Graduate Placement Officer
Kant, History of German Philosophy
I specialize in the history of German philosophy, with an emphasis on the eighteenth century. My recent research has focused on issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind in the period from Leibniz to Kant. Currently, I am working on a monograph (entitled The First Fifty Years of German Philosophy) that will consider the history of German philosophy beginning with the publication of Wolff's German Metaphysics in 1720 through to Kant's Inaugural Dissertation of 1770, for which I have received a 5-year SSHRC Insight Grant (2014-19).
I regularly teach graduate courses on all aspects of Kant's philosophy, and on contemporary appropriations of Kant's thought (particularly in epistemology and philosophy of mind), and am interested in supervising graduate students who work in any area of the history of German thought (classical and contemporary).
Some recent publications
Kant and his German Contemporaries, C. Dyck & F. Wunderlich eds. (under contract with Cambridge University Press)
“Spontaneity before the Critical Turn: Crusius, the Pre-Critical Kant, and Tetens on the Spontaneity of the Mind” in Journal of the History of Philosophy(forthcoming)
Kant and Rational Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2014)