Research Interests

I specialize in the history of German philosophy, with an emphasis on the eighteenth century. My recent research has focused on issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind in the period from Leibniz to Kant. I am the author of Kant and Rational Psychology (Oxford UP, 2014), have published articles in Journal of the History of PhilosophyKant-StudienBritish Journal for the History of PhilosophyPhilosophy CompassKantian Review, and Kant Yearbook, and am the co-translator (with Daniel O. Dahlstrom) of Moses Mendelssohn's Morning Hours: Lectures on God's Existence (Springer, 2011).

Currently, I am working on a monograph (entitled The First Fifty Years of German Metaphysics) that will consider the history of German philosophy beginning with the publication of Wolff's German Metaphysics in 1720. I regularly teach graduate courses on all aspects of Kant's philosophy, and on contemporary appropriations of Kant's thought (particularly in epistemology and philosophy of mind), and am interested in supervising graduate students who work in any area of the history of German thought (classical and contemporary). 

You can download my CV here.

You can read about some of my recent research in Halle here.

Academic Background

PhD Boston College (2006)

MA Catholic University of Leuven (2001) 
BA University of BC (1999)

AOS: Kant, History of German Philosophy
AOC: Early Modern Philosophy, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy