Gregory Moss


BA, MA, PhD (University of Georgia)
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Dr. Moss mainly focuses on systematic metaphysical and epistemological questions that stem from the Post-Kantian German philosophical tradition. Before joining the faculty at CUHK in 2016 Dr. Moss was a lecturer in philosophy at Clemson University from 2014-2016. He took his PhD in philosophy in August 2014 under Richard Dien Winfield at the University of Georgia. Before taking his PhD in philosophy Dr. Moss completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Bonn, Germany (2013-2014). At the University of Bonn he investigated Schelling’s influence on Hegel’s Doctrine of the Concept under Markus Gabriel. Dr. Moss has received awards in the domains of both teaching and research. In 2015 Dr. Moss was awarded the Aristotle Prize by the Metaphysical Society of America, as well as the Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Georgia in 2009.

In his current research, Dr. Moss is interested in how Hegel’s Science of Logic is designed to respond to the early German Romantics. His interest in the historical connection between Hegel and German Romanticism is a reflection of systematic interests in questions concerning the legitimacy of the authority of reason and the relation between Rationalism and Philosophical Mysticism. Dr. Moss’ broader interests in contemporary German philosophy, the Philosophy of Religion, as well as Buddhist Philosophy (especially Nagarjuna and the Kyoto School) are outgrowths of interests in fundamental questions concerning the legitimacy of the authority of reason. Dr. Moss is particularly interested in bringing Buddhist philosophy to bear on this question in connection with German Idealism and Romanticism.

Dr. Moss’ other current research project is entitled Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Myth. This book will constitute the second volume in a trilogy of books on Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms. (The first book in the trilogy, Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language, was published in November 2014 by Lexington Books.) The trilogy focuses on the three volumes of Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms: Philosophie der Symbolischen Formen: Die Sprache (1923), Das mythische Denken (1925), and Phänomenologie der Erkenntnis (1929). Each book in the trilogy investigates two central, albeit neglected, themes in each of Cassirer’s volumes on the philosophy of symbolic forms: (i) the autonomy of the cultural forms and (ii) the influence of G.W.F. Hegel’s Logic of the Concept on the concept of autonomy in Die Philosophie der Symbolischen Formen.


  1. 形上学、知识论
  2. 后康德德国哲学 (黑格尔、胡塞尔、海德格、卡西勒)
  3. 古希腊哲学
  4. 宗教哲学
  5. 佛学 (龙树和京都学派)


Autonomizing Culture: The Schellingian Heritage of Cassirer’s Philosophy of Mythology” in Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: The Method of Culture, Edited by Anne Pollok and Luigi Filieri, Edizioni ETS, September/October 2021

“The Dialectic of the Law: The Logic of the Command and the Prospects of Perpetual Peace” in Kosmopolitisch denken. Die weltbürgerliche Philosophie im deutschen Idealismus. Kultur-System-Geschichte, Band 13, with Königshausen und Neumann Press, 2021, edited by Christoph Asmuth and Quentin Landenne.

Hegel’s Foundation Free Metaphysics: The Logic of Singularity (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Routledge, 2020) 

“Absolute Imagination: The Metaphysics of Romanticism” (Social Imaginaries, June 2019)

“Annihilating the Nothing: Hegel and Nishitani on the Self-Overcoming of Nihilism” (Published in a special issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China (Brill), edited by Eric Nelson, January, 2019)

“The Paradox of Representation in Nishitani’s Critique of Kant” in Kant on Intuition: Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism (Routledge, November/December 2018) 

“Dialetheism and the Problem of the Missing Difference” (SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 19.2, Fall 2018)  

The Significance of Indeterminacy: Asian and Continental Perspectives (Routledge, Summer 2018, Co-Edited with Robert H. Scott)

“The Problem of Indeterminacy in the History of Philosophy” in The Significance of Indeterminacy: Asian and Continental Perspectives, (Routledge, Summer 2018)

“Free Thinking in Schelling’s Erlangen Lectures” in The Significance of Indeterminacy: Asian and Continental Perspectives, (Routledge, Summer 2018) 

“Reading German Idealism: Constructivism and Its Discontents [Review Article: Tom Rockmore’s German Idealism as Constructivism]” (Owl of Minerva, Dec. 2017)   

“The Synthetic Unity of Apperception in Hegel’s Logic of the Concept” (Idealistic Studies, Volume 45:3, Fall 2016)

“The Problem of Evil in the Speculative Mysticism of Meister Eckhart” in The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions, Ed. Robert Arp and Benjamin McCraw (Lexington Books, January 2016)

Gabriel, Markus. Why The World Does Not Exist. (Polity Press. September 2015) [Translated from German into English]

“Four Paradoxes of Self-Reference”, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, (28:2, Fall 2014)

Ernst Cassirer: The Autonomy of Language, Lexington Books (November, 2014)

“Motivating Transcendental Phenomenology: Husserl’s Critique of Kant”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, (Volume 44, Issue 2, 2013)

“Hegel’s Free Mechanism”. International Philosophical Quarterly, (Volume 53, Issue 1, 73-85, March 2013)