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John H. Zammito
Professor
John Antony Weir Professor of History
 
e-mail:zammito@rice.edu
 
  • B.A., 1970, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., 1978, University of California, Berkeley
 
Primary Department
   Department of History
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Research Areas
 European intellectual history, history & philosophy of science
 
Contemporary Philosophy of History
 Book-length project on current approaches to the theory of history, examining postmodernist arguments for a radical departure in the idea of historical practice and defending a more traditional historicism against these views.
 
Life Sciences in the Eighteenth Century
 A series of essays on various aspects of the emergent life sciences in the eighteenth century, with special attention to the philosophical implications. Essays on Diderot and Herder, on Maupertuis and Kant, on Kant and Blumenbach, on Kant and Epigenesis, on Kant and Race, on Spinozism in the Eighteenth Century already published or accepted for publication.
 
The Idea of Nature in Contemporary Biotechnology and Ethics
 Director of Panel in Rice University Ford Foundation Grant on Biotechnology and Ethics concerned with the idea of nature and especially its normative role in current debates in biotechnology.
 
Life Sciences in the Eighteenth Century
 A series of essays on various aspects of the emergent life sciences in the eighteenth century, with special attention to the philosophical implications. Essays on Diderot and Herder, on Maupertuis and Kant, on Kant and Blumenbach, on Kant and Epigenesis, on Kant and Race, on Spinozism in the Eighteenth Century already published or accepted for publication.
 
The Idea of Nature in Contemporary Biotechnology and Ethics
 Director of Panel in Rice University Ford Foundation Grant on Biotechnology and Ethics concerned with the idea of nature and especially its normative role in current debates in biotechnology.
 
Contemporary Philosophy of History
 Book-length project on current approaches to the theory of history, examining postmodernist arguments for a radical departure in the idea of historical practice and defending a more traditional historicism against these views.
 
Teaching Areas
 European History, 1500-Present
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

John H Zammito "“Bringing Biology Back In: Review Essay of Jennifer Mensch, Kant’s Organicism,” in (Madrid) ." Con-Textos Kantianos, 1 ((June, 2015)) : 197-216..

 
 

John H Zammito "“Drilling Down: Can Historians Operationalize Koselleck’s Stratigraphical Times?” ." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology , 23:2 ((Spring 2015)) : 197-214.

 
 

"Situating Kant's Views on Epigenesis:  Some Recent Revisions," Studies in History and Philosophy of Science :  Special Issue:  Kant and the Sciences, est. 2015.

 
 

"Should Kant Have Abandoned the 'Daring Adventure of Reason'? -- The Interest of Contemporary Naturalism in the Historicization of Nature in Kant and Idealist Naturphilosophie," in International Yearbook of German Idealism 8 (2010; actually 2012), 130-164.

 
 

"The Lenoir Thesis Revisited:  Blumenbach and Kant," in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science:  Part C:  Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (2012), 120-132.

 
 

“The ‘Last Dogma’ of Positivism: Historicist Naturalism and the Fact/Value Dichotomy,” in Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (2012), 305-338.

 
 

“Organism: Objective Purposiveness,” in Will Dudley and Kristina Engelhard, eds., Kant: Key Concepts (London: Acumen, 2011), 170-183.

 
 

John H. Zammito, “Kant’s Notion of Intrinsic Purposiveness in the Critique of Judgment: A Review Essay (and an Inversion) of Zuckert’s Kant on Beauty and Biology,” Kant Yearbook  I (2009): Teleology ((Berlin/NY: de Gruyter, 2009), 223-247.

 
 

John H. Zammito “The Lenoir Thesis Revisited: Blumenbach and Kant,” in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Special Issue (est. 2011).

 
 

Zammito, John H. "A Text of Two Titles: Kant's "A Renewed Attempt to Answer the Question: 'Is the Human Race continually Improving?'"." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 39 (2008) : 535-545.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Herder and Historical Metanarrative: What's PHilosophical about History?." Companion to the Work of J. G. Herder (2009) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Kant and Naturalism Reconsidered." Inquiry, 51 (2008) : 532-558.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Kant's "Naturalistic" History of Mankind: Some Reservations." Journal of the Philosophy of History, 2 (2008) : 29-62.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Medecin-philosoph: Persona for Radical Enlightenment." Intellectual History Review, 18 (2008) : 427-440.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Herder, Sturm und Drang, and "Expressionism": Problems in Reception History." Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, 27:2 (2006) : 51-74.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Rorty, Historicism and the Practice of History: A Polemic." Rethinking History, 10 (2006) : 9-47.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Teleology Then and Now: The Question of Kant's Relevance for Contemporary Controversies over Function in Biology." Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Science, 37 (2006) : 748-770.

