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CURRICULUM VITAE
Jeffrey Edwards

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy


Stony Brook University (State University of New York)
E-mail: bedwards@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Telephone: 631-632-7574 (office)



AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND CONCENTRATION
Kant; History of Modern Philosophy.
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Ethics; Metaphysics; Political Philosophy
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2000- Stony Brook University, State University of New York. Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy.
2000 Universität Marburg. Transatlantic Collegium Visiting Professor. Fachbereich Philosophie und Gesellschaftswissenschaften
1994-00 Stony Brook University, State University of New York. Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy.
1990-94 Miami University, Oxford Ohio. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy.
1987-90 Villanova University, Villanova Pennsylvania. Adjunct, Department of Philosophy.
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Philosophy (1987), Universität Marburg, Germany.
MA in Philosophy (1975), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
BA in Philosophy (1973), The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.


PHILOSOPHY COURSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT
Graduate: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason; Modern Moral Philosophy; Kant's Practical Philosophy; Kant’s Critique of Judgment; Subject and Subjectivity in Modern Philosophy; Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics in Early Modern Natural Law Theories; Locke and Leibniz; Teaching Practicum for Doctoral Students.


Undergraduate: History of Modern (metaphysics and epistemology); History of Modern Moral Philosophy; History of Ancient; Introduction (to ethics; to metaphysics and the theory of knowledge; to social and political philosophy); Ethical Theory; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Religion; Theories of Knowledge; The Human Person; Logic (formal and informal); Humanities Seminar; Kant.
DISSERTATION
“Dynamical Community and Dynamical 'World-Matter' in Kant's Metaphysics of Material Substance” (Director: B. Tuschling).
PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
Single Author

Jeffrey Edwards. Substance, Force, and the Possibility of Knowledge: On Kant's Philosophy of Material Nature. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London: University of California Press, 2000.


Co-Editor

With Allegra De Laurentiis. The Bloomsbury Companion to Hegel , Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2013 (in production).


Translator

Dieter Henrich. The Unity of Reason: Essays on Kant's Philosophy, edited with an introduction by Richard Velkley, translated by Jeffrey Edwards et al. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1995. (My translation of Henrich's book, Identität und Objektivität, is contained in this volume.)



Co-Translator


Immanuel Kant. Essay on Living Forces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, October 2012 (in production). (This translation of Kant's first book, Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte, is being published by Cambridge in volume 8 of The Works of Kant in English. Martin Schönfeld is co-translator.)

BOOK (CONTRACT AWARDED)


Single Author

Jeffrey Edwards. Autonomy, Right, and Anthropology in Kant’s Practical Philosophy. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London: University of California Press.



