Tim Aylsworth


I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Florida International University. I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2018. My area of specialization is Kant, and I am particularly interested in his concept of freedom. I work on a variety of questions that come up at the intersection of his practical and theoretical philosophy: What reasons (if any) do we have for believing in freedom? What do our beliefs about moral responsibility entail? How much can we know about free will? Etc. You can read more about my research and download some of my papers here.

In addition to Kant, I have other interests in early modern philosophy (especially Leibniz, Spinoza, and Hume). I am also working on some projects in applied and normative ethics. For more information, see my research page.

I started teaching at Texas A&M in 2008, and I continued at UW-Madison in 2010. I joined FIU in 2018. I've taught several courses over the years including formal and informal logic, ethics, intro, ancient, and modern. Check out my teaching page for more details, including information about current classes.

My CV is available here.

When I'm not studying or teaching philosophy, I'm probably pursuing one of my many hobbies: music, tennis, running, cycling, cooking, the board game go, and learning languages. You can find out more here.