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Thomas Teufel
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College|Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Kant
  • 18th Century Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Biology

Courses Recently Taught

  • Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment (Fall 2014)
  • Kant's Critique of Judgement (Fall 2010)

Representative Publications

“‘Much that is Unnameable’ in Nature and in Art: Kant’s Doctrine of Aesthetic Ideas.” In V. Waibel (ed.),Freedom and Nature. Proceedings of the XII International Kant Congress. DeGruyter (forthcoming).
“Kant’s Transcendental Principle of Purposiveness and the Maxim of the Lawfulness of Empirical Laws.” In: M. Massimi, A. Breitenbach (eds.), Kant and the Laws of Nature. Cambridge University Press (2016): 108-127. 
“Hannah Ginsborg: The Normativity of Nature.” Internationales Jahrbuch des deutschen Idealismus, vol. 11 (2016): 339-343.

"The Impossibility of a ‘Newton of the Blade of Grass’ in Kant’s Teleology.” In J. Smith, O. Nachtomy (eds.), The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press (2013): 47-61.

"What does Kant mean by 'Power of Judgment' in his Critique of the Power of Judgment?" Kantian Review, vol. 17.2 (2012): 297-326.

"Wholes that Cause their Parts: Organic Self-Reproduction and the Reality of Biological Teleology." Studies inHistory and Philosophy of Science, Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 42 (2011): 252-260.

"What is the Problem of Teleology in Kant's Critique of the Teleological Power of Judgment?" SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 12.2 (2011): 198-236.

"Kant's Non-Teleological Conception of Purposiveness." Kant-Studien, vol. 102.2 (2011): 232-252.

"Kant's Sensationist Conception of Particularity in the Critique of the (Reflecting) Power of Judgment." Kant Studies Online, vol. 1.3 (2011): 1-51.