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Curriculum Vitae



—Undergraduate Philosophy—

University of California, Berkeley, California, 1973-74: left without degree

University of California, Los Angeles, California: 1974-76 and 1978-9: B.A. 1979

—Graduate Philosophy—

Princeton University, 1979-1980: left without degree

University of California, Santa Barbara: M.A. 1983: “Form Before Matter in Kant”

University of California, Santa Barbara: Ph.D. 1987: “Kant’s Model of the Mind”


Lecturer, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Fall 2008-Spring 2010

Visiting Lecturer, University of Auckland, Fall semester 2009

Adjunct, New York University, Fall 2005

Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University, 2004-5

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1996-2001

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Univ. of Ill., Chicago, Spring 1995

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, Fall 1994

Lecturer, Yale University, Fall 1994

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York,



Early modern philosophy through Kant


Post-Kantian German idealism, Wittgenstein



1. Kant’s Model of the Mind. A New Interpretation of Transcendental Idealism. Oxford:

Oxford University Press, 1991.

2. Hume’s Theory of Consciousness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994

(paperback 2003).

3. Kant and the Empiricists. Understanding Understanding, Oxford: Oxford University

Press, 2005.

4. Kant’s Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind. The Psychologization of Space, Time, and

       Nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


 I. Peer reviewed

1. “Hume’s Quandary Concerning Personal Identity,” 233-254, Hume Studies, Nov.


2. “Impressions and Ideas: Vivacity as Verisimilitude,”  75-88, Hume Studies,Apr. 1993.

3. “What Are Kant’s Analogies About?,” 63-114, Review of Metaphysics, Sept. 1993.

4. “Kant on the Possibility of Thought,” 809-59, Review of Metaphysics, June, 1995.

5. “The Psychologistic Foundations of Hume’s Critique of Mathematics,” 123-69, Hume

       Studies, April, 1996.

6. “Perception,” Encyclopedia of Empiricism, 1997.

7. “David Hume,” Encyclopedia of Philosophy Supplement, MacMillan & Co., 1997.

8. “The point of Hume’s skepticism with regard to reason: the primacy of facility in

Hume’s theory of the understanding,” Hume Studies, 1999.

9. “Kant’s Psychologism, Pt. I,” Kantian Review,1999.

10. “Kant’s Psychologism., Pt. II,” Kantian Review,2000.

11. “Kant’s Refutation of Berkeleyan Idealism,” in Idealismus als Theorie der

       Repräsentation?,Paderborn: mentis Verlag GmbH, 2000.

12.  “Hume on space and time,” in The Blackwell Companion to Hume, ed. Elizabeth

Radcliffe, 2008.

13. “Kant’s Debt to the Empiricists,” in The Blackwell Companion to Kant, ed. by

Graham Bird, 2006.

14. “Hume”, 20k-word entry, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Borchert, Donald, ed.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006.

15. “Kant’s Humean Solution to Hume’s Problem,” in Kant and The Early Moderns,

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

16. “Peut-on échapper de façon kantienne au dilemme humien de l’identité personnelle?”,

proceedings of the Grenoble Hume conference, March 2008, forthcoming.

17. “Is There a Kantian Way Out of Hume’s Quandary concerning Personal Identity?”,

Hume Readings, ed. by Lorenzo Greco and Alesio Vaccari, Rome: Edizioni di Storia

e Letteratura.

18. “David Hume,” in Histoire de la philosophie, Editions du Seuil, forthcoming.

19. “Hume’s Theory of Ideas,” Oxford Handbook of David Hume, forthcoming.

II. Not peer reviewed

1. “Time and Change in Kant and MacTaggart,” 179-188, Graduate  Faculty  Journal,

Spr. 1993.

2. “Kant and the Imposition of Time and Space,” Graduate Faculty Journal, Spr. 1996.


1. “Paul Guyer’s Kant and the Claims of  Knowledge. Graduate  Faculty Journal, 13:1,


2. “The Cambridge Companion to Locke, ed. by Vere Chappell, and Locke’s Philosophy, ed. by  G.A.J. Rogers,” in Philosophical Quarterly, 1995.

3. “Marcia Baron’s Kant’s Ethics Almost Without Apologies,”  Times Literary

       Supplement Spr. 1997.

4. “ Andrew Brook’s Kant and  the Mind,Kantian Review, 1999.

5. “ Eric Watkins’ Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality,” Times Literary Supplement,

Fall 2005.

6. “Henry Allison, Custom and Reason in Hume.  A Kantian Reading of the First Book of

     the Treatise,” in Mind, Spring 2011.


1. French: “Actuality in Hegel’s Logic,” by Béatrice Longuenesse.  Graduate Faculty

Journal 13:1,  1988.

2. German: “Sensitivity for Nature,” by Manfred Riedel.  Address in Critique of

Judgment conference, New School for Social Research, 1990.


