College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Theodore Kinnaman

Theodore Kinnaman

Theodore Kinnaman

Associate Professor

Chair, Philosophy

Concentration Head, Interdisciplinary Studies

Modern philosophy, ethics

Professor Kinnaman received his B.A from Carleton College and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include early modern philosophy, especially Kant and British Empiricism, and issues related to normativity.



Selected Publications

“The Task of the Critique of Judgment: Why Kant Needs a Transcendental Deduction of the Principle of the Purposiveness of Nature,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly LXXV, No. 2 (Spring 2001), 243 - 269.

 “Problems in Kant’s Vindication of Pure Reason,” Journal of the History of Philosophy XXXIX, No. 4 (October 2001), 559 - 580.

 “Symbolism and Cognition in General in Kant’s ‘Critique of Judgment’,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 82, No. 3 (2000), 266 - 96.