 
 

John H Zammito "Ankersmit and Historical Representation." History and Theory, 44 (2005) : 155-181.

 
 

John H. Zammito ""'The Most Hidden Condition of Men of the First Rank' -- The Pantheist Current in Eighteenth-Century Germany 'Uncovered' by the Spinoza Controversy"." Eighteenth-Century Thought, 1 (2003) : 335-368.

 
 

Zammito, J. ""'This Inscrutable Principle of an Original Organization': Epigenesis and 'Looseness of Fit' in Kant's Philosophy of Science"." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 34 (2003) : 73-109.

 
 Articles
 

"Review Essay:  Susanne Lettow, ed., Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences, in Critical Philosophy of Race, January 2015.

 
 

"The Nagel Flap:  Mind and Cosmos," in Hedgehog Review (November 2013), 84-94.

 
 

“Hyperbole and Coherence – Postmodernism and Historiography,” in Chinese translation in Historical Research (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) 5th issue, November 2013.   (Invited essay)

 
 

“Herder’s Philosophy of History,” in Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (Sage, 2012).

 
 

“History/Philosophy/Science:  Some Lessons for Philosophy of History:  A Review Essay of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, On Historicizing Epistemology,” in History and Theory 50 (October 2011), 390-413.

 
 

John H. Zammito, Review Essay: William Rehg, Cogent Science in Context:  The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009), in Philosophy and Social Criticism (2010).

 
 

John H. Zammito, “Discipline, Philosophy and History: A Review Essay of Jonathan Gorman, Historical Judgment,” in History and Theory 49:2 (May, 2010), 289-303.

 
 

John H. Zammito with Ernest Menze and Karl Menges, “Johann Gottfried Herder Revisited: The Revolution in Scholarship in the Last Quarter Century,” in Journal of the History of Ideas 71:4 (October 2010), 661-684.

 
 

Zammito John H. "Johann Gottfried Herder." Kant-Lexikon (2009) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "A Problem of Our Own Making: Roth on Historical Explanation." Journal of the Philosophy of History, 2 (2008) : 244-249.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Einbildungskraft." Kant-Lexikon (2009) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "What is to be done? Manifestos for History and the Mission of History Today." Historically Speaking, 9 (2008) : 30-32.

 
 

John H. Zammito "(Re)discovering Johann Gottfried Herder: A Personal Memoir." Historisch Tijdschrift Groniek, 171 (2006) : 191-214.

 
 

Zammito John H "Discovering Johann Gottfried Herder." Tidschrift fur Geschednis (2006) In Press

 
 

John H Zammito "Reconstructing German Idealism and Romanticism: Historicism and Presentism (A Review Essay of Beiser and Richards)." Modern Intellectual History, 1:3 (2004)

 
 

John H. Zammito ""Koselleck's Philosophy of Historical Time(s) and the Practice of History: A Review Essay"." History and Theory, 43 (2004) : 124-135.

 
 

Zammito, J. "Kant, Immanuel." Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2002) : 10.

 
 Books
 

John H. Zammito "The Gestation of Biology in Germany in the Eighteenth Century: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling." In Press

 
 

Zammito, J. "A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-Positivism in Science Studies from Quine to Latour."  (2004) : 400+.

 
 

John H. Zammito "A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-Positivism in the Study of Science from Quine to Latour." : 400.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Kant, Herder and the Birth of Anthropology." : 576.

 
 

Regine Otto and John H. Zammito, editors "Vom Selbstdenken: Aufklaerung und Aufklaerungskritik in Johann Gottfried Herders 'Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit'." : 230.

 
 Book chapters
 

"From Natural History to History of Nature:  Kant Between Buffon and Herder," in Rethinking Kant, vol. 4, ed. Pablo Muschnik (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015)

 
 

"Herder betweeen Reimarus and Tetens:  The Problem of an Animal-Human Boundary," in Herder and Anthropology, ed.  Anik Waldow and Nigel DeSouza.

 
 

"Philosophy for Everyman:  Kant's Lectures on Philosophical Encyclopedia and Pedagogy," in Reading Kant's Lectures, ed. Robert Clewis.

 
 

"Reill's Vitalizing Nature in the Enlightement and German Naturphilosophie," in  Life Forms in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Keith Baker and Jenna Gibbs.

