I am Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, working in Post-Kantian Continental Philosophy. My special interests are in Philosophical Anthropology and Phenomenology, Existentialism, German Idealism, Marx, Critical Theory, (Post)Marxism, and Continental Aesthetics. This website features general information and links to articles, chapters, reviews, and media contributions.
My work focuses on how to understand theoretically the capitalist organization of our social and political reality. In addition, I am currently concerned with contemporary critical social theory, with a phenomenological understanding of Marx’s concept of value form (i.e., I do not understand his theory as “labor theory of value”), with the concept of “critical realism” in aesthetics, with philosophical anthropology, as well as with the concept of the political. An overview can be found in “About”. Almost all of my publications can be downloaded via “Articles” (check the menu on top of this page).