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Zachary Calhoun

Ph.D. Student
Newcomb 107


B.A, Saint John's College, Santa Fe (2015)
M.A. Philosophy, Tulane University (2016)


Academic Interests:

  • Kant
  • Hegel
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • History of Science


  • "Kant on Positing: Being as Self-Determination," The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 73, No. 1 (September 2019).
  • "Hegel and Jonas on the Ethical and Onto-Theological Implications of Life," Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2020). Co-authored with Paul Wilford and Nicholas Anderson


  • "Metaphysica Naturalis: Kant on History and the Discipline of Reason," 2019 Northeastern Political Science Association.
  • "Revitalizing the Good: Hans Jonas and the Outcry of Mute Things," 2019 Meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America.
  • "Kant on Positing: Being as Self-Determination," Aristotle Prize Lecture, 2018 Meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America.
  • "Hegel on Ethical Love," 2017 Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts.
  • "Kant's Other Peace," 2016 Kant Multilateral Colloquium.
  • "Locke on Mother's Grief and Personal Identity," 2016 North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.