 
 

"The Emergence of Anthropological Discourse Before the Rise of Kant's Critical Philosophy:  Reimarus, Unze, Herder and Tetens on the Animal-Human Boundary," in German Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Frederick Beiser and Brandon Look (NY:  Oxford University Press)

 
 

John H Zammito "“German Historicism in the Nineteenth Century,” in (." Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (2015) : 779-805.

 
 

John H Zammito "“Herder and Naturalism: The View of Wolfgang Pross Examined,” ." in Herder and Religion: Proceedings of International Herder Society Biannual Conference, Notre Dame University, October 1-3, 2010. ( 2015) : 13-24.

 
 

John H Zammito "“The Philosophical Uptake of Caspar Friedrich Wolff in German Philosophy after 1770: Herder, Tetens and Kant,” ." Philosophy of Biology before BiologyIn Progress

 
 

John H. Zammito "“Herder, Johann Gottfried,” ." The Bloomsbury Companion to Kant, 2nd ed. (2015) : 96-98.

 
 

"German Historicism in the Nineteenth Century," in Oxford Handbook to German Nieteenth-Century Philosophy, ed. Michael Forster and Kristin Gjesdal (NY: Oxford University Press)

 
 

“What A Young Man Needs for His Venture into the World:  The Function and the Evolution of the ‘Characterisitics’ in Kant’s Anthropology Lectures,” in Cambridge Companion to Kant’s Anthropology Lectures, ed. Alix Cohen (Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press).

 
 

"Herder's Philosophy of History" in Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, (SAGE Publications, 2013).

 
 

"Herder on Science and Religion:  Does Pross get Herder's Naturalism Right?" in Herder and Religion:  Proceedings of the International Herder Society Biannual Conference, Notre Dame University, 2010.  (No publication data yet available)

 
 

"Drilling Down:  Can Historians Operationalize Koselleck's Stratigraphical Times?" in Keeping Time (Papers from the NEH Colloqium "Keeping Time," University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011) (no publication data available yet)

 
 

"Herder, Johann Gottfried," in The Bloomsbury Companion to Kant (NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2014)

 
 

"Rival Enlightenments, Counter-Enlightenments and Anti-Enlightenments:  The Status of a Period Concept in 21st-Century Historiography" (in Chinese translation), in The Fate of Reason:  Contemporary Understanding of Enlightenment (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2013), 353-363.

 
 

"Philosophy of History: The German Tradition from Herder to Marx," in The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790-1870), ed. Allen Wood and Songsuk Susan Hahn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 817-865.

 
 

“Post-positivist realism: regrounding representation,”in Handbook of Historical Theory, ed. Nancy Partner and Sarah Foot (Sage Press, 2012)

 
 

“Reill’s Vitalizing Nature and German Naturphilosophie,” in Life Forms in the Eighteenth Century: FS for Peter Hanns Reill , ed. Jenna Gibbs and Keith Baker.

 
 

"The Pursuit of Science as Decadence in Kant's Remarks in 'Observations on the Feelings of the Beautiful and the Sublime,'" in Kant's "Observations" and "remarks":  A Critical Guide, ed. Susan Shell and Richard Velkley (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2012), 234-246.

 
 

"The Second Life of the 'Public Sphere':  On Charmisma and Routinization in the History of a Concept," in Changing Perceptions of the Public Sphere, ed. Christian Emden and David Midgley (NY/Oxford:  Berghahn Books, 2012), 90-119.

 
 

“The Forster-Kant Controversy:  Provocations of Interdisciplinarity,” in Klopffechtereien - Missverständnisse - Widerspruche?, ed. Rainer Godel and Gideon Stiening (Paderhorn: Fink, 2012), 225-244.

 
 

“‘Naturgeschichte des Menschen’: Von der Historisierung der Natur zur Naturalisierung der Geschichte in Herders Ideen,” in Naturforschung und menschliche Geschichte, ed. Thmoas Bach & Mario Marino (Heidelberg: Winter, 2011), 61-77.

 
 

“Herder on Science and Religion: Does Pross Get Herder’s Naturalism Right?” in Proceedings of International Herder Society Biannual Conference, Notre Dame University, October 1-3, 2010.

 
 

“Drilling Down:  Can Historians Operationalize Koselleck’s Stratigraphical Times?” Invited Lecture in “Keeping Time” Colloquium, funded by NEH, University of California at Santa Barbara, February 2, 2011.

