I work in the history of European philosophy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, especially in the German context. My main interests lie in topics in metaphysics and philosophy of science, such as causation and explanation. My primary research project deals with the reception of Descartes in seventeenth- and early-eighteenth century German universities--a phenomenon sometimes called 'Cartesian Scholasticism'. I am tracing the development of the concepts of cause and substance through the confluence of Cartesian and Aristotelian ideas in the German scholastic tradition from Johann Clauberg (1622-65) to Christian Wolff (1679-1754)…

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