Associate Professor of Philosophy
MA Boston University 1997
Ph.D. Boston University 2002
Areas of Expertise
- German Idealism
- Philosophy of Art
- Social and Political Philosophy
- Contemporary Ethics
Hegel on Political Identity: Patriotism, Nationality, Cosmopolitanism (Northwestern University Press, 2011).
Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Humor, Comedy, and Laughter in 19th-Century Philosophy. Edited volume. (Springer, forthcoming).
For Our Cause is Just (on American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child) The Paris Review Daily, July 7, 2017.
“Conjectural Truths: Kant and Schiller on Educating Humanity.” Chapter in Kant and his German Contemporaries, vol. II, ed. Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
“Virtue, Cosmopolitanism and Reform in 18th-and 19th-Century German Patriotism.” Chapter in Handbook of Patriotism. Edited by Mitja Sardoc, Springer (forthcoming).
“Hegel’s Philosophy of Art.” Chapter in Oxford Handbook of Hegel. Edited by Dean Moyar. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2017): 559-580.
Friedrich Schiller, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Summer 2017 Edition.
“’And Why Not?’ Hegel, Comedy, and the End of Art.” Verifiche: Rivista Trisemesterale di Scienze Umane XLV, no. 1-2 (2016): 1-32.
"Philosophy of History." In Hegel: Key Concepts. Edited by Michael Baur. Durham: Acumen Publishing (2014).
"A Hegelian Approach to Global Poverty." In Hegel and Global Justice. Edited by Andrew Buchwalter. New York: Springer (2012): 131-154.
"An Unrelieved Heart: Hegel, Tragedy, and Schiller's 'Wallenstein'." New German Critique 113 (2011): 1-23.
"Grasping the 'Raw I': Race and Tragedy in Philip Roth's 'The Human Stain'." Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities 2, no. 2 (2008): 27-46.
"Commitments of a Divided Self: Narrative, Change and Autonomy in Korsgaard's Ethics." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 4, no. 1 (2008): 27-46.
"History and Patriotism in Hegel's Rechtsphilosophie." History of Political Thought 28, no. 3 (2007): 496-519.
"Inheriting, Earning and Owning: The Source of Practical Identity in Hegel's 'Anthropology'." The Owl of Minerva: Journal of the Hegel Society of America 34, no. 2 (2003): 139-170.
"Fight, Flight or Respect? First Encounters of the Other in Kant and Hegel." History of Philosophy Quarterly 19, no. 4 (2002): 381-400.
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