My research focuses on the history of modern German philosophy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. My dissertation, "Being and the Good: Natural Teleology in Early Modern German Philosophy," studies three attempts in early modern Germany to account for purpose and order in a mechanistic worldview: those of Leibniz, Wolff, and Kant. My primary research in the coming years will be on topics in metaphysics and philosophy of science in the scholastic tradition in early modern Germany, and on the significance of this tradition for interpreting Kant. I have further research interests in nineteenth-century German philosophy, especially…

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