Brigitte Sassen


Associate Professor of Philosophy, McMaster University



University Hall 306


905 525 9140 x23475


office hours 2009 - 10



BA University of Toronto (1985), PhD Penn State (1991)




Some publications:

“Varieties of Subjective Judgments: Judgments of Perception”. Kant-Studien 99/3 (2008): 269 – 284.


“Kant and Mendelssohn on the Implications of the ‘I Think’.” In Thomas M. Lennon and Robert J. Stainton eds. The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology.  Springer Science and Business Media B. V. 2008, 215 – 234.


“Kant on Molyneux’s Problem.”  British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12/3 (2004): 471 – 85.


“Heidegger on Van Gogh’s Old Shoes: The Use/Abuse of a Painting.” The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31/2 (2002): 160 – 73.


Kant’s Early Critics:The Empiricist Critique of the Theoretical Philosophy.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.


 “Critical Idealism in the Eyes of Kant’s Contemporaries,” Journal of the History of Philosophy  35/3 (1997): 421 – 54.


“Artistic Genius and the Question of Creativity”.  Akten des 7ten Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, vol. II ed. Gerhard Funke.  Bonn: Bouvier, 1991, 757 – 66.


Reprinted in Paul Guyer ed., Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment Critical Essays. Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, 171 – 9.

My “Kant and Mendelssohn on the Implications of the ‘I Think’” is chapter 12 of The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology






Classes in 2009 – 10:




Philosophy 1C03: Philosophy in Literature


Philosophy 3A06: From Kant to Hegel


Philosophy 754: Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment