I work on German Idealism, the history of 19th-century philosophy, and 20th-century continental philosophy, but with a growing interest in the analytic tradition and the conversation between continental and analytic traditions.
My research focuses on metaphysics, epistemology, and value theory in Kant and his successors. I deal with their innovative theories concerning rationality (1) as the source of the distinctive features of human experience, including perceptual content, moral demands, and political rights, and (2) as what makes us radically free vis-à-vis nature.
But I am also interested in critiques of traditional conceptions of rationality in continental philosophy, much of which are developed as a reaction to German Idealism, Kant and Hegel in particular, and its perceived limits. I am especially concerned with approaches that maintain how the role that the unconscious, embodiment, social embeddedness, or history play in human experience may place limits on what rationality can ground and our pretensions to radical freedom.
For some representative publications, works in progress, and sample courses, please consult the links above.