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Richard Fincham is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The American University in Cairo. He received his BA, MA (with distinction) and PhD from the University of Warwick. He was also a DAAD Stipendiat at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, in 2000/01. Prior to joining AUC, he taught Philosophy at both the University of Greenwich and the University of Warwick.
Fincham specializes in Kant and 19th Century German Philosophy. His research currently focuses upon the reception of Kant's critical writings in the 1790s and the development of German Idealism. He is currently writing a book on how F. W. J. Schelling's preoccupation with Naturphilosophie between 1797 and 1801 leads to the subversion of transcendental idealism and the emergence of absolute idealism.
Richard Fincham, "Transcendental Idealism and the Problem of the External World," Journal of the History of Philosophy (forthcoming).
Richard Fincham, "Critics of Kant: Jacobi, Reinhold, Maimon" in History of Continental Philosophy, vol.1 (Acumen, forthcoming).
Richard Fincham, "Schelling's Subversion of Fichtean Monism, 1794-1796" in Fichte-Studien Supplementa: Fichte, German Idealism and Early Romanticism (Rodopi, forthcoming).
Richard Fincham, "Hölderlin and Novalis: Re-appropriating the Reflection Model of Self-Consciousness" in Proceedings of the Twenty-first World Congress of Philosophy, vol.10, ed. Pinar Canevi & Stephen Voss (Ankara : Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2007), pp.183-188.
Richard Fincham, "Refuting Fichte with 'Common Sense': Friedrich Immanuel Niethammer's Reception of the Wissenschaftslehre 1794/5," Journal of the History of Philosophy 43:3 (2005), pp.301-324.
Richard Fincham, "The Impact of Aenesidemus upon Fichte and Schopenhauer," Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 10 (2000), pp.96-126.