Apart from my teaching and research, I also enjoy translating material from German into English. Below I describe a larger translation project I am currently engaged in, as well as list some translations of mine that have been published in the past.


Translation Projects

Background Sources to Kant’s Practical Philosophy.

I am currently engaged in a book-length translation project of various background source materials helpful for understanding Kant’s practical philosophy. With the help of a generous grant from the Frederick M. Barnard Trust, I am translating approximately 250 pages of reviews, selections from books, short articles, and lecture notes by authors such as Christian August Crusius, Christian Garve, J.G. Herder, H.A. Pistorius, August Wilhelm Rehberg, Christian Wolff, and others.

See here for a sample translation of Pistorius’ review of the Groundwork.

Published Translations

Klemme, Heiner. ‘How is Moral Obligation Possible? Kant’s “Principle of Autonomy” in Context’. In The Emergence of Autonomy in Kant’s Moral Theory. Edited by Stefano Bacin and Oliver Sensen. Cambridge University Press. (forthcoming)

Klemme, Heiner. ‘Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason’ in The Cambridge Kant Lexicon. Edited by Julian Wuerth. Cambridge University Press. (forthcoming)

Recki, Birgit. ‘”Mixtum compositum”: On the Persistence of Kant’s Dualism in the Doctrine of the Highest Good’ in The Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy. Ed. Thomas Höwing. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016, pg. 71-88.

Klemme, Heiner. ‘Knowing, Feeling, Desiring – Self-Possession. Reflections on the Connection between the Faculties in Kant’s Doctrine of the Categorical Imperative.’ in Kant’s Lectures. Ed. Bernd Dörflinger, Claudio La Rocca, Robert Louden, and Ubiraja Rancan de Azevedo-Marques. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, pg. 143 – 161.

Kuhlmann, Wolfgang. ‘A Plea for Transcendental Philosophy.’ in Pragmatism, Kant, and Transcendental Philosophy. Ed. Gabriele Gava, Robert Stern. Routledge, 2015, pg. 239 – 258.

Lumer, Christoph. ‘Three Types of Philosophical Theories.’ in Analisi. Annuario e Bollettino della Societa Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (SIFA). Udine: Mimesis, 2011, pg. 45-75.