Dr. Thomas Land

Dr. Thomas Land
Assistant Professor; on leave until June 30th 2020
Office: CLE B326

History: Heidelberg, Germany (BA equivalent); University of Chicago (PhD).

Thomas joined the department in 2018. Before coming to UVic, Thomas taught at Ryerson University in Toronto and, prior to that, was a postdoc at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Interests: Kant, German Idealism, Early Modern, Analytic Kantianism, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Action Theory.

Thomas’s current research concerns various aspects of Kant’s theoretical philosophy. In particular, he is interested in the role of concepts in Kant’s theory of perception, his thesis that self-consciousness is fundamental to rationality, and the idea that there may be certain concepts that a thinker possesses simply in virtue of being a thinker.

Thomas has published papers in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Journal for the History of Philosophy, Philosophical Topics, and Kantian Review, as well as a number of edited collections.