Current Projects:

  • The debate on the future of Philosophy of Education: the need for a Systematic Philosophy of Education
  • The History of Educational Ideas: German Educational Theory from 1781-1831; History and Philosophy of Bildung; the Role of Consciousness and Self-consciousness in German Educational Theory
  • John Dewey’s logical theory
  • Pragmatism, Democracy, and Globalization
  • John Dewey’s theory of Inquiry and education inquiry in cosmopolitical contexts
  • John Dewey in China; Lessons for Democracy
  • The moral theory of Immanuel Kant and its place in Education

Selected Publications:

  • Inquiry and Education: John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy. Albany: SUNY Press, 2006.
  • Deweyan Inquiry: From Educational Theory to Practice. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.
  • Kant’s Philosophy: A Study for Educators. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 
  • John Dewey’s Earlier Logical Theory. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014.
  • Nietzsche as Educator: a Re-examination (1998). [PDF]
  • Dewey’s Critique of Kant (2006). [PDF]
  • The Education of the Categorical Imperative (2006). [PDF]
  • Rights and Goods: Procedural Liberalism and Educational Policy (2007). [PDF]
  • Moral Law and Moral Education: Defending Kantian Autonomy (2007). [PDF]
  • Does a Sentiment-based Ethics Improve upon a Principles-based One? The Problem of Impartial Morality (2008) [PDF]
  • Prioritizing Rights in the Social Justice Curriculum (2008). [PDF]
  • John Dewey’s ‘Naturalized Hegelianism’ in Operation: Experimental Inquiry as Self-Consciousness (2010). [PDF]
  • The Dewey-Hutchins Debate: A Dispute over Moral Teleology (2011). 
  • Schools as Ethical or Schools as Political? Habermas between Dewey and Rawls (2011). [PDF]
  • In the Service of Competing Agendas: Habermas between Dewey and Rawls (2012). 
  • To What Sort of Metaphysical Realism does Peirce Subscribe? Reflections on James Bradley’s Account of Firstness (2012). [PDF]
  • Theorizing Globalization: Rival Philosophical Schools of Thought (2013). 
  • Rival Readings of Hegel at the Fin de Siècle: the Case of William Torrey Harris and John Dewey History of Education (2013). [PDF]
Book Chapters:
  • John Dewey and Science Education (2014). [PDF]
  • John Dewey and Educational Pragmatism (2010). [PDF]

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