 
 

John H. Zammito, “Kant and Objective Purposiveness:  The Problem of Organisms,” in Will Dudley and Kristina Engelhard, eds., Kant: Key Concepts (London: Acumen, 2010).

 
 

John H. Zammito, “Speculative Theory of History,” in Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, ed. Allen Wood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, est. 2011).

 
 

John H. Zammito, “The Migration of the ‘Culture’ Concept from Anthropology to Sociology in the Fin de siècle,” in Beyond Writing Culture: Current Intersections of Epistemologies and Representational Practices, ed. Olaf Zenker and Karsten Kumoll (NY/Oxford: Berghahn, 2010), 187-210.

 
 

John H. Zammito, “The Pursuit of Science as Decadence in Kant’s Remarks in ‘Observations on the Feelings of the Beautiful and the Sublime,’” in Susan Shell and Richard Velkley, eds., Kant’s “Observations” and “Remarks”: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

 
 

John H. Zammito, “Toward a Robust Historicism: Historical Practice in a Post-Positivist Environment,” in Handbook of Historical Theory, ed. Nancy Partner and Sarah Foot (Sage Press). To be issued also in Polish translation.

 
 

John H. Zammito, “Herder and Historical Metanarrative: What’s Philosophical About History?” in A Companion to the Works of Johann Gottfried Herder, ed. Hans Adler and Wulf Koepke (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009), 65-91.

 
 

Zammito John H. "The Second Life of the Public Sphere: On Charisma and Routinization in the History of a Concept."  (2008) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Historians and the Philosophy of Historiography." Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of History (2008) : 63-84.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Kant et la teleologie." L'Annee 1790: Kant, Critique de la Faculte de juger: beaute, vie, liberte (2008) : 45-54.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Speculative Theory of History." Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Philosophy (2008) In Revision

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Toward a Robust Historicism: Historical Practice in a Post-Positivist Environment." Handbook of Historical Theory (2008) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H.; Ivanhoe, Philip; Longino, Helen; and Sloan, Phillip "Philosophical Approaches to Nature." Altering Nature: Volume I: Concepts of 'Nature' and 'The Natural' in Biotechnology Debates (2008) : 63-136.

 
 

John H Zammito "Stealing Herder's Thunder: Kant's Debunking of Herder on History in 'Conjectural Beginning of the Human Race'." Immanuel Kant:: German Professor and World-Philosopher/ Deutscher Professor und Weltphilosoph (2007) : 43-72.

 
 

Zammito, John H. ""Practicing Historians" and the Challenge of Philosophy." Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of History (2008) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Kant's Persistent Ambivalence Toward Epigenesis, 1764-1790." Understanding Purpose: Collected Essays on Kand and Philosophy of Biology (2007) : 51-74.

 
 

John H Zammito "Kant's Early Views on Epigenesis: The Role of Maupertuis." The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy (2006) : 317-354.

 
 

John H Zammito "Policing Polygeneticism in Germany, 1775: (Kames) Kant and Blumenbach." The German Invention of Race (2006) : 35-54.

 
 

John H Zammito "Stealing Herder's Thunder: Kant's Debunking of Herder on History in 'Conjectural Beginning of the Human Race'." Kant: Deutsche Gelehrte und Weltphilosoph (2006) In Press

 
 

John H Zammito "What's 'New' In the Sociology of Knowledge?." Handbook of the Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology (2006) : 791-857.

 
 

John H Zammito "From Knowledge to Culture: What's 'New' In the Sociology of Knowledge?."  (2006) In Revision

 
 

John H Zammito "Kant's Early Views on Epigenesis: The Role of Maupertuis."  (2006) In Press

 
 

John H Zammito "Kant's Persistent Ambivalence Toward Epigenesis, 1764-1790."  (2006) In Press

 
 

John H Zammito "Policing Polygeneticism in Germany, 1775: (Kames) Kant and Blumenbach."  (2006) In Press

 
 

Zammito, J. ""Die Rezeption der Schottischen Aufklaerung in Deutschland: Herders entscheidende Einsicht"." Europaeischer Kulturtransfer im 18. Jahrhundert. Literaturen in Europa -- europaeische Literatur? (2003) : 113-138.

 
 Book reviews
 

Review of Jon M. Mikkelsen (ed., tr.), Kant and the Concept of Race: Late Eighteenth-Century Writings, SUNY Press, 2013, , Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, on line, January 18, 2014.

 
 

Review of Fernando Vidal.  The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology. Xvi + (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011). in Isis.

 
 

Review of Mary Jo Nye, Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), in Isis (2013).

