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Dr Christian Onof


Honorary Research Fellow

Chris Onof’s first degree and PhD are in Mathematics and Engineering, and he obtained an MA and a PhD in philosophy from Birkbeck College and University College London respectively.

Chris Onof is a member of the editorial board of Kant Studies Online and co-founder of the journal Episteme. He is also Area Editor for 18th Century German Philosophy at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

His current research focuses on Kant’s transcendental idealism, and its contemporary relevance for our understanding of reality and the notion of self. This interest is reflected in his arguing for a shift to a transcendental perspective as the only way of making sense of the most plausible accounts of phenomenal consciousness suggested by naturalism (property dualism, neutral monism). This is supplemented by research into the contribution existential phenomenology (Heidegger & Sartre) can make to an understanding of the relation of consciousness and world.

Selected refereed publications

Selected contributions to books

  • Existentialism, Metaphysics and Ontology Continuum Companion to Existentialism, ed. J. Reynolds, A. Woodward, F. Joseph, 2011, London: Continuum Press, in press
  • Thinking the in-itself and its relation to appearances Kant's Idealism. New Interpretations of a Controversial Doctrine, eds. D. Schulting & J. Verburgt, 2011, Berlin: Springer, pp. 211-236
  • Death and the Sense of Self Dying, Assisted Death and Mourning, ed. A. Kasher, 2009, Rodopi B.V., pp. 33-50
  • Class-theoretic paradoxes and the neo-Kantian discarding of intuition An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, ed. Patricia Hanna, Atiner, 2008, pp. 101-112

Selected reviews