Professor Unna’s areas of expertise are Kant, Early Modern Philosophy, and Ethics. Her primary research focuses on Kant’s anthropology and his moral philosophy. Professor Unna’s publications on Kant include Vorbereitungen eines Unglücklichen zum freywilligen Tode (Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2000), “Kant’s Answers to the Casuistical Questions Concerning Self-disembodiment,” Kant-Studien 94 (2003), 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 (2012). In addition to her work on Kant, she has co-translated Heidegger’s On the Essence of Language (2004) and his Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language (2009) for SUNY Press. Professor Unna’s current research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and medicine in Kant’s opus.
- 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)