125 SW Bowne Hall



PhD, The Catholic University of America


Professor, 2014-present
Associate Professor, 2007-2014
Assistant Professor, 2000-2006


Courses: Intro to Philosophy, History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, History of Modern Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Religion

Recipient of Drew University President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching


American Philosophical Association

North American Kant Society

American Association of University Professors


Married, has two children.


"What is Philosophy? What is Education?", in Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching. Steven M. Cahn, A. Bradner, and A. Mills (Hackett, 2018) 

“Kant and Hegel on Synthetic a priori Judgment”, in Nature and Freedom: Proceedings of the 12th International Kant Congress (Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming). 


“Determination and Dialectic in Kant and Hegel”, Hegel-Jahrbuch (May 2016).

“Analytic/Synthetic”, “Analytic/Synthetic Method”, “Analytic/Synthetic Unity”, “Synthetic”, “Definition”, “Prolegomena”.  In Kant-Lexikon.  Eds. Georg Mohr, et. al.  Walter de Gruyter, 2015.  

Philosophical Academic Programs of the German Enlightenment: A Literary Genre Recontextualized.  Eds. Seung-Kee Lee, R. Pozzo, M. Sgarbi, D. von Wille.  Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 2012.


“Self-Determination and the Categories of Freedom in Kant’s Moral Philosophy”.  Kant-Studien103 (2012).


​“The Active and Passive Mind in Augustine”.  Rivista di Filosofia NeoScolastica 103 (4/2011-12).


​“Logical Forms, Indeterminacy, and the Subjective Unity of Consciousness in Kant”.  In Kant’s Philosophy of the Unconscious.  Eds. P. Giordanetti, et al.  Walter de Gruyter, 2012.

Review of Jill Vance Buroker’s “Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason” (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The Kantian Review 16 (March 2011).

“The Synthetic a priori in Kant and German Idealism”.  Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (3/2009).


​“The Principle of Determinability and the Possibility of Synthetic a priori Judgments in Kant and Maimon.”  In Rethinking Kant.  Ed. Pablo Muchnik. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.  


​“Why Are Kant’s Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives Analytic and Synthetic a priori Practical Propositions?” In Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Eds. Valerio Rohden et al. Walter de Gruyter, 2008.

Review of Patrick Frierson’s “Freedom and Anthropology in Kant’s Moral Philosophy” (Cambridge University Press, 2004).  The Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (December 2005).

“The Determinate-Indeterminate Distinction and Kant’s Theory of Judgment”.  Kant-Studien 95 (2004).

“Kant’s Theory of Judgment and the Unity of the Critical Philosophy.” In Kant und die Berliner Aufklärung: Akten des IX. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Eds. Volker Gerhardt, et al. Walter de Gruyter, 2001.


Review of “The Cambridge Edition of Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant” (Cambridge University Press, 1999). The Review of Metaphysics 54 (December 2000)

Review of Reinhard Brandt’s “The Table of Judgments: Critique of Pure Reason A 67-76; B 92-101”. The Review of Metaphysics 51 (September 1997)


"The Synthetic A Priori in Kant and Husserl",  The 24th World Congress of Philosophy, Beijing, 2018; The 13th International Kant-Congress, University of Oslo, Norway, 2019.   

“Kant and Hegel on Synthetic a priori Judgment”, The 12th International Kant-Congress, University of Vienna, Austria, September, 2015.

“Determination and Dialectic in Kant and Hegel”, The 30th International Hegel-Congress of the International Hegel-Society, University of Vienna, Austria, April 2014.

“The Active and Passive Mind in Augustine”, The 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece, August 2013. 

“The Active Mind, scientia, and Illumination in Augustine”, The Ninth Conference of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Oxford, 2011.

“Logical Forms, Indeterminacy, and the Subjective Unity of Consciousness in Kant”, The 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Diego, 2011.

“Self-Determination and the Categories of Freedom in Kant’s Practical Philosophy”, The 11th International Kant Congress, University of Pisa, Italy, 2010.

“Logical Determination and Self-Determination in Kant’s Critical Philosophy,” Kant in Asia: The Unity of Human Personhood International Conference, Hong Kong, 2009.

“How Are Synthetic Judgments Possible a priori? From Kant to Hegel,” The 22nd World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul, 2008.

“The Synthetic a priori in Kant, Maimon, Fichte, and Schelling,” The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Eastern Group of the North American Kant Society, Maine, 2007.

“Kant’s Analytic-Synthetic Distinction: A Reply to a Classical Objection,” The Second International Conference on Philosophy, Athens Institute for Education and Research, University of Athens, Greece, June 2007.

“Why Are Kant’s Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives Analytic and Synthetic a priori Practical Propositions?”, The Tenth International Kant-Congress, São Paolo, Brazil, September 2005.

“The Grounds for the Objectivity of the Distinction between Analytic and Synthetic Judgments in Kant’s Critical Philosophy,” The Inaugural Meeting of the Pacific Group of the North American Kant Society, University of California, San Diego, October 2002.

“Kant’s Theory of Judgment and the Unity of the Critical Philosophy,” The Ninth International Kant Congress, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, March 2000.

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