 
 

Review of Jennifer Mensch, Kant’s Organicism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), in Kantian Review.

 
 

Review of Avi Lifschitz, Language and Enlightenment.  The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century.  Oxford: Oxford University Press (2012), in Lessing Yearbook, 2013.

 
 

Review of Steven Shapin, Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 34 (2012), 481-514.

 
 

Philippe Huneman, Métaphysique et biologie: Kant et la constitution du concept d’organisme (Paris: Kimé, 2008), in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

 
 

John H. Zammito, Johann Gottfried Herder, Selected Writings on Aesthetics, tr. and ed., Gregory Moore (Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2006) in Modern Philology 107, August 2009, 144-146.

 
 

John H. Zammito, Rainer Godel, Vorurteil – Anthropologie – Literatur.  Der Vorurteilsdiskurs als Modus der Selbstaufklärung im 18. Jahrhundert (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2007) in Monatshefte 101 (2009), 416-418.

 
 

John H. Zammito, Roger Smith, Being Human: Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007), in Isis 101:1 (March, 2010), 276-277.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Allen Megill, Historical Knowledge, Historical Error: A Contemporary Guide to Practice." Journal of Southern History, 74 (2008) : 807-808.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Ernst Mueller, Aesthetische Religiositaet und Kunstreligion." IsisIn Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Johann Gottfried Herder, Selected Writings on Aesthetics." Modern Philology (2009) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Objectivity, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison." American Historical Review, 113 (2008) : 1117-1118.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Rainer Godel, Vorurteil - Anthropologie - Literatur: Der Vorurteilsdiskurs als Modus der Selbstaufklarung im 18. Jahrhundert." Monatshefte (2010) In Press

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Ronald Giere, Scientific Perspectivism." History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 29 (2007) : 250-252.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Frank Ankersmit, Sublime Historical Experience." Journal of Modern History, 79:1 (2007) : 166-167.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Theodore Ziolkowski, Clio the Romantic Muse." Monatshefte, 99:1 (2007) : 116-118.

 
 

Zammito, John H. "Lloyd Kramer and Sarah Maza, eds., A Companion to Western Historical Thought." Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 37 (2007) : 550-553.

 
 

John H Zammito "Rudiger Bubner, The Innovations of Idealism." Review of Metaphysics, 58:4 (2005) : 879-880.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Raphael Lagier, Les races humaines selon Kant." Isis, 97:1 (2006) : 154-5.

 
 

John H Zammito "David Martyn, Sublime Failures: The Ethics of Kant and Sade." Monatshefte, 97 (2005) : 114-115.

 
 

John H Zammito "Duncan Kennedy, Rethinking Reality: Lucretius and the Textualization of Nature." Isis, 96 (2005) : 313.

 
 

John H Zammito "Rudiger Bubner, The Innovations of Idealism."  (2006) In Press

 
 

Zammito John H "Review of Republicanism: A Shared European Heritage." Journal of Modern History, 77 (2005) : 160-162.

 
 

Zammito John H "Review of The Ethics of History, ed. David Carr, Thomas Flynn and Rudolf Makkreel." Notre Dame Philosophical Review (2005)

 
 

John H Zammito "Avizier Tucker, Our Knowledge of the Past." Notre Dame Philosophical Review (2004)

 
 

John H Zammito "F M Barnard, Herder on Nationality, Humanity and History." Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (2004)

 
 

John H. Zammito "Martin van Gelderen and Quentin Skinner, eds., Republicanism: A Shared European Heritage (2 volumes)." Journal of Modern History (2004)

 
 

Zammito, J. "Anthony La Vopa, Fichte: The Self and the Calling of Philosophy, 1762-1799." Journal of Modern History, 75 (2003) : 664-666.

 
 

Zammito, J. "Immanuel Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment, tr. Paul Guyer and Eric Mathews." Kantian Review, 7 (2003) : 141-143.

 
 

Zammito, J. "Anthony La Vopa, Fichte: The Self and the Calling of Philosophy, 1762-1799."  (2002) In Press

 
 

Zammito, J. "Benjamin Redekop, Enlightenment and Community: Lessing, Abbt, Herder, and the Quest for a German Public."  (2002)

 
 

Zammito, J. "Warren Breckman, Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social Theory." Journal of Modern History, 74 (09/02) : 668-669.

