Professor Unna’s primary research focus is Kant’s philosophy, particularly his practical philosophy.
Professor Unna's research focuses on Kant’s philosophy, particularly his practical philosophy. She has written on Kant’s position on suicide in Vorbereitungen eines Unglücklichen zum freywilligen Tode (Georg Olms Verlag, 2000) and "Kant's Answers to the Casuistical Questions Concerning Self-disembodiment," Kant-Studien 94, no. 4 (2003). Her current research focuses on Kant’s view of the relationship between philosophy and medicine. Her most recent publications include “A Draft of Kant’s Reply to Hufeland: Autograph, Transcription (Wolfgang G. Bayerer), and English Translation (Yvonne Unna),” Kant-Studien 103, no. 1 (2012) and “A Draft of Kant’s Reply to Hufeland: Key Questions of Kant’s Dietetics and the Problem of Its Systematic Place in His Philosophy,” Kant-Studien 103, no. 3 (2012). Her other scholarly work includes two book translations co-translated with Wanda Torres Gregory: Heidegger's On the Essence of Language (SUNY Press, 2004) and his Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language (SUNY Press, 2009).
- Ph.D., Boston University
- M.A., Universität Hamburg
- Goethe-Institute Translation Grant for Heidegger translation with SUNY Press (2008)
- University Research Council Summer Stipend, Seton Hall University (2005)
- NEH Summer Institute "Nature, Art, and Politics after Kant," Colorado State University (2001)
- University Research Council Summer Stipend, Seton Hall University (1999)
- Institute of International Education, Quadrille Ball Scholarship of the Germanistic Society of America (1990-1991)