Daniel Breazeale

  • Professor
  • Philosophy
1401 Patterson Office Tower, On Leave 2018-19
Research Interests:

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


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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