My research centers on early modern natural philosophy and metaphysics, with a special emphasis on the philosophy of space, time, and causality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Though my principle focus in this period is on the philosophy of Leibniz, I have also worked on Malebranche, Hobbes, and Spinoza. Beyond this period, I have interests in the history and philosophy of science more generally. Much of my current work is on competing conceptions of causality and how these ramify in other areas of the philosophy of science.
Areas of expertise: Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Time
Education and Degrees Earned
- B. A. Philosophy, University of Florida 1993
- Ph. D. Philosophy, Emory University 2001
- Sponsor of Phi Sigma Tau,
- The National Philosophy Honors Society