Daniel Breazeale

  • Professor
  • Philosophy
1401 Patterson Office Tower, On Leave 2016-17
859-257-4376
Research Interests:
Education

B.A., Philosophy, Austin Collegem 1866 Ph.D. Yale University, 1971

Research

Professor Daniel Breazeale has been at the University of Kentucky since 1971. He specializes in German philosophy from Kant to Nietzsche, with a research focus on post-Kantian idealism and the philosophy of J. G. Fichte. Other interests include existentialism, skepticism, and social and political philosophy.  

Selected Publications: 
  • Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered, ed. with Tom Rockmore (SUNY Press, 2016)
  • Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Fichte's Vocation of Man: New Critical and Interpretive Essays, ed. with Tom Rockmore (Suny, 2013)
  • New Essays on Fichte's Later Jena Wissenschaftslehre, ed., with Tom Rockmore (Northwestern University Press, 2002).
  • New Essays on Fichte's Grundlage der gesamten Wissenschaftslehre, ed., with Tom Rockmore (Humanity Books, 2001).
  • "Reinhold über Maimon über den Gebrauch der Fikzionen in der Philosophie" in Die Philosophie Karl Leonhard Reinholds (Rodopi, 2003).
  • “Two Cheers for Post-Kantianism.” Inquiry 46 (2003).
  • "'Der Satz der Bestimmbarkeit: Fichte’s Appropriation and Transformation of Maimon’s Principle of Synthetic Thinking." Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus/International Yearbook of German Idealism 1 (2003).
  • "What is a 'Pragmatic History of the Human Mind'? Some Methodological Remarks on Fichte's Jena Project," in Fichte: Crença, imaginaçãi e temporalidade (Campos das Letras 2002).
  • "Fichte's Philosophical Fictions," in New Essays on Fichte's Later Jena Wissenschaftslehre (Northwestern University Press, 2002).
  • "Fichte's Conception of Philosophy as a 'Pragmatic History of the Human Mind' and the Contributions of Kant, Platner, and Maimon," Journal of the History of Ideas 62 (2001).
  • "Philosophy for Beginners: A Comparative Reading of Fichte's Crystal Clear Public Report and Schelling's Lectures on the Method of University Study, in Schelling zwischen Fichte und Hegel (Grüner, 2000).
  • "The Spirit of the Wissenschaftslehre," in The Reception of Kant's Critical Philosophy: Fichte, Schelling and Hegel (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • "Nietzsche, Critical History, and 'das Pathos der Richtertum,'" Revue Internationale de Philosophie 54 (2000).
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