ARTICLES/CHAPTERS (PUBLISHED AND IN PRESS)
„Der Ätherbeweis des Opus postumum und Kants dritte Analogie der Erfahrung.” In Übergang: Untersuchungen zum Spätwerk Immanuel Kants, edited by Siegfried Blasche, 77-104. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 1991.
„Disjunktiv-und kollektiv-allgemeiner Besitz: Überlegungen zu Kants Theorie der ursprünglichen Erwerbung.” In Recht, Staat und Völkerrecht bei Immanuel Kant, edited by Dieter Hüning and Burkhard Tuschling, 113-134. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1998.
“Spinozism, Freedom, and Transcendental Dynamics in Kant's Final System of Transcendental Idealism.” In The Reception of Kant’s Critical Philosophy: Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, edited by Sally Sedgwick, 54-77. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
“Egoism and Formalism in the Development of Kant's Moral Theory.” Kant-Studien 91 (2000): 411-432.
“Self-Love, Anthropology, and Universal Benevolence in Kant's Metaphysics of Morals.” Review of Metaphysics 53 ( 2000): 887-914.
“Material Conditions of Practical Principles in Kant’s Kritik der praktischen Vernunft.” In Akten des neunten internationalen Kant-Kongreßes, edited by Volker Gerhardt, Rolf Horstmann, and Ralph Schumacher, vol. 3, 182-193. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter, 2001.
“Property and communitas rerum: Ockham, Suarez, Grotius, and Hobbes. In Societas rationis, edited by Ulrich Vogel, 41-60. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2002.
“One More Time: Kant’s Metaphysics of Nature and the Idea of Transition.” In Eredità kantiane (1804-2004). Questioni emergenti e problemi irrisolti, edited by Cinzia Ferrini, 155-188. Napoli: Bibliopolis, 2004.
“Universal Lawgiving and Material Determining Grounds in Kant’s Moral Doctrine of Ends.” In Metaphysik und Kritik, edited by Marion Heinz and Udo Rameil, 55-75. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2004.
“Response to Knud Haakonssen.” In Teaching New Histories of Philosophy, edited by J. B. Schneewind, 121-128. Princeton: University Center for Human Values, 2005.
“Modern Moral Philosophy,” with Michael Hughes as co-author. In New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005.
“On Substance, Force, and the Possibility of Knowledge: Response to My Critics.” (Published with corresponding papers by Robert Howell and Martin Schönfeld.) Studi Kantiani 18 (2005): 151-172.
“Natural Right and Acquisition in Grotius, Selden, Hobbes.” In Der lange Schatten des Leviathan. Hobbes’ politische Philosophie nach 350 Jahren, edited by Dieter Hüning, 86-109. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot Verlag, 2005.
“Reid vs. the Reidian Legacy.” Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3:1 (2005): 1-17.
“100 Et’udov o Kante: Jeffrey Edwards.” In Istoriko-Filosofsky Almanach (Moskva), edited and translated by V. Vasilyev (2005): 51, 114-115.
“Hutcheson’s Sentimentalist Deontology?” Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4:1 (2006): 17-36.
“Kant’s Material Dynamics and the Field View of Physical Reality,” with Martin Schönfeld as co-author. In Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (2006): 109-123.
“’Transition’ and ‘Gap’ in Kant Opus postumum.” In Akten des zehnten internationalen Kant-Kongreßes, vol. 5, 231-243. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter, 2008.
“ Natural Law and Obligation in Hutcheson and Kant.” In Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law: Natural Law as a Limiting Concept, edited by Ana Marta González, 87-103. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
“’Truthiness’ and Consequences in the Public Use of Reason: Useful Lies, a Noble Lie, and a Supposed Right to Lie.” In Veritas: Revista de Filosofia 53 (2008): 73-91.
“A Trip to the Dark Side? Aether, Space, Intuition, and Concept in Early Hegel and Late Kant.” In Kants Philosophie der Natur: Ihre Entwicklung bis zum Opus postumum und Nachwirkung / Kant’s Philosophy of Nature: Its Development, the Opus postumum, and Later Influence, edited by Ernst-Otto Onasch, 411-433. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter, 2009.
“’The Unity of All Places on the Face of the Earth’: Original Community, Acquisition, and Universal Will in Kant’s Doctrine of Right.” In Reading Kant’s Physical Geography, edited by Stuart Elden & Eduardo Mendieta, 233-263. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011.
“Original Community, Possession, and Acquisition in Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals.” In Kant and the Concept of Community, edited by Charlton Payne and Lucas Thorpe, 150-183. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. (Expanded version of “’The Unity of All Places on the Face of the Earth.’”)
“Pflichtmäßig/aus Pflicht/aus Neigung.” In Kant-Lexikon, edited by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenburg, and Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming (in press).
“Das Sittlich-Gute.” In Kant-Lexikon, edited by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenburg, and Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming (in press).
“Neigung.” In Kant-Lexikon, edited by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenburg, and Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming (in press).
“Recht/Unrecht”; “Schuld”; “Verantwortung”; “Verantwortung”; Verpflichtung.” In Kant-Lexikon, edited by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenburg, and Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming (in press).
“Jonathan Swift;” “Lob und Tadel”; “Sittliche Begeisterung”; “Verbindlichkeit.” In Kant-Lexikon, edited by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenburg, and Marcus Willaschek. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming (in press).
“A Tale of Two Ends: Obligatory Ends and Material Determining Grounds in Kant’s Metaphysik der Sitten.” In Kants Metaphysik der Sitten : Editorische und Philosophische Probleme, edited by Burkhard Tuschling and Werner Euler. Hüning. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot Verlag. Hüning. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot Verlag, forthcoming 2012 (in press).
“Bemerkungen zu den englischen Übersetzungen von Kants Rechtslehre. In Kants Metaphysik der Sitten : Editorische und Philosophische Probleme, edited by Burkhard Tuschling and Werner Euler. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot Verlag. Hüning. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot Verlag, forthcoming 2012 (in press).
“’Kick Not Against the Pricks’: Cumberland, Pufendorf, and Hobbes on Natural Obligation.” In Die Naturrechtslehre Samuel Pufendorfs, edited by Dieter Hüning. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot Verlag, forthcoming 2012 (in press).

