‘Kant and Hutcheson on the Psychology of Moral Motivation’
Problems of Reason: Kant in Context. Edited by Antonino Falduto. Kant-Studien Ergänzungshefte. De Gruyter. *under review
Argues against a widespread view in the literature that Kant’s theory of moral motivation has important features in common with Hume’s. Instead, I propose that Francis Hutcheson is the more appropriate influence in this regard, but that the differences between their views are more important than their similarities.
‘Moral Philosophy from Wolff to Kant’
The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century. Edited by Corey W. Dyck. Oxford University Press.
Provides an overview of major themes and figures in German language moral philosophy from Wolff and Kant, covering authors such as C.A. Crusius, G.F. Meier, Christian Garve, C. F. Gellert, and J.G. Sulzer.
‘Moral Necessity and (Im)Possibility from Leibniz to Kant’
Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas. Special issue in celebration of Kant’s 300th birthday.
Sketches the way in which Wolff, Baumgarten, Crusius, Meier, and Kant understood obligation and moral (im)permissibility in decidedly modal terms, namely in terms of moral necessity, moral possibility, and moral impossibility.
‘Locke and Popular Philosophy: Feder, Tittel, and the rejection of a priori Cognition’
Rethinking Enlightenment: The Reception of John Locke in Germany. Invited contribution to a conference and planned edited volume organized/edited by Thomas Ahnert, Lore Knapp, and Konstantin Pollok.
‘Rehberg’s Moral Theory’
August Wilhelm Rehberg (1757–1836): Enlightenment Between Critique and Tradition. Invited contribution to a conference and planned edited volume organized/edited by Gabriel Rivero and Stefan Klingner.
Sketches A.W. Rehberg’s moral philosophy, as presented in his 1787 Ueber das Verhältniß der Metaphysik zu der Religion (On the Relation of Metaphysics to Religion), and which he lays out by heavily engaging with Kant’s moral philosophy.