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Richard Aquila

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My Ph.D. is from Northwestern University. I joined the department in the Fall of 1974 after serving as Assistant Professor at Duke University from 1968. I am currently serving in a post-retirement position as interim co-head of the department.

Research Interests

Mostly on Kant's philosophy of mind and knowledge, Schopenhauer, and Sartre's theory of consciousness. Somewhat less focus on various themes in Descartes and Locke.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications and Presentations

  • "The Transcendental Idealisms of Kant and Sartre," in Sorin Baiasu (ed.), Comparing Kant and Sartre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 [forthcoming]).
  • (review) Wayne Waxman, Kant's Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind. (Oxford University Press), Philosophical Review (forthcoming, October 2015).
  • "Cartesian Consciousness and the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories," International Yearbook of German Idealism (2015, forthcoming).
  •  (presentation) "Thoughts Without Intuition are Blind," 2013 Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy, New York University, November 8, 2013.
  • The World as Will and Presentation, translation of Arthur Schopenhauer, Die Welt as Wille und Vorstellung, vol. 2 (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011; co-translated with David Carus).
  • The World as Will and Presentation, translation of Arthur Schopenhauer, Die Welt as Wille und Vorstellung, vol. 1 (Pearson Longman, 2008).

Current Additional Activity

  • Member, Advisory Board, North American Kant Society, 2000 - ongoing.
  • Co-editor, Kantian Review, 1997 - ongoing.
Richard Aquila

Contact Information

Richard Aquila
Professor Emeritus, Interim Co- Department Head
802 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480

Phone: 865-974-3255
Fax: 865-974-3509

Email: raquila@utk.edu