Brian Chance and Adam Kadlac are full-time lecturers in the Department of Philosophy. Both teach introduction to philosophy, in both regular and honors sections. Chance also teaches upper division courses in the history of modern philosophy. Kadlac also teaches upper division courses in moral and political philosophy. Both earn high praise from their students and indeed draw many students to the philosophy major. This is remarkable enough. But Chance and Kadlac merit special recognition for also sustaining active research agendas and making noteworthy contributions to the department’s research productivity, even though the teaching position they hold does not require research productivity.
Each has produced in his two years at UT four original research articles accepted for publication in top peer-reviewed journals. Chance’s research is focused on the Enlightenment philosophers David Hume and Immanuel Kant; his research articles over the last two years include:
“Sensibilism, Psychologism, and Kant’s Debt to Hume,” Kantian Review 16:3, 325-349. “Causal Powers, Hume’s Early German Critics, and Kant’s Response to Hume,” Kant-Studien, in press.
“Kant and the Discipline of Reason,” European Journal of Philosophy, in press. “Skepticism and the Development of the Transcendental Dialectic,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, in press.
Chance was also recently selected to participate in a prestigious “Master Class” on Post-Kantian Idealism next summer at the University of Chicago sponsored by the Journal of the History of Philosophy and to be led by Robert Pippin, the renowned scholar of Kant and German Idealist philosophy.
Kadlac’s research is focused on foundational and applied issues in moral and political philosophy; his research articles over the last two years include:
“Irreplaceability and Identity,” Social Theory and Practice, in press. “The Importance of Arguing as We Believe,” Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (2011): 63-80.
“Humanizing Personhood,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (2010): 421-437.
“What’s So Bad About Politicizing?” Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (2009): 227-44.