COMMISSIONED ARTICLES/CHAPTERS (IN PREPARATION)

“Sentiment and Law in Early Modern Moral Philosophy?” In Early Modern Philosophy and the Enlightenment, edited by Gary Banham. Vol. 4 of The Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy, edited by Howard Caygill and David Webb. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
“A Transcendental Deduction in Kant’s Rechtslehre?” (Chapter for volume on transcendental arguments, edited by Kenneth Westphal. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.)
WORK IN PROGRESS
Property and Modern Moral Philosophy: An Anthology, edited, translated and introduced by Jeffrey Edwards and Chad Kautzer. (Abstract available.)
Reid and Hume on Virtue, Motives, and Moral Worth: Some Stoic and Epicurean Background Assumptions.” (Draft available.)
Squire Allworthy’s Inclinations and Cicero’s Natural Impulse: On Moral Worth in Kant and Hume.” (Draft available.)
Prescriptive Regress and Nomothetic Circularity in Kant’s Account of the Moral Worth of Actions.” (Draft available)


REVIEWS



Review of System and Teleology in Kant's Critique of Judgment, edited by Hoke Robinson. Kant-Studien 85 (1994): 105-110.
Review of Opus postumum, by Immanuel Kant. The Philosophical Review 104 (1995): 280-282.
Review of The Sovereignty of Reason, by Fred Beiser. The Review of Metaphysics 51 (1998): 134-136.
Review of The Invention of Autonomy, by J. B. Schneewind. The Review of Metaphysics 53 (2000): 474-476.
Review of The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context, edited by G. A. J. Robers, J. M. Vienne, and Y. C. Zarka. The Review of Metaphysics 53 (2000): 181-183.
Review of The Paradox of Subjectivity: The Self in the Transcendental Tradition, by David Carr. Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2000): 609-611.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
„Der Ätherbeweis des Opus postumum und Kants dritte Analogie der Erfahrung.” October 12, 1989. Conference on Kant's Opus postumum, Bad Homburg, Germany.
“Was Kant a Transcendental Realist? April 20, 1990. Philosophy Department Lecture Series, Villanova University.
“Kant's Hobbesian Justification of Private Property.” September 28, 1990. Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, Miami University.
„Disjunktiv- und kollektiv-allgemeiner Besitz: Bemerkungen zu Kants Theorie der ursprünglichen Erwerbung.” April 3, 1992. Conference on Kant's Rechtslehre, Marburg, Germany.
Commentary on “Kant and Guyer on the Third Analogy” by Eric Watkins (Notre Dame). April 23, 1992. APA Central Division, Louisville, Kentucky.
“Kant's Transcendental Theory: From End to Beginning and Back.” October 1, 1993. Sapientia Lecture Series, Dartmouth College.
“Kant's Transcendental Idealism: Why Begin at the End?” February 2, 1994. Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, SUNY/StonyBrook.
“Egoism and Formalism: Kant's Ethics and Early Modern Moral Philosophy.” April 20, 1994. Department of Philosophy Guest Lecture Series. The College of Wooster.
Commentary on “Kant and Unconditional Submission to the Suzerein” by Dale Jacquette (Pennsylvania State University). April 29, 1995. APA Central Division, Chicago, Illinois.
“Spinozism, Freedom, and Transcendental Dynamics in Kant's Final System of Transcendental Idealism.” August 27, 1995. NEH Conference on Transcendental Idealism, Dartmouth College.
“Kant, Freedom and Spinoza.” April 20, 1996. Philosophy Forum, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky.
“Egoism and Formalism in Kant's Account of Practical Laws.” November 15, 1997. Long Island Philosophical Society. Long Island University, Old Westbury.
“Self-Love, Anthropology, and Universal Benevolence in Kant's Metaphysics of Morals.” April 16, 1998. United Kingdom Kant Society Annual Conference. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
“Egoism and Formalism in Kant's Account of Practical Laws.” May 7, 1998. APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago.
“Does Kant Reply to Hutcheson? On Self-Love, Moral Sense, and Material Practical Principles.” August 14, 1998. Twentieth World-Congress of Philosophy, Boston.
Commentary on “Kant’s Earliest Solution to the Mind/Body Problem” by Andrew Carpenter (Antioch College). December 28, 1999. APA Eastern Division Meeting, Boston.
“Material Conditions of Practical Principles in Kant’s Kritik der praktischen Vernunft.” March 27, 2000. Ninth International Kant Congress, Berlin.
