Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Universit├Ąt Marburg, Germany, 1987
M.A. Duquesne University, 1975
B.A. The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1973

Harriman Hall 256
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570

Areas of Specialization

Kant, History of Modern Philosophy

Areas of Competence

Ethics, Metaphysics, Political Philosophy, Logic

Apart from Stony Brook, Professor Edwards has taught at Villanova University and Miami University. He is the Stony Brook Director of the Transatlantic Collegium of Philosophy. Edwards' areas of concentration are in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the history of modern philosophy. His work has focused on Kant's relations to the history of modern science, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. He has written numerous articles, chapters, papers, and book reviews on these themes. The University of California Press has published his study on Kant's theory of knowledge and natural philosophy (Substance, Force, and the Possibility of Knowledge). Edwards has translated Dieter Henrich's Identity and Objectivity for Harvard University Press. He is the co-translator of Kant's first book, the Essay on Living Forces, which is being published by Cambridge University Press in its new edition of Kant's works in English. Edwards' current research centers on themes in modern moral philosophy. He is now finishing a book-Autonomy, Right, and Anthropology-that investigates problems of Kant's practical philosophy in connection with the history of modern ethics and natural-law theories.

Publications in 2014

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Events

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"



September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"



October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"


Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"



October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"




Department of Philosophy      Harriman Hall 213, Stony Brook, NY 11794     Phone: (631) 632-7570
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