My research interests include modern European philosophy (especially Kant and post-Kantian philosophy), history and philosophy of science, and aesthetics.
I am currently working on two projects. The first considers the history and philosophy of biology, including the reception of German philosophy in British bioscience and the metaphysics of organisation. The second explores Amalia Holst's critique of the German Enlightenment in her groundbreaking work, On the Vocation of Woman to Higher Intellectual Development (1802).
I am co-director of the London Post-Kantian Seminar, a member of the Warwick Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, and serve on the executive committee of the UK Kant Society.
Before coming to Warwick, I received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney and undertook postdoctoral studies at University of Bonn, Durham University and University College London. I have been a visiting scholar at UC San Diego (2018) and University of Chicago (2019), and a visiting fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (2020).
For further details of my current research, see my website.
- PH332 Sartre and Existentialism - Term 1
- PH3A9 Philosophy of Nature - Term 1
- PH201 History of Modern Philosophy (Kant) - Term 2
The Tragedy of Philosophy: Kant's Critique of Judgment and the project of aesthetics. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016 (paperback 2017). - Website - Chapter 1 - Reviewed in: Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Philosophy Today.
Kant and natural science. Call for abstracts. Edited with Andy Jones, Kantian Review 2023.
Amalia Holst's On the Vocation of Woman to Higher Intellectual Development. Translated and edited, under contract with Oxford University Press.
William Whewell's creative adaptation of Kant's idealism. Forthcoming in Cambridge Idealism: A History. Edited by Lukas M. Verburgt.
Coleridge and the science of life. Forthcoming in Living Ideas: Dynamic philosophies of life and matter, 1650-1850. Edited by Peter Cheyne.
Kant and biological theory. Forthcoming in Life and Cognition: Understanding nature between classical German philosophy and contemporary debates. Edited by Luca Corti & Johannes-Georg Schülein. Dordrecht: Springer Nature.
The economy of the Bildungstrieb in Goethe's comparative anatomy. Forthcoming in The Concept of the Drive in Classical German Philosophy. Edited by Manja Kisner and Jörg Noller. London: Palgrave. - Website - Download -
Amalia Holst. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook for Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers in the German Tradition. Edited by Dalia Nassar & Kristin Gjesdal. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kant on observation. Forthcoming in Proceedings for the 13th International Kant Congress. Edited by Camilla Serck-Hanssen and Beatrix Himmelmann. Berlin: de Gruyter. - Download -
Naturphilosophie. In Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge: London, 2020. - Website -
On the Vocation of Woman to Higher Intellectual Development (Über die Bestimmung des Weibes zur höhren Geistesbildung), by Amalia Holst - in progress
Window into Chaos (Fenêtre sur le chaos), by Cornelius Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven 148(1), 2018, 77-88. - Website -
Coleridge and Contemplation, Peter Cheyne (ed.). British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27(1), 2019, 231-236. - Website -
Kants Theorie der Biologie: Ein Kommentar. Eine Lesart. Eine historische Einordnung, Ina Goy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26(3), 2018, 625-630. - Website -
The Biopolitics of Lifestyle: Foucault, ethics and healthy choices, Christopher Mayes. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 14(1), 2017, 159-162. - Website -
Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology, Phillip Honenberger (ed.). Phenomenological Reviews 2016, April. - Website -
Other bits and pieces
What will humans evolve into? Philosophy by Postcard.
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