Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., B.A. University of South Florida
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Feminist History of Philosophy
Selected Publications, Creative Work, or Performances
- “Wollstonecraft on Marriage as Virtue Friendship,” in S. Bergès and A. Coffee (eds.) Wollstonecraft's Social and Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press), forthcoming.
- "Berkeley's Bermuda Project in Context," in B. Belfrage and R. Brooks (eds.) A New Companion to Berkeley (New York and London: Bloomsbury), forthcoming.
- “Including Early Modern Women Writers in Survey Courses: A Call to Action,” co-authored with Jessica Gordon-Roth, Metaphilosophy, Vol. 46, No. 3 (July 2015), pp. 364-79.
- “Berkeley’s Bermuda Project and The Ladies Library,” in S. Charles (ed.), Berkeley Revisited: Moral, Social and Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2015), pp. 243-57.
- "The 'Empty Amusement' of Willing: Berkeley on Agent Causation," Berkeley Studies, 25 (2014), pp. 3-15. (Winner of 2015 Colin and Ailsa Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize).
- “The Non-Christian Influence on Anselm’s Proslogion Argument,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 69, No. 2 (2011), pp. 73-89.
- “Why Hume’s Counterexample is Insignificant and Why It is Not,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 5 (December 2009), pp. 955-979.
- “‘Presence’ and ‘Likeness’ in Arnauld’s Critique of Malebranche.” Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Vol. XXVI (2002), pp. 205-212.
- “Why Cartesian Ideas of Sense are Innate.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 38, No. 3 (September 2000), pp. 413-428.
- "Uniqueness in Descartes' ‘Infinite’ and ‘Indefinite’," History of Philosophy Quarterly Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 1998), pp. 23-35.
- “The Visible and the Invisible: Feminist Recovery in the History of Philosophy,” Conference on Recovering Women’s Past, University of Edinburgh, September 2016.
- “Astell and Berkeley on Passive Obedience and the Social Contract.” Invited lecture at the Locke Workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, April 2016.
- “Theories of Friendship: Reclaiming Women Writers,” Women's Intellectual History, New School for Social Research, New York, Sept 2015.
- “Berkeley’s Doctrine of Passive Disobedience,” Whitehall Museum House, Middletown, RI, Aug 2015.
- “George Berkeley in Newport: The Bermuda Proposal,” Trinity Church, Newport, RI, Oct 2014.
- “Mary Astell’s Anti-Aristotelian Theory of Friendship,” New York/New Jersey Research Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, John Jay College, Oct 2014 AND Northern New England Philosophical Association, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Oct 2014.
- “Astell’s Authority and Her Theory of Friendship,” Panel presentation: Power, Pedagogy, and Philosophy’s ‘Woman Problem,’ New School for Social Research, NYC, May 2014.
- "Activity and Passivity in Mary Astell's Theory of Friendship," conference on Women, Truth, Action, University of Helsinki, Oct 2013.
- "Rules for the Dissolution of a Friendship: Aristotle and Wollstonecraft on Marriage and Virtue Friendship," History of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Helsinki, Oct 2013.