1. “The Cartesian Nightmare Come True,” Hume Society Colloquium (Nantes, France), (1992)

2. “Kant on the Possibility of Thought,”

—Yale University philosophy colloquium (1994)

—University of Illinois, Urbana, philosophy colloquium (1995)

—University of Illinois, Chicago, philosophy colloquium (1995)

3. “Taking Vivacity for Real: Psychological Foundations of Hume’s Psychologism,”

—Stanford University,  job interview (1994)

—Einstein Forum (Potsdam), speaker series (1995)

—University of Hamburg, speaker series (1996)

—Humboldt University (Berlin) (1996)

—University of Pittsburgh, philosophy colloquium (1998)

4. “The Point of Hume’s Skepticism with Regard to Reason: The Primacy of Affect,”

invited paper for the Hume Society, Pacific APA (1998)

5. “Comments on Lanier Anderson’s “Neo-Kantianism, Normativity and Psychology”

APA Pacific Division, 1999.

6. “A Kantian Refutation of Berkeley’s Idealism,” Colloquium Series, Metro College,

Denver, April, 2001; Central European University, Budapest Hungary, November

2001, CUNY Graduate Center 2005, Trinity College Dublin, 2008.

7. “Comments on Michael Ayers’s talk on perception,” Perception Conference, Humboldt

University, Berlin, October 2001.

8. “Perception and Experience: Locke’s Solution to the Molyneux Problem,” Collegium

Philosophicum, Humboldt University, Berlin, January 23, 2002.  University of

Utrecht, Netherlands, March 14, 2007

9. “Kant’s Humean Solution to Hume’s Problem,” Conference of the Princeton Group in

the History of Modern Philosophy, Princeton University, May 7 – 9, 2004

10. “Hume’s Subjectivization of the Self: Personal Identity as Affective Continuity,” for

conference on personal identity, NYU, December 2004.

11. “La refutation kantienne de l’idealism de Berkeley,”March 17 2005 at Université

Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand.

12. “Apperception and the Individuality of Space and Time,” Seminar on Mind and

Language at NYU, April 11, 2006; New England Colloquium in Early Modern

Philosophy, Harvard University, April 2 – 4, 2006.

13. “Peut-on échapper de façon kantienne au dilemme humien de l’identité personnelle?”,

Hume conference at University of Grenoble, March, 2008

14. “Hume’s Quandary concerning Personal Identity,” Victory University November

2007, Waikato University July 2009

15. “Unknown Apperceptions: The Two Neglected Pre-categorial Roles of Kant’s Most

Fundamental Notion,” Victoria University February 2009, Auckland University

May 2009, Otago University August 2009


—DAAD fellow, Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 1985-86

—Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung fellow, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, 1995-96, fall 1997; Humboldt-Universität, fall 2001.

—Member of PNEUMA group, 2010-


Asst Prof of Philosophy at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (1987-94):

1. Colloquium director in charge of organizing guest talks: 1987 – 1992

2. Conceived and organized a conference on the Critique of Judgment commemorating the 200th anniversary of its publication

3. Involved in two faculty hires

4. Member of sever MA thesis committees (the PhD was only restored in 1990 and no one had reached the point of constituting a committee before my departure in 1994)

5. Member of a university tenure grievance committee that met regularly for more than six months

6. Member of the university committee charged to find a new dean

Asst Prof of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder (1996-2000):

1. De facto director of the only PhD thesis on modern philosophy during my years with the department (de facto only because the official thesis director had to be tenured)

2. Member of a search committee; led interviews of candidates at the Eastern APA

3. Member of the graduate admissions committee

4. Member of the university planning committee

5. Conducted reading groups on Kant and Wittgenstein

6. Directed several UG independent studies



Introduction to Philosophy (2009)

Medieval and Rationalist Philosophy (lower division), 1987

Appearance and Reality (freshman sem.): Plato, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume; 1987

Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, 1988, 1997

Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, 1989

British Empiricism, 1990

Analytic Philosophy of Language, 1992

Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, 1994, 2009

Introduction to Modern Philosophy for non-majors, 1996

Introduction to Modern Philosophy for majors, 1995, 1996, 1998-2000, 2005

Kant, 1997, 1999, 2004

Introduction to Philosophy 2010

Philosophical Anthropology 2008, 2009

Kant and Hegel 2009

Epistemology 2010


Hume, Theory of Understanding, 1987,1990,1993, 1998

Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature 2010

Leibniz, metaphysical writings (except New Essays), 1987, 1993

Frege, writings prior to Basic Laws of Arithmetic, 1988

Freedom and the Supersensible in Kant’s Critical Philosophy, 1988

The Ethics of Spinoza, 1988, 1996

Analytic Philosophy of Time: recent journal articles, 1988

Wittgenstein, early writings through Tractatus, 1989, 1994

Consciousness in early modern philosophy, 1989

Descartes, 1989, 1991, 1996

Wittgenstein, Philosophical Remarks, 1989

The Essays of Locke and Leibniz, 1990

Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 1989, 2000

Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Analytic) 1991, 1993, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2009

Wittgenstein, post-1945 writings on psychological concepts

Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Dialectic), 1991, 1994, 1998

Philosophy of Fichte, 1992

Philosophy of Locke, 1992, 2000

Topics in Analytic Philosophy: Responses to Kripkenstein, 1993