Alessandro Topa is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at The American University in Cairo. He received his MA and PhD from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, Germany.
His current research work on modality and apperception is focused on a complete reconstruction of the metaphysical deduction of categories in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Moreover, he studies Charles S. Peirce’s theory of normativity (including his mature semiotic logic) and its derivation from the theory of categories.
Further Areas of Specialization and Interest
Historic: Classical Greek philosophy, German idealism, American and Transcendental pragmatism
Systematic: Logic, philosophy of language, theory of action
"A Circle of Categories of Which Kant’s Form an Arc", in: Engel, F., Queisner, M. & Viola, T. (Eds.), Das Bildnerische Denken: Charles S. Peirce, pp. 189-218, Berlin 2012.