Kant, Hume, modern philosophy.
Professor Kinnaman received his B.A from Carleton College and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His graduate education also included one year each at the universities of Bonn and Konstanz in Germany, the latter as a Fulbright Fellow. His research interests include early modern philosophy, especially Kant and British Empiricism, and issues related to normativity.
Prof. Kinnaman is happy to help students interested in doing independent work in epistemology or moral theory, as well as on Kant or other figures in early modern philosophy.
“The Task of the Critique of Judgment: Why Kant Needs a Transcendental Deduction of the Principle of the Purposiveness of Nature,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly LXXV, No. 2 (Spring 2001), 243 - 269.
“Problems in Kant’s Vindication of Pure Reason,” Journal of the History of Philosophy XXXIX, No. 4 (October 2001), 559 - 580.
“Symbolism and Cognition in General in Kant’s ‘Critique of Judgment’,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 82, No. 3 (2000), 266 - 96.
PHIL303: History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL640: History of Ethical Theory
PHIL682: Philosophical Figures: Kant
PHIL682: Philosophical Figures: Hume
BA Philosophy, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1985. PhD Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1995.