Professor Lenny Moss
PhD, Berkeley (Biochemistry); PhD, Northwestern (Philosophy)
Telephone: 01392 723279
OFFICE HOURS: M 11-12, Thur 13:00-14:00
My office is Amory 319. The best way to contact me is by email (not by office phone).
Along with Kant I think that at root all of philosophy is 'Philosohical Anthropology' and that 'human nature' is an on-going normative project to be realized in history. From the point of view of an 'anthropological optic' I see a principal divide in philosophy following Kant along the lines of those for whom philosophy continues to be about some form of human (or greater) self-realization and those for whom epistemic certainty, or at least security, devoid of any reference to subjectivity, comes to serve as a kind of unreflective compensation for the vagaries of human existence. My work aspires to be a continuation of the former enterprise. My research extends from theoretical and conceptual studies in biology and the human sciences (and the philosophy of science in general) to normative/critical studies in social theory with the overall intention of bringing these together as contributions to an anthropologically informed Critical Theory and a new empirically and phenomenologically friendly 'critical' metaphysics.