My Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley. I also have a B.Phil. from Oxford and a Master of Studies in European Literature from Oxford. I was raised and began my philosophical studies in Germany. I joined the Department as an assistant professor in the fall of 2012.
My research interests primarily concern the way in which metaphysical, ethical and epistemological issues intersect in philosophers such as Aristotle, Hume, and (especially) Kant.
Recent, representative publications
- "Kant and 'Ought Implies Can'", Philosophical Quarterly (Forthcoming)
- "Kant on Freedom, Idealism, and Standpoints," Archiv für Geschichte der
- "Kant on Freedom of Empirical Thought," Journal of the History of Philosophy
53 (2) (2015), pp. 301-326.
- "Kant on Determinism and the Categorical Imperative," Ethics 125 (2) (2015),
- "Kant on the Inapplicability of the Categories to Things in Themselves," British
Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (1) (2015), pp. 90-114.
- "Transcendental and Practical Freedom in the Critique of Pure Reason," Kant-
Studien, Volume 105, Issue 3 (2014), pp. 313-335.
- "Substancehood and Subjecthood in Aristotle's Categories," Phronesis, Volume
53 (2) (2008), pp. 152-79.
- "Struggle and Victory in Kafka's Das Schloss," The Modern Language Review, Volume 101, Number 4 (2006), pp. 1035-43.