MOSS, Gregory

Associate Professor

BA, MA, PhD (University of Georgia)
Rm 436

Brief Biography

I am currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I was first appointed as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2016. Before joining the faculty at CUHK I was a lecturer in philosophy at Clemson University from 2014-2016. I completed PhD in philosophy in August 2014 under Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dien Winfield at the University of Georgia. Before completing my PhD in philosophy I completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Bonn, Germany (2013-2014). Although I have very broad research and teaching interests, my scholarly work is mainly focused on systematic metaphysical and epistemological questions that stem from the Post-Kantian German and Ancient Greek philosophical traditions. 

Research Interests

  1. Metaphysics and Epistemology
  2. Kant and Post-Kantian German Philosophy (German Idealism, esp. Hegel and Schelling, Neo-Kantianism, esp. Ernst Cassirer, Existentialism, Phenomenology) 
  3. Ancient Greek Philosophy 
  4. Philosophy of Religion (esp. Meister Eckhart and Comparative Mysticism) 
  5. Comparative, Japanese, and Buddhist Philosophy (esp. the Kyoto School)

Selected Publications

“Negative Realism” (Königshausen und Neumann Press, in Philosophisches Anfangen, edited by Christoph Asmuth and Jesper Rasmussen (Spring 2023)

“An Ontology of Non-Discriminatory Love: The Resurrection of the Triune Self in Ueda Shizuteru’s Appropriation and Critique of Meister Eckhart” (Published in the Springer Companion to Ueda Shizuteru, 2022)

“The Being of Negation in Post-Kantian Philosophy: The Problem of Negation” (Published in The Being of Negation in Post-Kantian Philosophy, Springer 2022)

“Transcending Everything” Postscript for Everything and Nothing by Graham Priest and Markus Gabriel (Polity Press, November 2022)

“The Mythical Absolute: The Fiction of Being” in Open Philosophy, 606-621. (Topical Issue: Conceptual Personae in Ontology), edited by Carlos A. Segovia, August 2022.

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)