My main research area is Early Modern Philosophy — more specifically, early modern philosophy of action, metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy of mind. I also dabble in Medieval Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion. At present, I am particularly interested in two things: (a) philosophical arguments concerning slavery in the 17th and 18th centuries, and (b) the notion of moral necessity in late medieval and early modern moral psychology. My research so far has focused mostly on the philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, though I have also published on other early modern authors.
University of Massachusetts, AmherstDepartment of PhilosophyProfessor
Department of Philosophy
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Areas of Interest
|17th/18th Century Philosophy|