My book, Hegel on Second Nature in Ethical Life (Cambridge University Press, 2017) presents a notion of habit that explains why it occupies a central place in Hegel’s practical philosophy and how it can coexist with reflection at various levels, ranging from cultural participation, social criticism, to philosophical comprehension. The author-meets-critics session from the Eastern APA in January 2019, with responses by Dean Moyar and Mark Alznauer, is published in the SGIR Review.
I am currently at work on a project about social experience based on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. I am interested in what role experience (Erfahrung) plays in the second half of the book and how it is transformed once spirit becomes both the subject and object of experience. I am also exploring connections between Hegel’s conception of social experience and those found in critical theory’s interest in historical learning processes, and feminist epistemology’s interest in situated standpoints.
“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]
Lived Freedom in Critical Theory: On Todd Hedrick’s Reconciliation and Reification, forthcoming in European Journal of Philosophy [pdf]
Review of Allen Wood’s The Free Development of Each, European Journal of Philosophy 25:4 (2017) [pdf]
Papers in Progress:
“Self-Surprise in Hegel’s Subjective Logic”
“Hegel’s Critique of (Public) Opinion”
“Hegelian Erotic Desire”
“Hegel and Plato on How to Become Good” (with Oksana Maksymchuk), commissioned for a special issue of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy on Post-Kantian Practical Philosophy
Chapter on women’s contributions to American Idealism, commissioned for the Oxford Handbook of American and British Women Philosophers in the Nineteenth Century (ed. Lydia Moland and Alison Stone)