The number of undergraduate students, 2014-15 school year.
Ph.D., 1996, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Research Focus: "The Inner Structure of Kantian Epistemology." Thematic Abstract: An analysis of the epistemological core and essential argument structure of the Critique of Pure Reason — the cornerstone, foundation, and first major work of Immanuel Kant's critical philosophy — which delimits objective and determinate knowledge to the phenomenal sphere of sense perception. Review: See the manuscript review of this work by Arthur Melnick, Emeritus Professor and established Kant scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.*
Philosophical and Applied Ethics
“The Antinomy Structure of Kant’s Transcendental Dialectic.” Accepted for publication, but the revision and projected submission of this work is now part of a larger research project.
“The Historical Roots of Postmodernism.” An address given as part of a professional conference at the Chicago Hilton. Thesis: The core of “postmodernism” can be viewed as the third stage in a post-Kantian movement of thought that forms a connected narrative flowing from the critical work of Kant through Hegel and Nietzsche into the current intellectual climate.
The research — and the writing — that are deeply on my heart have been significantly delayed due to a protracted and ongoing battle with the effects of a previously undiagnosed case of chronic Lyme disease. See the accompanying letter for a brief summary of this battle.
Guest lecturer in ethics for two of the training and accreditation workshops that were part of the 2007 Illinois Society of Professional Engineers professional development conference in Springfield, Illinois. See the accompanying letter from the Executive Director.
See the course evaluations written in preceding semesters by members enrolled in the classes to which I have been appointed at the University of Illinois. The evaluative surveys administered in class at the end of each semester — through the University Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) — have corroborated these written comments.