“Kant and Scottish Moral Philosophy.” July 12, 2000. Second International Reid Symposium. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
“’So weit die Kanonen abreichen’: Naturrecht, dominium, und prima occupatio.“ October 11, 2001. Arbeitsgespräch:350 Jahre Leviathan. Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
“Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals.” January 30, 2002. Presentation to teaching staff of Contemporary Civilization Core Curriculum, Columbia University.
Author Meets Critics: Jeffrey Edwards, Substance, Force, and the Possibility of Knowledge. April 26, 2002. Book session at the APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago.
“Haakonssen on the Idea of Early-Modern Philosophy.” April 5, 2003. Teaching the New Histories of Philosophy: conference sponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University.
Aneignung und Verpflichtung bei Grotius und Selden.” October 14, 2003. Arbeitsgespräch:Die Naturrechtslehre des Hugo Grotius. Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
Reid vs. the Reidian Legacy.” July 12, 2004. Third International Reid Symposium on Scottish Philosophy. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Commentary on “Thomas Reid’s Aristotle and the Aristotelian Reid” by Michael DeMoor (Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto). July 14, 2004. Third International Reid Symposium on Scottish Philosophy. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Hutcheson’s Sentimentalist Deontology?” April 14, 2005. Hume and His Critics: A Conference on the Scottish Enlightenment. Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Sentimentalism and Utility in Hutcheson’s Ethical Theory.” July 8, 2005. Conference of the Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Kantian Consequentialism and Kant’s Moral Doctrine of Ends.” August 11, 2005. Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies. Dartmouth College.
“’Transition’ and ‘Gap’ in Kant Opus postumum.” September 8, 2005. Tenth International Kant Congress. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Naturgesetz und Natürliche Verpflichtung bei Cumberland, Pufendorf, und Hobbes.” March 9, 2006. Arbeitsgespräch: Die Naturrechtslehre des Samuel von Pufendorf. Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
Hutcheson’s Criticism of Pufendorf and Cumberland.” March 28, 2006. Natural Law Conference. Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
“’Truthiness’ and Consequences in the Public Use of Reason: Useful Lies, a Noble Lie, and a Supposed Right to Lie.” April 7, 2006. Symposium on Public Philosophy. Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.
Natural Right and Acquisition in Grotius, Selden, and Hobbes.” April 20-23 (Panel 14), 2006. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.
Original Community, Possession, and Acquisition in Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals.” July 9, 2006. Conference of the Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Obligatory Ends as Material Ends of Action: Something Radically New in Kant’s Late Ethical Theory.” October 27, 2006. Instituto de Filosofia, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile.
Ethical Lawgiving and Obligatory Ends: Consequentialism in Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals?” July 12, 2007. Conference of the Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Aether, Space, and Time in Kant’s Transcendental Dynamics and Hegel’s Jena Naturphilosophie.” September 21, 2007. Tagung des Arbeitskreises für Hegels Naturphilosophie. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Truthiness and Consequences in the Public Use of Reason.” September 27, 2007. Conference of the Inter-University Centre: Freiheit und Recht: Moral und Politik. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
“’The Unity of All Places on the Face of the Earth’:Original Community, Acquisition, and Universal Will in Kant’s Doctrine of Right.” September 15, 2008. Conference of the Inter-University Centre: Freiheit und Recht: Krieg, Frieden, und Weltgeschichte. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The Idea of Obligatory Ends in Kant’s Ethical Theory.” October 27, 2008. New York / New Jersey Research Group in Early Modern Philosophy. John Jay College, New York.