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

John H Zammito "Physiological Psychology: Herder's Engagement with Haller in the 1770s." Der fruehe und der spaete Herder: Kontinuitaet und/oder Korrektur/ Early and Late Herder: Continuity and/or Correction: Beitraege zur Konferenz der Internationalen Herder-Gesellschaft Saarbruecken 2004 (2007) : 433-448.

 
 

John H Zammito "Physiological Psychology: Herder's Engagement with Haller in the 1770s."  (2006) In Press

 
 Conference papers
 

Zammito, John H. ""Naturgeschichte des Menschen": Von der Historisierung der Natur zur Naturalisierung der Geschichte in Herders Ideen."  (2009) In Press

 
 

John H. Zammito "Kant et la teleologie." In Press

 
 

John H Zammito "Kant and Herder on History: Conjectural Beginning of the Human Race." In Press

 
 Dictionary or Encyclopedia Entries
 

John H Zammito "“Einbildung/Einbildungskraft/Einbildungskraft,produktive/reproduktive” ." iKant-Lexikon,(3 vols.), vol. I: (2015) : 459-469.

 
 

John H. Zammito "“Johann Gottfried Herder” ." iKant-Lexikon,(3 vols.), vol. II:: 1012-1013.

 
 Other
 

John H. Zammito ""Kant, Immanuel"." Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, 2 (2003) : 327-331.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Epigenesis: Concept and Metaphor in J. G. Herder's Ideen." Vom Selbstdenken: Aufklaerung und Aufklaerungskritik in Johann Gottfried Herders 'Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit' (2001) : 131-145.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Kant and the schoenen Wissenschaften: Contextualizing Dreams of a Spirit Seer." Kant und die Berliner Aufklaerung: Akten des IX. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, 2 (2001) : 78-85.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Kant in the 1760s: Contextualizing the 'Popular' Turn." Kant's Legacy: Essays in Honor of Lewis White Beck (2001) : 387-432.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Policing Polygeneticism in Germany, 1775: (Kames,) Kant and Blumenbach." Proceedings of "German Invention of Race" Conference, Harvard University, May 2001 (estimated 2002)

 
 

John H. Zammito "Rousseau-Kant-Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology in the Aufklaerung of the 1760s." New Essays on the Pre-Critical Kant (2001) : 201-223.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Reading "Experience": The Debate in Intellectual History Among Scott, Toews and LaCapra." Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (2000) : 279-311.

 
 

John H. Zammito "'Theory' and History in Literary Criticism: The Spectre of Paul de Man and the New Historicism." After the Postmodern Turn: Rethinking Poststructuralist Theory (in press; estimated 2001)

 
 

John H. Zammito "'Method' vs. 'Manner'?--Kant's Critique of Herder's 'Ideen' in Light of the Epoch of Science, 1790-1820." Herder Yearbook (1998) : 1ff.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Ankersmit's Postmodern Historiography: The Hyperbole of 'Opacity'." History and Theory, 37:3 (October, 1998) : pp. 330-346.

 
 

John H. Zammito "Herder, Kant, Spinoza und die Entstehung des deutschen Idealismus." Herder und die Philosophie des deutschen Idealismus (1998) : pp. 107-144.

 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

“The Animal-Human Boundary and Anthropology: Herder between Reimarus and Tetens,” Conference on The Enlightenment and the Development of Philosophical Anthropology, University of Sydney, Sydney Australia, November 4-6, 2013

 
 

“How to Cope with the Mangle of Practice,” The Crisis of the Humanities and Political Culture: Rice Centennial Joint Conference, University of Leipzig and Rice University, September 29, 2012.

 
 

“Naturalism and the Claims of Philosophy to Authoritative Knowledge:  Historicizing Naturalism,” invited lecture and workshop for Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, February 14-15, 2013.

 
 

“Unthinking “Animot”:  Commentary on Thierry Hoquet,” Animals and History Conference, sponsored by History and Theory, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, March 29-30, 2013.

 
 

“Drilling Down:  Can Historians Operationalize Koselleck’s Stratigraphical Times?” Invited Lecture in “Keeping Time” Colloquium, funded by NEH, University of California at Santa Barbara, February 2, 2011.

 
 

“The Last Dogma of Positivism and the Relation of Naturalism to Historicism,” Society for the Philosophy of History Special Session: American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-22, 2011.

 
 

“Elective Affinities: Variability in Attunement across distant Historical Periods,” Conference on “The Transfiguration of the Present; Reflections on Historical Distance,” Groningen, Netherlands, January 28-29, 2010.

 
 

“Herder on Science and Religion: Does Pross Get Herder’s Naturalism Right?” Conference Paper for International Herder Society Biannual Conference, Notre Dame University, October 1-3, 2010.

