Patrick Kain

Patrick Kain

Associate Professor // Philosophy

PhD, University of Notre Dame


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7138
Office Phone: (765) 494-4286
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616


Ethics, Kant, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Selected Publications

“Dignity and the Paradox of Method,” In Realism and Antirealism in Kant’s Moral Philosophy: New Essays, ed. Robinson dos Santos and Elke Elisabeth Schmidt. Kantstudien-Ergänzungshefte 199. (deGruyter Verlag, 2018) pp. 67-90.“Kant on Animals” in Animals: A History. ed. Peter Adamson and G. Fay Edwards. Oxford Philosophical Concepts (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). pp. 211-232, 383-389.    “The Development of Kant’s Conception of Divine Freedom,” In Leibniz and Kant, ed. Brandon Look. Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution, coedited with Michael Bergmann. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2014).“Der Charakter der Gattung”  [in German], In Immanuel Kant: Schriften zur Geschichtsphilosophie. (Klassiker Auslegen, Band 46), ed. Otfried Höffe, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2011, pp. 137-155."Duties Regarding Animals." In Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: A Critical Guide, ed. Lara Denis.  Cambridge University Press. (2010). pp. 210-233."Practical Cognition, Intuition, and the Fact of Reason." In Kant's Moral Metaphysics: God, Freedom, and Immortality, eds.  Benjamin Bruxvoort Lipscomb and James Krueger, 211-230.  Berlin:  de Gruyter, 2010.Essays on Kant’s Anthropology.  Co-edited with Brian Jacobs.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.“Kant’s Defense of Human Moral Status,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (2009): 59-102.“Realism and Anti-realism in Kant’s Second Critique” Philosophy Compass 1 (2006): 449-465.“Constructivism, Intrinsic Normativity and the Motivational Analysis Argument.” In Moralische Motivation. Kant und die Alternative (Kant-Forschungen 16), eds. Heiner Klemme, Manfred Kuehn, and Dieter Schönecker, 59-78.  Hamburg: Meiner Verlag, 2006.“Self-legislation in Kant’s Moral Philosophy,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie  86 (2004): 257-306.“Interpreting Kant’s Theory of Divine Commands,” Kantian Review 9 (2005):128-149.“Prudential Reason in Kant’s Anthropology.” In Essays on Kant’s Anthropology, eds. Brian Jacobs and Patrick Kain, 230-265.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.


Selected Honors

Alvin Plantinga Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame, 2018-19.Faculty Fellow for the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program, College of Liberal Arts, 2016-17.Fellow, Center for Humanistic Studies, Purdue University (2013)Co-Principal Investigator for Grant on "Knowing in Religion and Morality" (with Michael Bergmann as Principal Investigator), John Templeton Foundation ($500,000 project), 2010-2013.Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Marburg, Germany (2003).Fulbright Graduate Fellow, Tübingen, Germany (1995-1996).Mellon Fellow in the Humanities (1992-1994).


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