Professor of Philosophy
Sycamore Cottage 205

Dr. Lee joined the department in 2000.  He received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in 2000.  His doctoral thesis dealt with the function of the Aristotelian concept of determination in Kant’s three Critiques.  His work has been published in such journals as Kant-Studien, Archiv für Geschichte der PhilosophieRivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, The Kantian Review, The Review of Metaphysics, and The Journal of Value Inquiry.  He is a contributor to the new Kant-Lexikon (Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming).  Dr. Lee is the recipient of the Drew University President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.  He teaches history of philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Theory of Knowledge, Seminar on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, and Introduction to Philosophy.  He is the coordinator of the philosophy club, the Drew University Philosophical Society (DUPS).  He lives in Morristown with his wife and their two children.

Selected Publications:

“Determination and Dialectic in Kant and Hegel”.  Hegel-Jahrbuch (forthcoming).

Philosophical Academic Programs of the German Enlightenment: A Literary Genre Recontextualized.  Eds. Seung-Kee Lee, Riccardo Pozzo, Marco Sgarbi, Dagmar von Wille.  Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 2012.

“The Active and Passive Mind in Augustine”.  Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 103 (4/2011-12).

“Self-Determination and the Categories of Freedom in Kant’s Moral Philosophy”.  Kant-Studien 103 (2012).

“Logical Forms, Indeterminacy, and the Subjective Unity of Consciousness in Kant”.  In Kant’s Philosophy of the Unconscious.  Eds. P. Giordanetti, et al.  Walter de Gruyter, 2012.

Review of Jill Vance Buroker’s “Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason” (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The Kantian Review 16 (March 2011).

“The Synthetic A Priori in Kant and German Idealism”.  Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (3/2009).

“The Principle of Determinability and the Possibility of Synthetic A Priori Judgments in Kant and Maimon.”  In Rethinking Kant.  Ed. Pablo Muchnik.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

“Why Are Kant’s Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives Analytic and Synthetic A Priori Practical Propositions?” In Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Eds. Valerio Rohden et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008.

“Kant’s Analytic-Synthetic Distinction: A Reply to a Classical Objection.”  In An Anthology of Philosophical Studies.  Ed. P. Hanna.  Atiner, 2008.

Review of Patrick Frierson’s “Freedom and Anthropology in Kant’s Moral Philosophy” (Cambridge University Press, 2004).  The Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (December 2005).

“The Determinate-Indeterminate Distinction and Kant’s Theory of Judgment”.  Kant-Studien 95 (2004).

Work in Progress:

“Kant and Hegel on Synthetic A Priori Judgment”

Conference Presentations

“Determination and Dialectic in Kant and Hegel”, The 30th International Hegel-Congress of the International Hegel-Society, University of Vienna, Austria, April 2014.

“The Active and Passive Mind in Augustine”, The 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece, August 2013.

“The Active Mind, scientia, and Illumination in Augustine”, The Ninth Conference of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, University of Oxford, 2011.

“Logical Forms, Indeterminacy, and the Subjective Unity of Consciousness in Kant”, The 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2011.

“Self-Determination and the Categories of Freedom in Kant’s Practical Philosophy”, The 11th International Kant Congress, University of Pisa, Italy, 2010.

“Logical Determination and Self-Determination in Kant’s Critical Philosophy,” Kant in Asia: The Unity of Human Personhood International Conference, Hong Kong, 2009.

“How Are Synthetic Judgments Possible A Priori? From Kant to Hegel,” The 22nd World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul, 2008.

“The Synthetic A Priori in Kant, Maimon, Fichte, and Schelling,” The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Eastern Group of the North American Kant Society, Maine, 2007.

“Kant’s Analytic-Synthetic Distinction: A Reply to a Classical Objection,” The Second International Conference on Philosophy, Athens Institute for Education and Research, University of Athens, Greece, June 2007.

“Why Are Kant’s Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives Analytic and Synthetic A Priori Practical Propositions?”, The Tenth International Kant-Congress, University of São Paolo, Brazil, September 2005.

“The Grounds for the Objectivity of the Distinction between Analytic and Synthetic Judgments in Kant’s Critical Philosophy,” The Inaugural Meeting of the Pacific Group of the North American Kant Society, University of California, San Diego, October 2002.

“Kant’s Theory of Judgment and the Unity of the Critical Philosophy,” The Ninth International Kant Congress, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, March 2000.