Obligatory Ends and Factoral Consequentialism in Kant’s Ethics.” Scheduled for December 11, 2008. Annual Meeting of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, New Zealand Division. University of Canterbury, Christ Church, New Zealand.


Kantian Constructivism and Normative Realism: On Mary Colman’s ‘Modest Constructivism.’” February 21, 2009. Symposium session at the APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago.
“Bemerkungen zu den englischen Übersetzungen von Kants Rechtslehre.  Arbeitsgespräch: Kants Metaphysik der Sitten : Editorische und Philosophische Probleme. May 20, 2009. Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Ethical   Lawgiving, Obligatory Ends and Material Determining Grounds in the Metaphysik der Sitten . Arbeitsgespräch: Kants Metaphysik der Sitten : Editorische und Philosophische Probleme. May 22, 2009. Herzog August Bibliotek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.


“’Kick Not Against the Pricks’: Pufendorf and Hobbes on Natural Obligation.” August 10, 2009. Conference of the Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Reid, Hume, and Kant on Virtue, Motives, and Moral Worth: Some Stoic and Epicurean Background Assumptions.” March 22, 2010. Conference: Reid From His Time To Ours, University of Aberdeen & University of Glasgow. Aberdeen, Scotland.
Reid, Hume, and Kant on Virtue, Motives, and Moral Worth: Some Stoic and Epicurean Background Assumptions.” July 11, 2010. Conference of the Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Moral Worth in Kant and Hume.” October 15, 2010. Conference of the Atlantic Region Philosophers Association. University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Squire Allworthy’s Inclinations and Cicero’s Natural Impulse.” March 4, 2011. German Idealism Workshop. New School University, New York City.
Self-Love, Sociability, and Autonomy: Some Presuppositions of Kant’s Account of Practical Law.” April 14, 2012. Inaugural Conference for Kant, Fichte, and the Legacy of German Idealism. University of Nebraska/Omaha.
Self-Love, Obligation, and Law: On Hutcheson’s Assessment of Modern Natural-Law Accounts of Obligation.” Scheduled for September 7, 2012. Conference on Scottish Common Sense Philosophy and the Natural Law Tradition. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.

SAMPLE OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS/PUBLISHERS/ASSOCIATIONS
Invited member, Kant-Studien Standing Board of Referees
Manuscript referee for Political Theory

Manuscript referee for the Kantian Review


Manuscript referee for the British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Manuscript referee for the Southern Journal of Philosophy
Manuscript referee for Epoche
Manuscript referee for the Journal of the History of Ideas
Manuscript referee for the Journal of the History of Philosophy
Manuscript referee for Continental Philosophy Review
Manuscript referee for Teaching Philosophy
Manuscript referee for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
Book manuscript reviewer for Harvard University Press
Book manuscript reviewer for The University of California Press
Book series project reviewer for The University of California Press
Book project reviewer for Oxford University Press
Book manuscript reviewer for Oxford University Press
Book manuscript reviewer for Hackett Publishing Company
Book manuscript reviewer for SUNY Press
Atlantic Canada Seminar on Early Modern Philosophy. Conference Paper Referee (2007-2012)
Member, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Advisory Committee to the Program Committee (2009-2012)
CONFERENCES/PROJECTS
Panel member for Concurrent Session: Graduiertenkollegs and the Opportunities for Graduate Student Exchange and Joint Degree Programs. Fortieth Anniversary Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools. New Orleans, Louisiana. December 7, 2000.
US representative to the International Graduiertenkollegs Conference of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).Berlin, Germany. June 17, 2002.


