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 James Kreines

Department of Philosophy,
Claremont McKenna College

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



Curriculum Vitae

Claremont McKenna College. 2007-present. Currently Associate Professor.

Yale University. 2001- 2007. Assistant Professor.


Post-Kantian European Philosophy and Kant


Metaphysics, Early Modern and Ancient Philosophy


University of Chicago. PhD. 2001.

Princeton University. B.A. 1986-1990.        



Reason in the World: Hegel's Metaphysics and its Philosophical Appeal

Accepted for publication with Oxford University Press. For more information click here.


"Kant and Hegel on Teleology and Life from the Perspective of Debates about Free Will" The Freedom of Life, Freiheit und Gesetz III, ed. Thomas Khurana. 2013.

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

“Kant on the Laws of Nature and the Limitation of our Knowledge.” European Journal of Philosophy. (2009)

“Hegel: Metaphysics without Pre-Critical Monism.” Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. (2008): 48-70.

“The Logic of Life: Hegel’s Philosophical Defense of Teleological Explanation in Biology.” The Cambridge Companion to Hegel, second edition, edited by F. Beiser. (2008): 344-377.

“Between The Bounds of Experience and Divine Intuition: Kant’s Epistemic Limits and Hegel’s Ambitions.” Inquiry 50:3 (2007): 306-334.

"Hegel’s Metaphysics: Changing the Debate.” Philosophy Compass. 1:5 (2006): 466-480.

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

“Hegel’s Critique of Pure Mechanism and the Philosophical Appeal of the Logic Project.” European Journal of Philosophy 12:1 (2004): 38-74.

Articles in Progress

“Unquenchable Desire and the Unknowability of Things in Themselves: A Path Through the Minefield.”

“Reason in the World: Kant, Jacobi, and the Justification for Hegel’s Project” In progress.

Book Reviews

Ludwig Siep. Der Weg der Phänomenologie des Geistes. Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus / International Yearbook of German Idealism. Volume 2, 2004, pp. 366–373, 8 pages.

Dieter Henrich. Between Kant and Hegel: Lectures on German Idealism. The Philosophical Review 115:1 2005, 112-115, 4 pages.


Hegel on the Laws of Nature and the Metaphysics of Reason in the World. Università degli Studi di Padova Scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia. Lunedì 16 maggio 2011, h. 15. 30 – il Prof. James Kreines.

Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought. Author (Redding) meets critics (Brandom and Kreines) at the 2009 Pacific APA.

“Kant on the Laws of Nature and the Limitations of our Knowledge.” Presented at the Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society, UCLA, 2007.

“Hegel: Metaphysics without Pre-Critical Monism.” Hegel Society of Great Britain conference on the Phenomenology, commemorating 200 years since first publication. St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 2007.

“Between Human Experience and Divine Intuition: Hegel’s Response to Kant’s Limitation of Our Knowledge”

·         Cornell University, 2006

·         Central APA 2006.

·         Claremont McKenna College, 2007

·         University of California, Irvine 2007

·         University of Kansas, 2007

“The Philosophical Appeal of Hegel’s Metaphysical Idealism” Pacific APA 2005.

“Hegel’s Metaphysics and His Response to Kant” Central APA 2005.

“The Problem of Action in Hegel’s Logic: Hegel’s Argument Against Deflationary Anti-Dualism in Philosophy of Mind and Action.”

·         University of Toronto, February 2003

·         Symposium paper at Pacific APA 2004. Commentators: Allen Wood and Willem deVries.

“Accounting for the Inexplicability of the Naturzweck: Kant on Teleology, Biology and Explanation.” North American Kant Society Group Meeting. Pacific APA 2003.  

“Hegel’s Critique of Pure Mechanism.” German Idealism Society Group Meeting, Pacific APA 2003.

Comment on “Hegel’s Account of Conscience.” American Catholic Philosophical Association, November 2002.

“Know Thyself: Hegel’s Theory of Spirit” University of Chicago, April 2002.

“Hegel's Approach to Mind and Action.”

·         Yale University, February 2001

·         University of California at Riverside, January 2001.

·         Rice University, January 2001

·         California State University, Los Angeles, February 2001.

“Heidegger and Hegel on Historicity and Truth: Does History Matter to Philosophy, and If So, Why?” (Why Neither Hegel nor Heidegger Accept Relativist Historicism). Comment paper at invited session, Pacific APA 1995.


2009-10: American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship

2004-5: Morse Fellowship in the Humanities, Yale University

2000-01: Ames Fund, Department of Philosophy Fellowship, University of Chicago

1996: Fundamentals Exam passed “with distinction,” Committee on Social Thought

1996-98: Bradely Foundation Fellowship, University of Chicago

1992-96: Earheart Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies, University of Chicago