Corey Dyck

Acting Graduate Chair

Kant, History of German Philosophy

BA University of British Columbia; MA Catholic University of Leuven; Ph.D. Boston College


Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85749
Office: Stevenson Hall 4138

I specialize in the history of German philosophy, with an emphasis on the eighteenth century. My recent research has focused on issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind in the period from Leibniz to Kant. Currently, I am working on a monograph (entitled The First Fifty Years of German Philosophy) that will consider the history of German philosophy beginning with the publication of Wolff's German Metaphysics in 1720 through to Kant's Inaugural Dissertation of 1770. 
I regularly teach graduate courses on all aspects of Kant's philosophy, and on contemporary appropriations of Kant's thought (particularly in epistemology and philosophy of mind), and am interested in supervising graduate students who work in any area of the history of German thought (classical and contemporary). 

Recent Publications


Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany, edited with an introduction by Corey W. Dyck (Oxford UP, 2021).

Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750), edited and translated, with an introduction by Corey W. Dyck (Oxford UP, 2019; paperback 2020).

Kant and his German Contemporaries, edited with an introduction by Corey W. Dyck & Falk Wunderlich (Cambridge UP, 2018; paperback 2019).


“Before and Beyond Leibniz: Tschirnhaus and Wolff on Experience and Method” in The Experiential Turn in 18th Century German Philosophy, eds. K. DeBoer and T. Prunea-Bretonnet (Routledge, 2021), 17-36.

“On Prejudice and the Limits to Learnedness: Dorothea Christiane Erxleben and the Querelle des Femmes” in Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany, C. W. Dyck (ed.) (Oxford UP, 2021), 51-71.

“Imagination and Association in Kant’s Theory of Cognition.” In Konzepte der Einbildungskraft in der Philosophie, den Wissenschaften und den Künsten des 18. Jahrhunderts, eds. R. Meer, G. Motta, G. Stiening (DeGruyter, 2019), 351-70.


"The Proof Structure of Kant's A-Edition Objective Deduction". In Giuseppe Motta & Dennis Schulting (eds.), Kant’s Deduction From Apperception: An Essay on the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. Berlin: DeGruyter (forthcoming)

“Tetens as a Reader of Kant’s Inaugural Dissertation.” In Natur und Freiheit, Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, Violette Waibel, Margit Ruffing, and David Wagner (eds.), (DeGruyter, 2018), 857-66.

“The Spinozan-Wolffian Philosophy? Mendelssohn’s Dialogues of 1755.” In Kant-Studien 109(2), 251-269 (2018).