Klaus Brinkmann

Associate Professor of Philosophy Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Tübingen

Interests: Ancient Philosophy, German Idealism, Metaphysics, Ontology

Curriculum Vitae

Klaus Brinkmann was lecturer in philosophy at the University of Bonn in 1979-1982 and 1984-1988, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University (1982-1983) and at the University of Tübingen (1984-1989), before rejoining the faculty of Boston University as Associate Professor in 1990.

Publications include:

Books:

Idealism Without Limits: Hegel and the Problem of Objectivity (forthcoming)

Hegel’s Encyclopaedia Logic. Translation from the German, with Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

German Idealism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, 4 vols., ed. Klaus Brinkmann, Abingdon: Routledge, 2007.

The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, editor, vol. 1: Ethics, Philosophy Documentation Center (Bowling Green State University), 1999

An introduction to political philosophy entitled Kurswissen Politische Philosophie: Staat – Recht – Politik (Klett 1995)

Aristoteles’ allgemeine und spezielle Metaphysik (de Gruyter 1979)

Articles:

“Consciousness, Self-Consciousness, and the Modern Self”. History of the Human Sciences 18, 4 (2005): 27-48.

“Aristotle on phantasia. Reply to Alfredo Ferrarin”. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy 21 (Leiden-Boston: 2006): 113-121.

“Panthéisme, panlogisme et protestantisme dans la philosophie de Hegel.” In Les philosophes et la question de Dieu, ed. Luc Langlois et Yves Charles Zarka (Presses Universitaires de France: 2006): 223-238.

“The Deduction of Intersubjectivity in Fichte’s Grundlage des Naturrechts.” In New Essays on Fichte’s Later Jena Wissenschaftslehre, eds. D. Breazeale, T. Rockmore (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2003): 5-17.

“Hegel on Forgiveness.” In Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. New Critical Essays, ed. A. Denker, M. Vater, Amherst (Humanity Books, 2003): 243-264.

“Beyond Platonic Forms: Aristotelian Essentialism.” In Aristotle’s Criticisms of Plato: The Metaphysical Question, ed. A. Pierris, Patras (Institute for Philosophical Research, 2003): 57-92.

“System and History in Hegel,” The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 7: Modern Philosophy, ed. M. Gedney, Philosophy Documentation Center, (Bowling Green State University, 2000): 169-177.

“Jaspers’ Interpretation of Aristotle”. In Jaspers and History, eds. J. Koterski, R. Langley (Humanity Books, 2003): 214-237.

“The Natural and the Supernatural in Human Nature: Hegel on the Soul.” In Philosophies of Nature: The Human Dimension, eds. R.S. Cohen and A.I. Tauber (Kluwer, 1998): 3-18.

“Hegel sur le »cogito« cartésien.” Laval théologique et philosophique 53 (1998): 639-652.

“Egalité politique et inégalité factuelle: La réponse aristotélicienne à un dilemme politique.” In La Società Civile et la Società Politica nel Pensiero di Aristotele, ed. R. Campa (Centro Internazionale di Filosofia Antica «Antonio Jannone», Roma 1998): 185-197.

“Jaspers and Arendt on Communication and Politics.” Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Karl-Jaspers-Gesellschaft 11 (1998): 44-57.

“Zénon, matérialiste et nominaliste?” Diotima 25 (1997): 48-55.

“Hegel on the Animal Organism.” Laval théologique et philosophique 52 (1996): 135-153.

“Le platonisme de l’Eudème réexaminé.” In L’Aristote Perdu (Rome-Athens 1995): 207-219.

“The Consistency of Aristotle’s Thought on Substance.” In Aristotle’s Philosophical Development. Problems and Prospects, ed. W. Wians (Rowman and Littlefield 1995): 289-302.

“Hegel’s Critique of Kant and Pre-Kantian Metaphysics.” In Hegel Reconsidered, eds. T. Engelhardt, Jr. and T. Pinkard (Kluwer 1994): 57-78.

“Tugendhat on Fichte and Self-Consciousness.” In Fichte: Historical Contexts/Contemporary Controversies, eds. D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore (Humanities Press 1994): 220-233.

“Jaspers and Heidegger on Plato’s Idea of the Good.” In Heidegger and Jaspers ed. A. Olson (Temple 1994): 111-125.

“Intersubjektivität und konkretes Allgemeines. Zur These von der kategorialen Defizienz der Hegelschen Logik.” In Kategorie und Kategorialität, eds. K. Bort, D. Koch, Würzburg (Königshausen und Neumann 1990): 131-169.

“Neue Literatur zur Metaphysik des Aristoteles.” Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 14 (1989): 83-104.

“Schellings Hegel-Kritik.” In Die ontologische Option, ed. Klaus Hartmann (de Gruyter 1976): 117-210.

Dr. Brinkmann teaches a variety of graduate level seminars on German Idealism (including seminars devoted to particular figures in German Idealism), Aristotle, the Continental Rationalists, the British Empiricists, and Sartre, among other areas.

Currently, Dr. Brinkmann is working on a book entitled Hegel’s Encyclopedia Logic: A Reconstruction of its Argument.