RECENT AND FORTHCOMING:
Finite and Absolute Idealism: The Transcendental and the Metaphysical Hegel, in The Transcendental Turn, ed. S. Gardner and M. Grist (Oxford, 2015)
Reconstructivism: On Honneth's Hegelianism, in Philosophy and Social Criticism (Online, 5 August 2014)
"Hegel's Logic of Essence," in Schelling-Studien, Bd. 1, 2013.
"Self-Interpreting Selves: Comments on Alexander Nehamas's Nietzsche: Life as Literature." Nietzsche Studies,vol. 45, no. 2 (2014)
"Die Logik der Negation bei Hegel," in 200 Jahre Hegels Wissenschaft der Logik
Reason's Form, in "The Impact of Idealism," vol. 1 (Cambridge UP)
"Doer and Deed: Responses to Acampora and Anderson," Journal of Nietzsche Studies, vol. 44, 2 (2013)
"Back to Hegel? On Slavoj Zizek's Less than Nothing, Mediations 26.2 (Summer 2012)
"Heidegger on Nietzsche on Nihilism," in Political Philosophy Cross-Examined, ed. Thomas Pangle and J. Harvey Lomax
"Vernacular Metaphysics: On Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line," in Critical Inquiry 39 (Winter 2013)
"Le grand imagier of George Wilson," The European Journal of Philosophy, 21.2 (June 2013)
"Tocqueville, the Problem of Equality, and John Ford's Stagecoach," in Tocqueville and the Frontiers of Democracy, ed. Ewa Atanassow and Richard Boyd
"On Hegel's Claim that Self-Consciousness is 'Desire Itself'," in Recognition and Social Ontology, ed. Heikki Ikäheimo and Arto Laitinen
Links to recent work:
"Passive and Active Skepticism in Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place, in "nonsite," an on-line journal at:
"On Oren Isenberg and Paul Grimsted," in "nonsite," an online journal at:
Drafts available to download:
The following publications are available for downloading from this site. For a complete list of publications, see the cv.
INQUIRY, 2010 vol 53, No. 5. Issue on Hegel's Practical Philosophy
"Tea Party as Western Movie," The Washington Post
"Philosophy Is Its Own Time Comprehended in Thought," Topoi (206) 25: 85-90
"Natural and Normative", Daedelus, Summer, 2009 Vol. 138, No. 3, Pages 35-43
Kant's Theory of Form. An Essay on the Critique of Pure Reason. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982) (Out of Print) (Entire book as pdf)
"The Significance of Taste: Kant, Aesthetic and Reflective Judgment," Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 34:4 (1996:) 549-569
"Avoiding German Idealism: Kant and the Reflective Judgment Problem," in Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).
"Dividing and Deriving in Kant's Rechtslehre," in Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Rechtslehre, ed. Otfried Höffe (Berlin:Akademie Verlag, 1999)
"A Mandatory Reading of Kant's Ethics? (Critical Study of Paul Guyer's Kant on Freedom, Love and Happiness)" - 95K (PDF)
The Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 51, no.204 (July 2001)
"Kant’s Theory of Value: On Allen
Wood’s Kant’s Ethical Thought" - 240K (PDF)
Inquiry, Vol. 43 (Summer 2000)
"Rigorism and the 'New Kant'," in Kant und die Berliner Aufklärung, vol. 1 (2001)
“Mine and Thine? The Kantian State,” Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy, ed. Paul Guyer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
"You Can't Get There From Here: Transition Problems in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit," in The Cambridge Companion to Hegel (Cambridge UP, 1993)
"Hegel on Historical Meaning: For Example, the Enlightenment," Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, no 35 (Spring/Summer 1997).
"Gadamer's Hegel," in The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer, ed. Robert Dostal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
"Hegel's Ethical Rationalism," in Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997):417-50.
"What is the Question for which Hegel's Theory of Recognition is the Answer?" - 1297K (PDF)
The European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 8, no. 2 (August 2000).
"What Was Abstract Art? (From the Point of View of Hegel)" - 138K (PDF)
Critical Inquiry, vol. 29, no.1 (Fall 2002)
" The Realization of Freedom: Hegel's Practical Philosophy," in The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism, edited by Karl Ameriks (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
“Concept and Intuition: On Distinguishability and Separability,” in Hegel-Studien (40) 2005.
