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The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant’s Critique of Judgement. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Democratic Law. Seana Shiffrin’s 2017 Berkeley Tanner Lectures, with an introduction by Hannah Ginsborg and commentary by Richard Brooks, Niko Kolodny, and Anna Stilz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.


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“Kant on Aesthetic and Biological Purposiveness,” in Andrews Reath, Barbara Herman, and Christine Korsgaard (eds.), Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 329-360

“Lawfulness Without a Law: Kant on the Free Play of Imagination and Understanding,” Philosophical Topics 25 (1) (1997): 37-81

“Kant on the Subjectivity of Taste,” in Herman Parret (ed.), Kants Ästhetik/ Kant’s Aesthetics/ L’esthetique de Kant (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1998), 448-465

“Korsgaard on Choosing Nonmoral Ends,” Ethics 109 (1) (1998), 5-21

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“Thinking the Particular as Contained Under the Universal,” in Rebecca Kukla (ed.), Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant’s Critical Philosophy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 35-60. Preprint available here

“Aesthetic Judgment and Perceptual Normativity,” Inquiry 49 (5) (2006), 403-437. Preprint available here

“Kant’s Biological Teleology and its Philosophical Significance,” in Graham Bird (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Kant (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006). Preprint available here

“Empirical Concepts and the Content of Experience,” European Journal of Philosophy 14 (3) (2006), 349-372. Preprint available here

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“Why Must We Presuppose the Systematicity of Nature?” Forthcoming in Michela Massimi and Angela Breitenbach (eds.), Kant and Laws (Cambridge University Press).

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“Aesthetic Normativity and Knowing How to Go On.” Con-Textos Kantianos 12 (2020), 52-70

“Conceptualism and the Notion of a Concept.” In Christoph Demmerling and Dirk Schröder (eds.) Concepts in Thought, Action and Emotion (Routledge, 2021), 42-59.

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Review of Oughts and Thoughts, by Anandi Hattiangadi. Mind 119 (476) (2010), 1175-1186


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Post on Kit Warren’s Words I in the series “100 Philosophers, 100 Artworks, 100 Words,” on the blog Aesthetics for Birds, September 2016


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“Spontaneity Without Rationality: A Kantian Approach to Self-Consciousness and Perceptual Content.” To appear in a volume edited by Andrea Giananti.

“Putting Wittgenstein Back Into Kripkenstein: Rule-following Skepticism and Knowing How to Go On.” To appear in Claudine Verheggen, (ed.), Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language at 40 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

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