History of Modern Philosophy, Kant and German Idealism


Lara Ostaric received her BA from University of Chicago and her PhD in philosophy from University of Notre Dame (2006). She specializes in history of modern philosophy, especially Kant and German Idealism, with the systematic focus on the relation between theoretical and practical reason, aesthetics, and moral psychology. She was a DAAD fellow, a fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and is currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Fellow of the Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism at Leipzig University.

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Selected Publications

  • "The Free Harmony of the Faculties and the Primacy of Imagination in Kant’s Aesthetic Judgment", European Journal of Philosophy 25.4, 2017, 1376-1410.
  • "Practical Cognition, Reflective Judgment, and the Realism of Kant’s Moral Glaube", in Robinson dos Santos and Elke Elisabeth Schmidt (eds.), Moral Realism or Antirealism in Kant’s Moral PhilosophyKant-Studien Ergänzungshefte, Walter de Gruyter, 2017, 89-115.

Courses Taught

  • Critique of Pure Reason
  • Kant's Practical Philosophy
  • Critique of the Power of Judgment
  • Problems in Aesthetics
  • Introduction to Aesthetics
  • Idealism and Realism: McDowell's Mind and World