Current Research:

I am writing a book, tentatively titled Felt Truth, about Hegel’s concept of experience in his Phenomenology of Spirit, specifically as it is developed in the Spirit-chapter.  I am interested in how experience works in social contexts, what experience contributes to historical learning processes in the second half of the Phenomenology, and when experience depends on socially situated standpoints.  I am also exploring the uses of Hegel’s concept of experience for feminist standpoint theory. 

I have two further projects:

  • A volume on the filmmaker Chantal Akerman for the series Philosophical Filmmakers, under contract with Bloomsbury
  • A volume on Hegel’s conception of the family, commissioned for Hegel Elements as part of Cambridge Elements 

Selected Publications:


Hegel on Second Nature in Ethical LifeCambridge University Press, 2017

Book panel with responses by Dean Moyar and Mark Alznauer published in the SGIR Review; Reviews in the European Journal of Philosophy and in the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology


“American Idealists: Redrawing the Social Order,” forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of American and British Women Philosophers in the Nineteenth Century (ed. Lydia Moland and Alison Stone) [pdf]

“No Utopia: Hegel on the Gendered Division of Labor,” in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right: Critical Perspectives on Freedom and History, ed. Dean Moyar, Kate Padgett Walsh, and Sebastian Rand (Routledge: 2022) [pdf]

“Hegel and Plato on How to Become Good” (with Oksana Maksymchuk), special issue of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy on Post-Kantian Practical Philosophy (ed. James Clarke and Gabriel Gottlieb) [pdf]

“Hegel’s Circles: Self-Surprise in the Subjective Logic,” special issue of the Hegel Bulletin on Hegel and Teleology (ed. James Kreines and Edgar Maraguat) [pdf]

“Hegel’s Real Habits,” European Journal of Philosophy 27:4 (December 2019), 882 – 897, Early View: 10.1111/ejop.12451 [pdf]

“Human Beings as Ends-In-Themselves in Hegel’s Philosophy of History,” Review of Metaphysics 73 (December 2019), 227 – 254 [pdf]

“Hegel on Passion in History,” International Yearbook of German Idealism: Psychology, ed. Dina Emundts and Sally Sedgwick, 15 (December 2019), 143 – 166 [pdf]

“Hegel’s Anthropology,” in Oxford Handbook of Hegel, ed. Dean Moyar (Oxford University Press: 2017) [pdf]

Book Reviews:

Review of Dean Moyar’s Hegel’s Value, Journal of Philosophy (2022), 162–166 [pdf]

“Lived Freedom in Critical Theory: On Todd Hedrick’s Reconciliation and Reification”, European Journal of Philosophy 28:2 (June 2020), 518-523 [pdf]

 Review of Rahel Jaeggi’s Critique of Forms of Life, Mind 129:513 (January 2020), 283 – 290, Early View: [pdf]

Review of Allen Wood’s The Free Development of Each, European Journal of Philosophy 25:4 (2017) [pdf]

Papers in Progress:

“Erotic Desire in Hegel’s Phenomenology,” for Hegel on Nature in Politics (ed. Thimo Heisenberg and Gal Katz)

“Zur Endlosen Wiederholung der Hausarbeit bei Beauvoir, Federici, und Akerman” for Zeiten der Alltäglichkeit (ed. Jonas Cantarella, Dina Emundts, and Michael Gamper) 

“Hegel’s Answer to the ‘Academy’ Question: Is it Permissible to Deceive a People?”

“Hegel on Transformative Experiences”

“The Radical Difficulty of Standpoint Theory”