Paul Guyer is a living legend in the world of Kant scholarship (and beyond). He has authored nine volumes on Kant and three on aesthetics and over 200 articles, edited six volumes of essays on Kant, co-translated four volumes of Kant’s works, and is the general co-editor of the Cambridge Edition of Kant’s collected works. He is routinely invited as keynote speaker to conferences around the world. He has written about virtually every aspect of Kant’s philosophy and forged novel and highly influential interpretations of Kant, particularly on aesthetics, transcendental idealism, and freedom in moral theory and political philosophy. There is a saying that one can philosophize for or against Kant, but one cannot philosophize without Kant; the same can be said of Guyer in relation to Kant interpretation worldwide.
Paul did his undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard University. In 1983 he came to University of Pennsylvania and stayed until 2012, where he became Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy, Brown University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, former president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association and the American Soceity for Aesthetics, and has been awarded the Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Franklin J. Matchette Prize of the American Philosophical Association, and the Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.