publications

book

about the book:

Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory is the first volume to present a comprehensive philosophical theory that brings together all of Kant’s practical philosophy — found across his works on ethics, justice, anthropology, history, and religion — and provide a critique of emotionally healthy and morally permissible sexual, loving, gendered being. By rethinking Kant’s work on human nature and making space for sex, love, and gender within his moral accounts of freedom, the book shows how, despite his austere and even anti-sex, cisist, sexist, and heterosexist reputation, Kant’s writings on happiness and virtue (Part I) and right (Part II) in fact yield fertile philosophical ground on which we can explore specific contemporary issues such as abortion, sexual orientation, sexual or gendered identity, marriage, trade in sexual services, and sex- or gender-based oppression. Indeed, Kant’s philosophy provides us with resources to appreciate and value the diversity of human ways of loving and the existential importance of our embodied, social selves. Structured on a thematic basis, with introductions to assist those new to Kant’s philosophy, this book will be a valuable resource for anyone who cares about these issues and wants to make sense of them.

reviews:

  • Charlotte Sabourin for Kantian Review, Vol. 26(1):176-181.
  • Janelle DeWitt, Carol Hay, and Jennifer Lockhart for SGIR Review, 2021, Vol. 4(1-2): 46-100.
  • Melissa Seymour Fahmy for Mind, 2021 (fzab066)
  • Evangelina Papadeki for Contextos Kantianos, No. 14, Dec. 2021
  • J. A. Kegley for Choice Review, 2021 (59):3, review no. 59-0712.
  • Macarena Marey for Studi Kantiani (forthcoming)

articles

review essays, introductory pieces, commentaries

  • (forthcoming). “Barbara Herman’s The Moral Habitat” — review. Philosophical Review.
  • (forthcoming). “Asha Bhandary’s Freedom to Care–A Kantian Care Engagement.” Dialogue Canadian Philosophical Review.
  • (2015). “Immanuel Kant – frihetens politiske filosofi”/“Immanuel Kant – Justice as Freedom.” The Norwegian version (“Immanuel Kant – frihetens politiske filosofi”) appears in Politisk filosofi. Fra Platon til Hannah Arendt,ed. Jørgen Pedersen, Pax Forlag, pp. 472-98. (Norwegian anthology of essays on central figures in the history of political philosophy.) The English version (“Immanuel Kant – Justice as Freedom”) is published in Philosophie de la justice/Philosophy of Justice, Vol. 12 in the series Contemporary Philosophy, ed. Guttorm Fløistad, Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer, pp. 213-37.
  • (2015). “John Locke – anarkistisk libertarianisme”/“John Locke – Libertarian Anarchism.” The Norwegian version appears in Politisk filosofi. Fra Platon til Hannah Arendt,ed. Jørgen Pedersen, Pax Forlag, pp. 370-93. (Norwegian anthology of essays on central figures in the history of political philosophy.) The English version (“John Locke – Libertarian Anarchism”) is published in Philosophie de la justice/Philosophy of Justice, Vol. 12 in the series Contemporary Philosophy, ed. Guttorm Fløistad, Springer: the Netherlands, pp. 157-76.
  • (2014). “Patriotism, Poverty, and Global Justice—A Kantian Engagement with Pauline Kleingeld’s Kant and Cosmopolitanism,” Kantian Review, Vol. 10(2): 251-266.
  • (2011). “Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice – Some Kantian Rejoinders.” Social Philosophy Today, Vol. 27: 217-32.
  • (2011). “Coercion and the State.” A review of Sharon Byrd and Joachin Hruschka’s “Kant’s Doctrine of Right: A CommentaryJurisprudence, Vol. 2(2): 547-559.
  • (2010). (G. A. Cohen’s) “Rescuing Justice and Equality – A Critical Engagement.Social Philosophy Today, Vol. 26: 175 – 189.
  • (2009). Critical Commentary on Ann Cudd’s Analyzing Oppression, OUP 2006. Contribution to web-based symposium on the web forum Symposia on Gender, Race, and Philosophy (SGRP), Volume 5(1). Web forum organized by Bob Gooding-Williams (Northwestern), Sally Haslanger (MIT), Ishani Maitra (Rutgers), Ron Sundstrom (USF), and Cynthia Willett (Emory).

encyclopedia entries

public philosophy

reviews