Indiana University Southeast

Professor Bryan Hall, Ph.D.

 

I am currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University Southeast where I have been a member of the faculty since 2006. For academic year 2010-2011, I was a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Bucharest in Romania. Before joining the faculty at IUS, I taught for a year at Virginia Tech as a Visiting Assistant Professor. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2005. In 2003-2004, I was a junior Fulbright scholar in Germany where I worked on my dissertation at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. My area of specialization is the History of Modern Philosophy, and in particular Kant. Below is a link to my book on Kant’s magnum opus, the Critique of Pure Reason (just click on the cover), which I wrote with two of my extremely talented undergraduate students at IUS. Next to the cover are some kind words about the book written by my former thesis advisor. On your left, you will find a link to my CV as well as a link to the prospectus of my newest project, The Post-Critical Kant. This book tries to make sense of Kant’s final, and even more magnum opus, the Opus postumum.

“There are now several first-rate secondary texts on Kant's first Critique available, including Gardner's Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason and Altman's Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. But Bryan Hall's The Arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is not only every bit as excellent as these other texts, it is unique. It is a secondary text that carefully, critically, and specifically addresses, step-by-step, the arguments that Kant uses in the Critique of Pure Reason, and I think that it will be most gratefully welcomed and constantly used by generations of undergraduate philosophers and beginning graduate student philosophers to come. This is a book not only written for undergraduate students of the Critique of Pure Reason, but also in part by them. The appendix, 'Advice for the Student Reader,' written by Hall's undergraduate co-authors, is particularly engaging and helpful. I will most certainly assign this book as required reading for all my Kant courses.”

 

-Robert Hanna, University of Colorado, Boulder