Markus Kohl, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been awarded the Rogers Prize for the best article published in the highly prestigious British Journal for the History of Philosophy in 2015. The British Society for the History of Philosophy will officially present the award at its next meeting in London.
Kohl’s research interests primarily concern the way in which metaphysical, ethical and epistemological issues intersect in philosophers such as Aristotle, Hume, and especially in Immanuel Kant’s views regarding human freedom. Since coming to UT in 2012, he has published (and forthcoming) six papers on Kant, all of them in highly prestigious journals. He had also previously published papers on Aristotle and Kafka.
In the summer of 2015, Kohl was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award, for work on his book Kant on Freedom in Theory and Practice. He has presented his work at both national and international conferences.