Bio and CV

Since Fall 2014, I have  have been a faculty member in the Philosophy Department of the University of Toronto . My primary research interests are metaphysics and it's history (mainly in German philosophy). My first book, Kant's Modal Metaphysics, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. I am currently working on a book about what Kant's critique of metaphysics has to do with contemporary analytic metaphysics; it's tentative title is How is Metaphysics Possible? A Critique of Analytic Reason.

From March 2019 to August 2020 I will be a Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Bonn and at Humboldt University in Berlin.

While most of my published work has been about Kant, I am increasingly interested in pre-Kantian rationalism (Spinoza, Leibniz) and in Post-Kantian figures, especially Hegel and Heidegger. I also work on contemporary metaphysics and aesthetics. I also have side interests in Jewish philosophy, early analytic philosophy, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of religion, and critical theory. 

I also blog occasionally about aesthetics at Aesthetics for Birds. I can be found on Twitter at @sturmundstang. I am also available at and at PhilPapers. Here is my CV.