 
 

“History of Philosophy vs. History of Science: Blindness and Insight of Vantage Points on the Kant-Forster Controversy,” Conference on: “Text – Kontext/Analyse – Interpretation.  Methodische und methodologische Grundfragen der Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften am Beispiel der Kant-Forster Kontroverse,” Halle, Germany, September 24-26, 2009.

 
 

“Johann Gottfried Herder Revisited: The Revolution in Scholarship in the Last Quarter Century,” Invited Lecture, Conference on “Johann Gottfried Herder: Reasoning Across Disciplines,” Sponsored by Kultrans – Cultural Transformations in the Age of Globaliation, University of Oslo, held in Bergen, Norway, May 26-29, 2010.

 
 

“Kant, Natural History, and the ‘Daring Adventure of Reason,’” Invited Lecture, North American Kant Society, Southern Section Inaugural Meeting, Texas A&M University, March 5-7, 2010.

 
 

“Soundings in Once and Future HPS,” Conference on “Science Studies in Context,” UCSD Science Studies Program, San Diego, California, March 19-20, 2010. 

 
 

“The Lenoir Thesis Revisited,” Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Study of Biology, Brisbane, Australia, July 12-17, 2009.

 
 

""Within the Limits..." -- Kant's Policing of the Boundaries of Nature and Reason." Natura,lism in Modern Philosophy, Columbia, S.C.. (March 30-31, 2007)

 
 

"Form In Biology: Summary Commentary on Conference Papers." Working Group on Form in Bioloyg, Karl Enrst von Baer Institute, Tartu, Estonia. (July 30- Aug 2, 2007)

 
 

"Kant and the Challenge of Naturalism." International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Study of Biology, Exeter, UK. (July 25-29, 2007)

 
 

"Rejoinder to Rouse." The Future of Science Studies: After the Science Wars, B oston University Program for History and Philosophy of Science, Boston, MA. (February 1, 2007)

 
 

"Should Kant have Abandoned the "Daring Adventure of Reason'? The Interest of Contemporary Naturalism in the Historicization of Nature in German Idealism." Naturalizing Purpose, ESCR Centre for Genomics and Society, Exeter, UK. (July 22-24, 2007)

 
 

presented paper.  "Herder and Historical Metanarrative." American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada. (April 2005)

 
 

public lecture.  "If Animals are Machines, so are We: Calling Descartes' Bluff in the Eighteenth Century." Scientia, Rice University. (November 2005)

 
 

presented paper.  "Maupertuis and Kant on Epigenesis." International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Science of Biology, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (July 2005)

 
 

presented paper.  "Naturalism in the Eighteenth Century." Philosophical Anthropology Reviewed and Renewed, Notre Dame University, Indiana. (May 2005)

 
 

presented paper.  "Naturalism in the Eighteenth Century: The Use of Spinozism in the Philosophies of Science of Diderot and Herder." DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth Century Studies, Tampa, Florida. (February 2005)

 
 

presented paper.  "What is the Current Status of the Public Sphere in Enlightenment Historiography?." Rethinking the Public Sphere, Rice University. (December 2005)

 
 

Presenter.  ""Kant's Persistent Ambivalence Toward Epigenesis, 1764-1790"." International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA. (August 2003)

 
 

Presenter.  ""Naturalism in the Eighteenth Century: The Use of SPinozism in the Philosophies of Science of Diderot and Herder"." Fishbein Center for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (October 2003)

 
 

Presenter.  ""Naturalism in the Eighteenth Century: The Use of Spinozism in the Philosophies of Science of Diderot and Herder"." Conference on Herder and the Philosophy of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Olsztyn, Poland. (September, 2003)

 
 

Lecturer.  ""Kant and Epigenesis"." Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. (05/02)

 
 

Speaker.  ""The Reception of the Scottish Enlightenment in Germany: Herder's Moment of Discerment"." Conference: "Europaeischer Kulturtransfer im 18. Jahrhundert, Potsdam, Germany. (05/02)

 
 Invited Talks
 

“Mt Fuji and Me: Aesthetic Identification with Nature and the Making of a (Romantic) Intellectual Historian,” Scientia Mini-Lecture, Rice Centennial Celebration, October 12, 2012.

