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Nahum Brown

Nahum Brown

Field Philosophy 
Degree PhD (University of Guelph) 


Research Topics

  • Hegel and 19th-Century German Philosophy

Research Achievements

Books and Edited Volumes

  • 4. Hegel on Possibility: Dialectics, Contradiction, and Modality (Bloomsbury, forthcoming, February 2020)
  • 3. Hegel’s Actuality Chapter of the Science of Logic: A Commentary, Lexington Books, 2018
  • 2. Nahum Brown and J. Aaron Simmons (eds), Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, “Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion” series, 2017
  • 1. Nahum Brown and William Franke (eds), Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Articles and Book Chapters

  • 11. “The Logic of the Secret in Hegel and Derrida,” Philosophy and Theology, forthcoming, 2020
  • 10. “Why do Contradictions Sink to the Ground?: A Re-examination of the Categories of Reflection in Hegel’s Logic,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, forthcoming, 2019 (indexed in the A&HCI)
  • 9. “Possibility Entails Itself in Actuality: Hegel’s Theory of Conditions” in The Necessity of Freedom in Hegel: Logic, Phenomenology and History, ed. Emilia Angelova, University of Toronto Press, forthcoming, 2019
  • 8. “Why is Being Nothing?: An Apophatic Reading of Hegel’s Opening to the Logic,” Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Special Issue: “Hegel: Intercultural and Critical Perspectives,” January 2019
  • 7. “Indeterminacy, Modality, Dialectics: Hegel on the Possibility Not to Be” in The Significance of Indeterminacy: Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy, eds. Robert Scott and Gregory Moss, Routledge, August 2018    
  • 6. “Aristotle and Heidegger: Potentiality in Excess of Actuality,” Idealistic Studies, December 2017 (indexed in the A&HCI)
  • 5. “Is Hegel an Apophatic Thinker?” in Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2017
  • 4. “Transcendent and Immanent Conceptions of Perfection in Leibniz and Hegel” in Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan,     December 2016
  • 3. “Introduction” to Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2016
  • 2. “Aristotle’s Doctrine of the Mean and the Circularity of Human Nature,” Kritike, 2016            
  • 1. “The Modality of Sovereignty: Agamben and the Aporia of Primacy in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Book Theta,” Mosaic, March 2013 (indexed in the A&HCI)

Courses Taught

  • PHI310 Topics in Applied Ethics
  • PHI311ASE361 European Intellectual History
  • HUM102 Introduction to Philosophy


  • International Association for Philosophy and Literature
  • Ontario Hegel Organization
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Taiwan Philosophical Association

Message to Applicants

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates