Pablo Muchnik

Associate Professor
Pronouns: (He/Him/His)
Email Email pablo_muchnik@emerson.edu

Pablo Muchnik specializes in Kant, early modern philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy.  

Educated in Argentina, he received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research (2002) and studied in Germany for a few years (1998-2001). He is the author of Kant's Theory of Evil: An Essay on The Dangers of Self-Love and the Aprioricity of History (Lexington Books, 2009), editor of the first two volumes of Rethinking Kant (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, vol. I, 2008; vol. II, 2010), co-editor of Volumes IV (2014) and V (2018), and co-editor of Kant's Anatomy of Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2010).  

He directs two book collections, Kantian Questions (Cambridge Scholar Publishing) and Kant's Sources in Translation (Bloomsbury), and is the recipient of various national and international scholarships and awards. He was President of the North American Kant Society (2014-2017) and Vice-President the five years prior. 

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About

  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 2010
  • Office Hours
    • TR 8:30-10:00 AM

Education

B.A., Universidad de Buenos Aires (Duplicate of University of Buenos Aires)
M.A., New School University
Ph.D., New School University

Publications

Radical Evil: Between the Trivial and the Diabolical," Contemporary Philosophy, Volume XXIII, No. 3& 4

2001

"On the Possibility of the Language of 'Radical Evil'," Academic Forum, Volume X, Number 1

2001

"Substance and the Emergence of the Cogito in Meditation II," Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science, Vol. XXVIII

2003

"The Fragmented Will - Kant on Evil," in Value Theory

2004

"On the Alleged Vacuity of Kant's Concept of Evil," Kant-Studien 97

2006

"An Essay on the Principles of Rousseau's Anthropology", Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 26

2006

"Competing Enlightenment Narratives: A Case Study Of Rorty's Anti-Kantianism," included in Rethinking Kant: Volume I

2008

Rethinking Kant: Volume 1, Editor and contributor

2008

"Kant y la Antinomia de la Razon Politica Moderna," Revista Latinoamericana de Filosof�a, Vol. XXXIV No 1

2008

Kant's Theory of Evil: An Essay on The Dangers of Self-Love and the Aprioricity of History

2009

"An Alternative Proof of the Universal Propensity to Evil," in Kant's Anatomy of Evil

2009

"Kant on the Sources of Evil," Proceedings of the 10th International Kant Congress

2009

Kant's Anatomy of Evil, Co-editor with Sharon Anderson-Gold and contributor

2010

Rethinking Kant: Volume 2, Editor

2010

"Immanuel Kant," article for the Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

2011

Review of "James J. DiCenso, Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A Commentary," in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

2013

Review of "Lara Denis (ed.), Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: A Critical Guide" Kantian Review

2013

"Kant's Religious Constructivism," in The Critical Companion to Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

2013

"Reflections on Robert Louden's Kant's Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature," Kantian Review 19

2013

Rethinking Kant: Volume 4, Co-editor with Oliver Thorndike

2014

"The Heart as Locus of Moral Struggle in Religion," in Kant on Emotion and Value

2014

Grants

CONICET Internal Scholarship

1992

OAS Full Scholarship

1994

CONICET Internal Scholarship

1994

CONICET External Scholarship

1995

New School for Social Research University Fellowship

1996

University of Bremen

1997

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University

1998

DAAD Sandwich Program

1998

Fundacion Antorchas Grant

1999

Fundacion Antorchas Grant

2000

DAAD Sandwich Program

2000

Summer Research Awards at Siena College

2004

Carnegie Council for Ethics

2004

Summer Research Awards at Siena College

2005

Summer Research Awards at Siena College

2009

Emerson College Faculty Advancement Grant, Topic: Classics in Political Philosophy

2012