University of Nevada, Las Vegas  

Department of Philosophy

David Forman
Associate Professor
Ph.D., The University of Chicago (August 2005)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Philosophy
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455028
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5028

Note: During Spring 2013, I will be Visiting Associate 
Professor at The University of British Columbia.

(702) 895-3624 Office Phone
(702) 895-3433 Department Phone
(702) 895-1279 Department Fax

Office Hours

Current/Upcoming Courses
Fall 2013: Ethical Theory (PHIL 450); Ethics for Scientists and Engineers (PHIL 242)
past courses: Reasoning and Critical Thinking (PHIL 102); Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 135); Ethics for Scientists and Engineers (PHIL 242);
Special Topics: War, Terrorism, and Justice (PHIL 352)l Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (PHIL 415); 19th Century Philosophy (PHIL 404); Health Care Ethics (EPS 739)

See UNLV's WebCampus and the Library's E-Reserves for course materials.

(published papers are available at

"Appetimus sub ratione boni: Kant's Practical Principles between Crusius and Leibniz."   Kant und die Philosophie in weltbuegerlicher Absicht. Akten des XI. Internationalen Kant Kongresses (forthcoming). [preprint PDF

"Kant on Moral Freedom and Moral Slavery."
Kantian Review, 17(1), pp. 1-32. Mar. 2012.

"Principled and Unprincipled Maxims." Kant-Studien 103(3), pp. 318-336. Sept. 2012.

"Second Nature and Spirit: Hegel on the Role of Habit in the Appearance of Perceptual Consciousness."  Southern Journal of Philosophy, 48(4). Dec. 2010.

"Autonomy as 'Second Nature': On McDowell's Aristotelian Naturalism."  Inquiry, 51(6), pp. 563-580. Dec. 2008.

"Free Will and the Freedom of the Sage in Leibniz and the Stoics." The History of Philosophy Quarterly, 25(3), pp. 203-219.  July 2008.

Review of Ermanno Bencivenga, Ethics Vindicated: Kant's Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse. In Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 19, 2007. URL:

"Learning and the Necessity of Non-Conceptual Content in Sellars' 'Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind.'"  In M.P. Wolf and M.N. Lance (eds.), The Self-Correcting Enterprise: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars (Poznań Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, vol. 92), pp. 115-145. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi 2006.

Recent/Upcoming Appearances:
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division meeting [website]


Christian Wolff's Proof of the Existence of God