Panel member for Concurrent Session: Graduiertenkollegs and the Opportunities for Graduate Student Exchange and Joint Degree Programs. Fortieth Anniversary Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools. New Orleans, Louisiana. December 7, 2000.
US representative to the International Graduiertenkollegs Conference of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Berlin, Germany. June 17, 2002.
Directed Pilot Teaching Project for Stony Brook / Nanjing Exchange Program. August 2008. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
Presentation (“An Inter-Institutional Transatlantic Ph. D. Program”) at the American Association of Universities AGS Deans 60th Annual Meeting. Stony Brook University. September 21, 2008.
Reviewer for American Council of Learned Societies / Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program (2011-2012)
Project referee for the Research Council of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2012)
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2010-2011 Faculty Director of the Honors College, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
2009-2010 Doctoral Program Director. Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
2008-2009 MA Program Director. Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
2006-2007 Doctoral Program Director. Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
2005 Undergraduate Program Director. Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
2001-2003 Graduate Program Director. Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
2000- US Director. Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy


    1. Vice-Director and Stony Brook Coordinator. Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy


DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED

Michael Hughes (Stony Brook): “Kant’s Theory of Moral Agency” - dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2002; Collegium co-directors: Jeffrey Edwards and Burkhard Tuschling.


Rainer Friedrich (Universität Wuppertal, Germany): “Eigentum und Staatsbegründung in Kants Metaphysik der Sitten” - dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosoph: 2003; Collegium co-directors: Manfred Baum and Jeffrey Edwards.
Chris Johns (Stony Brook): “The Science of Right in Leibniz’s Practical Philosophy.”- dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2007; Collegium co-directors: Jeffrey Edwards and Manfred Baum.

DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

Charles Wright (Stony Brook): "Toward an Enviornmentally Responsible Ethics of Communication" - 1996.


Charles (Ed) Emmer (Stony Brook): “Possibilities for a Non-Ocular Aesthetics in Kant’s Critique of Judgement” - dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2001.
Julia Jansen (Stony Brook): “Motion in Depth of the Soul: Recovering Phantasia in Kant and Husserl” - dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2002.
Michael Shim (Stony Brook): “Leibnizian Resources of the Later Husserl” - dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2003.
Sarah Miller (Stony Brook): „The Duty to Care: Need and Agency in Kantian and Feminist Ethics“ - dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2003.
Bryan Hall (University of Colorado / Boulder): „Kant, Realism, and Anti-Realism“ – 2005.
Chad Kautzer (Stony Brook): „Colonialism, Natural Law and the Problem of Jurisdiction: Modern Natural Law Theory and Hegel’s Critique“ – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2008.
Adam Wilkins (Stony Brook): “Modes, Monads and Nomads: Individuals in Spinoza, Leibniz, and Deleuze” – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2008.
Ethan Kosmider: “Hegel and the Frankfurt School: Rethinking Historical Progress” – 2010.
Meghant Sudan (Stony Brook): “Matter and Motion in Kant’s Philosophy of Science” – dissertaton for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2010.
Roman Altshuler (Stony Brook): “An Unconditioned Will: The Role of Temporality in Freedom and Agency” – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2010.
Cynthia Paccacerqua (Stony Brook): “The ‘Act of Receptivity’ in Kant’s Opus postumum” – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2010.
Eunah Lee (Stony Brook): “Organized Disorder: The Problem of Moral Progress in the Kantian Cosmopolitan Ideal” – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2011.
Landon Frim (Stony Brook): “Toleration or Pluralism. Spinoza’s Rationalist Doctrine of Toleration and Its 20 th  Century Detractors” – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: 2012.
Wakagi Takahashi (Stony Brook): “Truth Beyond Hermeneutics: The Logic of Hegel’s Critique of Schleiermacher and Its Application to the Philosophical Hermeneutics of Gadamer” – dissertation for the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy – in progress.
Cara O’Connor (Stony Brook): “Self-Respect and Political Liberalism” – in progress.
DOCTORAL EDUCATION PROJECT GRANTS
Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy: American Coordinator for Funding Applications in USA and Germany. Total Collegium funding acquired for 1999-2003 combined budget: $2,100,000.
Grant proposals to Max Kade Foundation (New York) for Kade Fellows of the Transatlantic Collegium.” $499,000 raised since1999.
Grant proposal to Max Kade Foundation (New York) for US / German project in legal and political philosophy. $45,000 commitment obtained in 2004 for three-year cooperative project.

LANGUAGES
German, French, Italian, Latin, Classical Greek


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