I work mainly in the areas of Kantian and Hegelian philosophy and the tradition of continental idealism more generally. In particular I'm interested in the relationship of this tradition to the later movements of analytic philosophy and pragmatism, and in issues in idealist logic, philosophical psychology and philosophy of religion. I am a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a past president of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.
I am the author of Hegel's Hermeneutics (Cornell University Press, 1996), The Logic of Affect (Cornell University Press, 1999), Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Continental Idealism: Leibniz to Nietzsche (Routledge, 2009) and Thoughts, Deeds, Words and World: Hegel's Idealist Response to the Linguistic "Metacritical Invasion" (Davies Group Publishing, 2016). Together with Paolo Diego Bubbio I co-edited Religion after Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012). My current project is on a book on Hegel's idealism considered as a variety of modalist actualism.
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