Yvonne Unna, Ph.D.
Professor Unna’s primary research focus is Kant’s philosophy, particularly his practical philosophy.
Professor Unna's primary research focus is Kant's philosophy, particularly his practical philosophy. She has worked on Kant's position on suicide (see her introduction to Vorbereitungen eines Unglücklichen zum freywilligen Tode (Georg Olms Verlag, 2000) and her "Kant's Answers to the Casuistical Questions Concerning Self-disembodiment," Kant-Studien 94 (2003)) as well as Kant's view of self-obligation (see her "The Faith in Reason and the Faith of Reason: Kant's Model of the Trustee-relationship" in New Athenaeum 7 (2004)). In addition to her work on Kant, her scholarship includes two book translations co-translated with Wanda Torres Gregory (Simmons College): Heidegger's On the Essence of Language (SUNY Press, 2004) as well as his Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language (SUNY Press, 2009). Dr. Unna's current research focuses on Kant's view of medicine
- 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)