Owen Ware



Assistant Professor



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  • PhD, University of Toronto (2010)

Research Interests:

19th Century Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, German Idealism, Kant


Edited Books:

  • Fichte’s System of Ethics: A Critical Guide, co-edited with Stefano Bacin. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.


  • “The Concept of Persons in Kant and Fichte.” In Antonia LoLordo (ed.), Persons: A History, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Is Fichte’s Ethics an Empty Formalism?” In Gabriel Gottlieb and David James (eds.), Practical Philosophy from Kant to Hegel: Freedom, Right and Revolution, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Fichte’s Justification of Morality.” In Steven Hoeltzel (ed.), Palgrave Fichte Handbook, Palgrave, forthcoming.
  • “Fichte’s Normative Ethics: Deontological or Teleological?” Mind, forthcoming.
  • “Fichte on Conscience.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 95 (2017): 376-394.
  • “Kant’s Deductions of Morality and Freedom.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 (2017): 116-147.
  • “Skepticism in Kant’s Groundwork.” European Journal of Philosophy 24 (2016): 375-396.
  • “Agency and Evil in Fichte’s Ethics.” Philosophers’ Imprint 15 (2015): 1-21.
  • “Accessing the Moral Law through Feeling.” Kantian Review 20 (2015): 301-311.
  • “Kant on Moral Sensibility and Moral Motivation.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (2014): 727-746. (Selected for the 2014 Philosopher’s Annual)
  • “Consciousness and Personal Identity” (with Donald C. Ainslie). In Aaron Garrett (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy, Routledge (2014): 245-264.
  • “Forgiveness and Respect for Persons.” American Philosophical Quarterly 51 (2014): 247-260.
  • “Rethinking Kant’s Fact of Reason.” Philosophers’ Imprint 14 (2014): 1-21.
  • “Fichte’s Voluntarism.” European Journal of Philosophy 18 (2010): 262-282.
  • “The Duty of Self-Knowledge.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (2009): 671-698.


  • Review of Sittliches Bewusstsein und kategorischer Imperativ in Kants ‘Grundlegung’: Ein Kommentar zum dritten Abschnitt, by H. Puls – Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (2017): 355-356.
  • Review of Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations, by T. Hill – British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (2013): 1005-1008.
  • Review of Kant and Education: Interpretations and Commentary, by K. Roth and C. W. Surprenant (eds) – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2012.03.19).


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