tad in lawnchairI am a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

I received my Ph. D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. Before coming to Michigan in 2010, I was a member of the Department of Philosophy at Duke University for over 20 years.

My areas of specialization are the history of early modern philosophy (17th and 18th centuries) and the history and philosophy of early modern science. I have as particular research interests the influence of scholasticism on early modern thought, the nature of the “Scientific Revolution,” and early modern accounts of substance, causation and freedom.

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