I am an Associate Tutor in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Broadly speaking, my work traces the historical and philosophical developments of the systems of metaphysics in European philosophy, specifically in the Early-Modern period and German Idealism. I focus particularly on the work of Christian Wolff, Immanuel Kant, and G.W.F. Hegel, and the interrelation that can be found between their metaphysical systems.
At the moment, I am writing an article on Kant's formulation of the Ontological Proof, as well as a chapter on Wolff's primary philosophy for a collected volume.
'Grounding Religious Toleration: Kant and Wolff on Dogmatic Conflict'
Diametros, 17(65), pp. 12-31.
'Heretical Geometry: Christian Wolff on the Impossibility of Dogmatic Conflict'
Church History and Religious Culture, 100(2-3), pp. 287-300.
'Spinoza’s Principle of Essential Derivation'
Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 26
Hegel and Ancient Philosophy: A Re-Examination
ed. Glenn Alexander Magee
Hegel Bulletin, 41:2, August 2020
'Spinoza on God and Nature'
ThinKnow: Philosophy Magazine, Issue 2, Feb 2021
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Recent talks and conference presentations
- 'Kantian Religious Toleration Today, its Limits, and Pre-Kantian Challenges'
a presentation at IX Multilateral Kant Colloquium: Justice, Peace, and Cosmopolitan Values
- 'Wolff on Ontology as Primary Philosophy'
a presentation at Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy
- 'Metaphysics, Ontology, Criticism: Dogmatist Baggage in Kant's Notion of the Transcendental'
a presentation at CRMEP Graduate Conference: Afterlives of The Transcendental
- ‘Kant, Wolff, Metaphysics: Why is Kant’s Proof called Ontological?’
a presentation at Leuven Kant Conference
‘Kant, Wolff, and Religious Freedom’
an invited talk for The Academic Philosophy Society
University of Warwick
- 'Hegel's Ontological Argument'
a presentation at Examining Hegel's Idea of Self-Determination conference
University of Warwick
- 'Heretical Geometry: Wolff's Method and the Case of Spinoza'
presentation at Orthodoxy, Heresy, and Indifference conference
Erasmus University Rotterdam
- 'The Science of Being or Beings: Hegel and Aristotle on First Philosophy'
presentation at Hegel Society of Great Britain Annual Conference: 'Hegel and the Greeks'
St. Edmund's Hall, University of Oxford
- 'Christian Wolff and the Invention of Ontology'
presentation at Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy IX
University of Aberdeen
- 'Science as a Habit in Christian Wolff'
British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference
University of Durham
Most of my work can be found on my Academia page.
The proper surname pronunciation is [jâkuʃitɕ], although I do not mind. The first name, however, sounds like 'deano', never as 'dine-o'. You can also check the recording below.