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Hoke Robinson

Professor Robinson (PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook) joined the department in 1981. He also received an MA from the University of Texas and studied at the University of Erlangen (Germany). His teaching areas are Kant, rationalism, and history of modern philosophy. His work has appeared in Kant-Studien, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Proceedings of the 5th International Kant Congress, and Journal of the History of Philosophy. He has been a Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Mainz and Freiburg (Germany) and is a past president of both the North American Kant Society and the Southwestern Philosophical Society. He was coordinator of the Eighth International Kant Congress.

Dr. Robinson serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Curriculum vitae


Selected Publications


"Empirical Intuitions, Schemata, and Concepts in Kant's Critical Epistemology," Proceedings of the 11th International Kant Congress, Pisa 2010 (forthcoming).

"Kant, Ginsborg, and Empirical Concepts," Southwest Philosophy Review (forthcoming).

"Langton and Traditionalism on Things in Themselves," Southwest Philosophy Review, 2002: 193-200.

"The Disappearing X," Proceedings of the 9th International Kant Congress (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2001), vol. 2: 418-28.

"Alles Folgen ist Erfolgen: Kantian Causation and the Schopenhauer Objection" in System der Philosophie? Festgabe für Hans-Dieter Klein (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2000): 175-86.

"Kant and the View from Within," presidential address, Southwest Philosophy Review, 2000: 1-10.

"Two Perspectives on Kant's Appearances and Things in Themselves," Journal of the History of Philosophy, 1994: 411-41.

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