Karl Ameriks

Karl P. Ameriks (born 1947) is an American philosopher. He is the Emeritus McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Karl Ameriks
EducationYale University (Ph.D.)
AwardsAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship
Era21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolKantian philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Notre Dame
ThesisCartesianism and Wittgenstein: The Legacy of Subjectivism in Contemporary Philosophy of Mind (1973)
Doctoral advisorKarsten Harries

Education and careerEdit

Ameriks studied at Yale University, A.B., summa cum laude (1969), Ph.D. (1973), where he wrote his thesis under the direction of Karsten Harries. He joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 1973, and taught there for more than forty years.

He is regarded as one of the foremost scholars of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and has written widely in the history of late modern and Continental philosophy. Ameriks co-edits the series Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.[1]


  • Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982; expanded ed., 2000)
  • Kant and the Fate of Autonomy: Problems in the Appropriation of the Critical Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000)
  • Interpreting Kant’s Critiques (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003)
  • Kant and the Historical Turn: Philosophy as Critical Interpretation (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006)
  • Kant's Elliptical Path (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2012)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 April 2011.

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