Ph.D. Universität 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
Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
September 15th, 4 pm
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"
September 29th, 4 pm
October 12th, 4 pm
Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"
October 13th, 11 am
October 25th, 5 pm
Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
November 10th, 10:30 am
Karmen MacKendrick, LeMoyne Collge
"Ancient Mysticisms, New Materialism, and Strange Entanglements"
November 10th, 4:30 pm
Cynthia Willett, Emory University
"Affect Attunement: Interspecies Ethics"
November 17th, 4:45 pm
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