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 James Kreines








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Department of Philosophy,
Claremont McKenna College

850 Columbia Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Office: Roberts North 211
(909) 607-6845





June 2015.
Link to Oxford University Press
Link to Amazon
Information about the book and a recent symposium on the book at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

Co-Edited Book

Hegel, Philosophy, History and Modernity. Under contract with Cambridge University Press, expected 2016. Edited by James Kreines and Rachel Zuckert. Essays dedicated to Robert Pippin, by Amy Allen, Karl Ameriks, Jay Bernstein , Axel Honneth, Rolf Peter Horstmann, Jonathan Lear, John McDowell, Christoph Menke, Terry Pinkard, Paul Redding, Sally Sedgwick, Ludwig Siep, Robert Stern, and Slavoj Žižek.


The Idea and the Absolute Idea in Hegel's Science of Logic. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Hegel.

Kant and Hegel on Teleology and Life from the Perspective of Debates about Free Will, HTML or PDF, 2013 in The Freedom of Life, edited by Thomas Khurana, a third volume in the Freiheit und Gesetz series.

"Learning From Hegel What Philosophy is All About: For the Metaphysics of Reason; Against the Priority of Meaning" HTML or PDF, ,Verifiche - Rivista di Scienze Umane 2012

Kant on the Laws of Nature and the Limitations of our Knowledge. European Journal of Philosophy 2009 17 (4):527-558. Free final Draft.

Hegel: Metaphysics without Pre-Critical Monism. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 57/58 2008 pp. 48-70.  HTML or PDF

The Logic of Life: Hegel’s Philosophical Defense of Teleological Explanation in Biology. The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, edited by F. Beiser. 2008. Free final draft.

Between The Bounds of Experience and Divine Intuition: Kant’s Epistemic Limits and Hegel’s Ambitions.  Inquiry 50:3 2007 306 - 334. Free final draft.

Hegel’s Metaphysics: Changing the Debate. Philosophy Compass. 1:5 (2006): 466-480. Free final draft.

The Inexplicability of Kant's Naturzweck: Kant on Teleology, Explanation and Biology. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 87:3 (2005): 270-311. Free final draft.

Hegel’s Critique of Pure Mechanism and the Philosophical Appeal of the Logic Project. European Journal of Philosophy 12:1 (2004): 38-74. Free final draft. (Note: this paper is being superseded by a new treatment of the same material in the book; feel free to email to check if the new treatment is currently stable enough to solicit comments.)

Work in Progress

Reply to Knappik and Stern on Reason in the World. For the Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, 2016.

"Unmanifest Reality: On Allais on the Metaphysics of Grounding by Things in Themselves". For the European Journal of Philosophy, 2016. 

“The New Kant: Arguing Against Rationalist Readings.”

“What We Cannot Know, and our Rational but Unquenchable Desire to Know It: Things in Themselves from the Perspective of Kant’s Transcendental Dialectic”

“Kant’s Restrictive Inflationism: The Laws of Nature and the Critical Philosophy”


Upcoming: Author meets critics on my Reason in the World. Central APA, March 2016.

"The Dialectic of Kant and Hegel"

  • Universität Tübingen, June 2015.

  • University of California, Riverside, March 2015.

“The New Kant: Arguing Against Rationalist Readings.”

  • Seminar discussion, Universität Tübingen, June 2015.

  • Seminar discussion, Humboldt University, Berlin, November, 2014.

Buchsymposium am Lehrstuhl für Klassische Deutsche Philosophie, Humboldt Universität, November 11, 2014
James Kreines, "Reason in the World. Hegel's Metaphysics and its Philosophical Appeal" 
Precis, and responses to papers on the book by Robert Stern, Sheffield University, and Franz Knappik, Humboldt University

Hegel’s Metaphysical Project: Neither Scientifically Outdated, Nor Vulnerable to Antirealist Critiques“. Tuesday, October 28th, at the University of Padua.

Author-Meets-Critics: Christopher Yeomans, Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency
9:00-Noon, Thurs Mar 28, 2013, Pacific APA
Critics: James Kreines (Claremont McKenna College) and Michael Quante (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

Hegel on Holism, the Insubstantiality of Lawful Nature, and Dialectical Metaphysics. Università degli Studi di Padova Scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia. May 2011.

My paper on Redding: Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought; Pacific APA, Vancouver, April 2009. Also see: Redding's response to Brandom and Kreines.

"Kant on the Laws of Nature and the Limitations of our Knowledge." Abstract. Presented at the Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society, UCLA.

"Hegel: Metaphysics without Pre-Critical Monism." Presented at the Hegel Society of Great Britain conference, St Edmund's Hall, Oxford: Hegel and the Phenomenology of Spirit. Sept 2007.