Daniel Sacilotto

Daniel Sacilotto is a fifth-year comparative literature PhD student at UCLA. His research focuses on the reconciliation of rationalism with materialism, and the pursuit of a revisionary naturalism through the work of Wilfrid Sellars, Alain Badiou, Jay Rosenberg, and Ray Brassier. He is currently revising a full-length monograph tentatively titled Saving the Noumenon: An Essay on the Foundations of Ontology, in which he develops the idea that a materialist metaphysics requires the rehabilitation of a new transcendental epistemology, which depurates the traditional Kantian account from its metaphysical envelopment.