I am a historian of philosophy with a primary focus on the work of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at New College of Florida, a public liberal arts honors college located in Sarasota, FL. I have taught at New College since 2018. In my research, I explore how Leibniz interacted with his contemporaries and framed conversations about philosophy, religion, and science as well as how historical developments influence our perception of his work today. As a teacher, I work with students to develop intellectual tools for understanding the world, and encourage them to connect philosophical discussions to their interests in other disciplines.
I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at New College of Florida. My work centers on Leibniz’s natural philosophy and his reception of the mechanical conception of nature, as well as the global development and interaction of philosophical ideas. I believe that the philosophical past shapes the philosophical questions that we ask in the present,… Continue reading About
My research falls into two general areas, the history and philosophy of science, and the historiography of philosophy. History and Philosophy and Science My work concerns the interactions between traditional metaphysical ideas and the seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. While the mechanical philosophy displaced many assumptions about the natural world, many traditional views about subjects including causation,… Continue reading Research
I am currently teaching Medieval Philosophy and Classical Chinese Philosophy at New College of Florida. I have also taught Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Introductory Logic at Villanova University, and World Philosophy at Rowan University. Genuine learning involves the recognition that there is a larger world to discover. I value philosophy as a form of… Continue reading Teaching