MOSS, Gregory

Assistant Professor

BA, MA, PhD (University of Georgia)
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Brief Biography

I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where I was first appointed in the fall of 2016. Before joining the faculty at CUHK I was a lecturer in philosophy at Clemson University from 2014-2016. I took my PhD in philosophy in August 2014 under Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dien Winfield at the University of Georgia. Before taking my PhD in philosophy I completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Bonn, Germany (2013-2014) under Markus Gabriel. 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 philosophical tradition.

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

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)