Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Anderson Hall 737
University of Notre Dame, Ph.D.
Lara Ostaric specializes in Kant, post-Kantian philosophy and aesthetics. She is interested in the issues of moral teleology, metaphysics and epistemology and their relation to aesthetics. Her current book project, tentatively titledCritique of Judgment and the Unity of Kant’s Critical System, explores the role of aesthetic judgment for the relation between theoretical and practical reason in Kant, how Kant’s third Critique points uniquely beyond Kant’s own critical framework and how it bears on the development of post-Kantian philosophy. Lara Ostaric studied at Chicago, Notre Dame, was a DAAD fellow and fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich.
Current or Recent Courses
- Problems in Aesthetics
- Introduction to Aesthetics
- Interpreting Schelling: Critical Essays, L. Ostaric, ed., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
- “Absolute Freedom and Creative Agency in Early Schelling,” Philosophisches Jahrbuch 119.1, 2012, 69-93.
- “Kant on the Normativity of Creative Production,” Kantian Review 17.1, February 2012, 75-107.
- “Aesthetic Judgment and the Completion of Kant’s Critical System,” in Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense, Claudio La Rocca et al., eds., Proceedings of the Eleventh International Kant Congress, Berlin/NY, de Gruyter (forthcoming).
- “Works of Genius as Sensible Exhibitions of the Idea of the Highest Good,” Kant-Studien 101.1, March 2010, 22-39.
- “Kant’s Account of Nature’s Systematicity and the Unity of Theoretical and Practical Reason,” Inquiry52.2, April 2009, 155-178.
- “Kant’s Conception of Genius and the ‘Moral Image of the World’ – The Artist and Her Work as a Source of Moral Motivation,” in Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie, Valerio Rohden et al., eds., Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, Berlin/NY, de Gruyter, 2008, 3, 687-696.