attribute. Michael Della Rocca argues that some of Spinoza’s basic commitments, including especially his ideas about explicability, both support that claim and help to close another important apparent gap in the argument. John Carriero champions a different approach. Spinoza’s monism is usually thought to be rooted in ruminations upon the traditiona…Read more
  •  21
    Idealism and Objectivity: Understanding Fichte’s Jena Project
    Review of Metaphysics 52 (3): 707-708. 1999.
    Marked by a lucid mixture of historical detail and analytical acumen, this study of the earliest stages of Fichte’s philosophical career offers much to our understanding of the sources and significance of Fichte’s core commitments. With pointed reference to important early texts, Martin argues that Fichte’s idealism is best understood not as an attempt to disclose the ontological ground of all being in an infinite subjectivity but, instead, as an incisive challenge to naturalism in the theory of…Read more
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    Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right: A Critical Guide ed. by Gabriel Gottlieb
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 56 (3): 569-570. 2018.
    This excellent collection features consistently illuminating and often groundbreaking work on issues raised by Fichte's philosophy of right. All twelve chapters make new contributions to specialized debates. Most will be accessible to nonspecialists nonetheless, and many will richly repay careful consideration by readers interested in Fichte, post-Kantian political theory, or classic debates about rights and the state.Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right breaks with prior Kantian tradition by i…Read more
  •  10
    Examining the Exam: A Critical Look at the Watson-Glaser Critcal Thinking Appraisal Exam
    with Don Fawkes and Tom Adajian
    Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 20 (4): 19-33. 2001.
    This paper examines the content of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal exam. Our report is not a statistical review. We find the content of this exam defective in a number of areas. The exam consists of five “tests” of 16 questions for a total of 80 questions. Of these, we cannot recommend test 1, test 2, test 4, and test 5; and, we cannot recommend questions 4, 5, 14, 16, 37, 45, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, and 67. As shown in this report, the exam creates confusion and makes basic errors in …Read more
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    Kant, Fichte, and the Legacy of Transcendental Idealism (edited book)
    with Halla Kim
    Lexington Books. 2014.
    Kant, Fichte, and the Legacy of Transcendental Idealism contains ten new essays by leading and rising scholars from the United States, Europe, and Asia who explore the historical development and conceptual contours of Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy.
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    The Palgrave Fichte Handbook (edited book)
    Springer Verlag. 2019.
    This Handbook provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of Fichte’s philosophy. In addition to offering new researchers an authoritative introduction and orientation to Fichtean thought, the volume also surveys the main scholarly and philosophical controversies regarding Fichtean interpretation, and defends a range of philosophical theses in a way that advances the scholarly discussion. Fichte is the first major philosopher in the post-Kantian tradition and the first of the great German I…Read more
  • Palgrave Fichte Handbook (edited book)
    Palgrave. forthcoming.
  • with Halla Kim
  • Transcendental Inquiry (edited book)
    with Halla Kim
    Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.
  • My dissertation is a detailed exploration of the concept of transcendental subjectivity as proto-conscious intellectual activity, originated in Kant's work from the 1780s and innovated in Fichte's and Schelling's writings of the mid- to late 1790s. Focusing on central epistemological and ontological issues bound up with each author's conception of subjectivity's role in the constitution of experience, I exhibit and explain important dimensions of conceptual continuity as well as subtle but cruci…Read more