Oliver Thorndike received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA in 2009. A native of Germany, he had previously earned an MA in Philosophy from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Koç University, Istanbul. Currently, he teaches at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He has published articles on the influence of the early modern philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten on Kant’s ethical thought. His book, Kant’s Transition Project in Practical Philosophy, is in preparation.