 
 

Invited lecturer.  "From Knowledge to Culture: What's "New" in the Sociology of Knowledge?." Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. (August 2004)

 
 

Lecturer.  "Herder and the Philosophy of History." Department of History, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands. (December 7, 2004)

 
 

Invited lecturer.  "Historicism and Naturalism: Bridging the Epistemologies of the "two Cultures"." History as Discipline and Discourse, Central European University, Budapest Hungary. (October 2004)

 
 

Invited lecturer.  "Historicism and Naturalism: Bridging the Epistemologies of the Two Cultures." Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, CNRS Paris. (December 6, 2004)

 
 

Invited lecturer.  "Kant and Herder on History: Conjectural Beginning of the Human Race." Forschungszentrum Europaische Aufklarung, Potsdam, Germany. (December 3, 2004)

 
 

Invited Lecturer.  "Kant's Early Views on Epigenesis: The Role of Maupertuis." University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. (February 2004)

 
 

Refereed conference paper.  "Physiological Psychology: Herder's Engagement with Haller in the 1770s." International Herder Society Conference, Saarbrucken, Germany. (August 2004)

 
 

Invited paper.  "Robert Richards, The Romantic Conception of Life." American Philosophical Association, Pasadena, CA. (April 2004)

 
 

Speaker.  ""The University as a Community of Discourse"." Program in Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame. (10/02)

 
 

Speaker.  "Natura Naturans for the 21st Century: Blurring the Human/NonHuman Boundary with Some History of Philosophy." Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis. (09/02)

 
 Lectures
 

“Kant, Natural History, and the ‘Daring Adventure of Reason,’” Cultural Studies of Science and Technology Workshop, Rice Humanities Research Center, January 14, 2010.

 
 

Lecturer.  ""'This inscrutable principel of an original organization': Epigenesis and 'Looseness of Fit' in Kant's Philosophy of Science"." Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. (10/02)

 
 

Speaker.  ""Eighteenth-Century Epigenesis: Biology and Philosophy." Scientia, Rice University. (10/02)

 
 Other
 

"Policing Polygeneticism in Germany, 1775: (Kames,) Kant and Blumenbach ." "German Invention of Race" Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts. (May 2001)

 
 

"Epigenesis: Concept and Metaphor in J. G. Herder's Ideen (2001)." Aufklaerung und Aufklaerungskritik in Johann Gottfried Herders 'Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit'-- Biennial Conference of the International Herder Society, Weimar, Germany. (August 2000)

 
 

"Kant and the schoenen Wissenschaften: Contextualizing Dreams of a Spirit Seer ." Ninth International Kant Congress, Berlin, Germany. (March 26-31, 2000)

 
 

"Kant, Herder and the Question of schoenen Wissenschaft." Northeast Association for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference, Portland, Maine. (Oct. 26-29, 2000)

 
 

""Experience," "Objectivity" and Historical Inquiry: A Critique of Joan Scott and Dominick LaCapra." Invited Lecture, Center for Humanities, Cornell University. (February 5, 1999)

 
 

"Spinozism in the German Hochaufklaerung." Materialist Philosophy, Religious Heresy and Political Radicalism, 1650-1800, Clark Memorial Library, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies,UCLA, Los Angeles. (April 30- May1, 1999)

 
 

"Wilhelm von Humboldt and the Research University." Scientia Colloquium, Rice University. (September 14, 1999)

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, Eighteenth Century studies. (2004 - 2004)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Eighteenth Century studies. (2005 - 2005)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Ryan Foster, Ph.D. Schelling's Naturphilosophie. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Ryan Foster, Ph.D. Schelling's Naturphilosophie. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Ryan Foster, Ph.D. Schelling's Naturphilosophie. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Ryan Foster, Ph.D. Schelling's Naturphilosophie. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Natalia Bayer, Ph.D. The Spread of European Freemasonry into Russia in 18th Century. (Thesis Director)

 Natalia Bayer, Ph.D. The Spread of European Freemasonry into Russia in 18th Century. (Thesis Director)

 Natalia Bayer, Ph.D. The Spread of European Freemasonry into Russia in 18th Century. (Thesis Director)

 Natalia Bayer, Ph.D. The Spread of European Freemasonry into Russia in 18th Century. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Rice Seminar, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2013-2014)

 Innovations in Research Grant, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2012-2013)

 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, Rice University (Spring 2011.)

 Piper Professor of the Year, 2009, Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, State of Texas, (Spring 2009.)

 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, Rice University (05/02)

 President, International Herder Society (2000-2002)

 George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rice University (Spring 1999)

 Vice President, International Herder Society (1999-2000)

Positions Held
 President, International Herder Society. (2002 - 2002)