Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2003
Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
17th/18th Century Philosophy
Areas of Interest
17th/18th Century Philosophy

I'm an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Florida. My research focuses on early modern European philosophy.

Most of my research is connected to a long-running project, which I sometimes think of as 'materialism from the Third Objections to the New Essays' – that is, philosophical discussions of materialism from Hobbes's objections to Descartes's Meditations in 1641, to Leibniz's objections to Locke's Essay in the early years of the eighteenth century. There was a long, connected debate there, which I've been exploring in a series of papers. Those address topics including Hobbes's materialism; related views of Hobbes's suc…

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