"Brandom’s Hegel" - 543K (PDF)
European Journal of Philosophy, 13:3 (2006)
"The Absence of Aesthetics in Hegel's Aesthetics," in The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth Century Philosophy, ed. F. Beiser. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
"The 'logic of experience' as 'absolute knowledge' in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit," in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Guide, ed. Dean Moyar and Michael Quante (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)
"The Status of Literature in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit," in Inventions of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Imaginary since Romanticism, ed. Richard T. Gray, Nicholas Halmi, Gary Handwerk, Michael A. Rosenthal, and Klaus Vieweg (Seattle: University of Washingtopn Press, 2011).
"Fichte's Alleged, One-Sided, Subjective Idealism," in The Reception of Kant's Critical Philosophy," ed. S. Sedgwick (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)
"Irony and Affirmation in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra," in Nietzsche's New Seas: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics, ed. M. Gillespie and T. Strong (Chicago, 1988)
"Introduction" to Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006): viii-xxxv.
"How to Overcome Oneself: Nietzsche on Freedom" - (pdf) in Nietzsche onFreedom and Autonomy, ed. Ken Gemes and Simon May (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)
"Agent and Deed in Nietzsche's Genealogy," in A Companion to Nietzsche, ed. Keith Ansell Pearson (Blackwell)
"Heideggerean Postmodernism and Metaphysical Politics," The European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 4, no.1 (April 1996).
"On Being Anti-Cartesian: Heidegger, Hegel, Subjectivity and Sociality," in Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).
"Necessary Conditions for the Possibility of What Isn't: Heidegger on Failed Meaning, in The Persistence of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Exchange with McDowell:
John McDowell, "On Pippin's Postscript," The European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 15, no. 3.
“McDowell’s Germans: Response to ‘On Pippin’s Postscript’,” The European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 15, no. 3.
"The Modern World of Leo Strauss," Political Theory, vol.20, no.3 (1992).
"The Unavailability of the Ordinary: Strauss on the Philosophical Fate of Modernity" - 111K (PDF)
Political Theory, vol. 31 No 3 (June 2003): 335-358
"Being, Time, and Politics: The Strauss-Kojčve Debate," History and Theory, vol 22, no.2, Summer 1993.
PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE/ART
On Maisie's Knowing Her Own Mind in A Companion to Henry James, ed. by Greg W. Zacharias (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008)
"On 'Becoming Who One is' (and Failing): Proust's Problematic Selves," in The Persistance of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)
"The Paradoxes of Power in the Early Novels of J.M. Coetzee, " in J.M. Coetzee and Ethics, ed. A. Leist and P. Singer (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)
Authenticity in Painting: Remarks on Michael Fried’s Art History - 131K (PDF) Critical Inquiry, vol. 31, no. 3 (2005)
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Angels and Devils in Almodóvar's Talk to Her - 76 KB (pdf) In Talk to Her, ed. A.W. Eaton (New York: Routledge, 2009)
"What is a Western? Politics and Self-Knowledge in John Ford's The Searchers, in Critical Inquiry, vol. 35 (Winter 2009)
“Philosophical Film: Trapped by Oneself in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past, in New Literary History, 41 (2010), 517-48.
“Agency and Fate in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai, in Critical Inquiry, 37 (Winter 2011), 214-44.
"Can There be Unprincipled Virtue? Comments on Nomy Arpaly" in Philosophical Explorations, vol. 10, no. 3.
Review article, Bernard Williams, In the Beginning Was the Deed, Journal of Philosophy , vol. CIV, No. 10 (October 2007)
"Self-Interpreting Selves: Comments on Alexander Nehamas's Nietzsche: Life as Literature," forthcoming in International Studies in Philosophy.
Review of Alice Crary, Beyond Moral Judgment, in Analytic Philosophy, vol. 52, no.1 (March 2011)
Review of Jean-François Kervégan, L'effectif et le rationalle, in International Yearbook of German Idealism, vol. 6, 2008: 328-335.