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Publications

For a complete list of publications, see my CV.

Books

Articles

Links [pdf] are generally to the author's penultimate draft. Please cite only the published version. If you do not have access to a particular article, email me and I will make it available to you.

Forthcoming
  • "Hobbes on Moral Virtue and the Laws of Nature," in The Battle of the Gods and Giants Redux: Central Themes in Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Patricia Easton and Kurt Smith (Brill) [pdf]
  • "The Actual World," in The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz, ed. Maria Rosa Antognazza (Oxford University Press) [pdf]
  • "Monads," in The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz, ed. Maria Rosa Antognazza (Oxford University Press) [pdf]
Published
  • "Bayle's Dog and the Dynamics of the Soul," in Leibniz et Bayle: Confrontation et Dialogue, ed. Christian Leduc, Paul Rateau, Jean-Luc Solère (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015), 197-218 [pdf]
  • "Reading Descartes as a Stoic: Appropriate Action, Virtue, and the Passions," in Philosophie antique 14 (2014), 129-155 [pdf]
  • "Justice and Circumstances: Theodicy and Universal Religion," in New Essays on Leibniz’s Theodicy, ed. Samuel Newlands and Larry M. Jorgenson (Oxford University Press, 2014), 71-91 [pdf]
  • "Laws and Powers in Leibniz," in God, Man, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives, ed. Eric Watkins (Oxford University Press, 2013), 149-174 [pdf]
  • "Hedonism and Virtue" (with Erin Frykholm), in The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth-Century, ed. Peter Anstey (Oxford University Press, 2013), 415-441 [pdf]
  • "The End of Ends? Aristotelian Themes in Early Modern Ethics," in The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics, ed. Jon Miller (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 194-221 [pdf]
  • "Freedom as a Philosophical Ideal: Nietzsche and His Antecedents," Inquiry 54/5 (2011), 512-540 [pdf]
  • "Spinoza's Conception of Law: Metaphysics and Ethics," in Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide, ed. Yitzhak Y. Melamed and Michael Rosenthal (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 143-167 [pdf]
  • "Leibniz on Compossibility" (with James Messina), Philosophy Compass 4/6 (2009), 962-977 [pdf]
  • "Spinoza and the Dictates of Reason," Inquiry 51/5 (2008), 485-511
  • "Leibniz on Infinitesimals and the Reality of Force," in Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries, ed. Ursula Goldenbaum and Douglas Jesseph (De Gruyter, 2008), 255-280 [pdf]
  • "Leibniz as Idealist," Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 4 (2008), 141-190 [pdf]
  • "Leibniz on Spontaneity," in Leibniz: Nature and Freedom, ed. Donald Rutherford and J.A. Cover (Oxford University Press, 2005), 156-180
  • "Metaphor and the Language of Philosophy," in Leibniz et les Puissances du Langage, ed. F. Nef and D. Berlioz (Vrin, 2005), 271-284 [pdf]
  • On the Happy Life: Descartes vis-à-vis Seneca," in Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations, ed. Steven Strange and Jack Zupko (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 177-197
  • "Idealism Declined: Leibniz and Christian Wolff," in Leibniz and His Correspondents, ed. Paul Lodge (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 214-237
  • "In Pursuit of Happiness: Hobbes’s New Science of Ethics," Philosophical Topics 31/1&2 (2003), 369-393 [pdf]
  • "Descartes' Ethics", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2003 Edition; rev. February 2013), ed. Edward N. Zalta
  • "Patience sans Espérance: Leibniz’s Critique of Stoicism," in Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Jon Miller and Brad Inwood (Cambridge University Press, 2003), 62-89
  • "The Consolations of Theodicy: Leibniz and the Stoics," in The Problem of Evil in Early Modern Philosophy, ed. E. Kremer and M. Latzer (Toronto, 2001)
  • "G.W. Leibniz," in The Blackwell Guide to the Modern Philosophers, ed. S. Emmanuel (Blackwell, 2000)
  • "Malebranche's Theodicy," in The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche, ed. S. Nadler (Cambridge, 2000). [pdf]
  • "Salvation as a State of Mind: The Place of Acquiescentia in Spinoza's Ethics," British Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (1999), 447-73.
  • "Leibniz and Mysticism," in Leibniz, Mysticism and Religion, ed. A. Coudert, R. Popkin and G. Weiner (Kluwer, 1998), 22-46 [pdf]
  • "Demonstration and Reconciliation: The Eclipse of the Geometrical Method in Leibniz's Philosophy," in Leibniz’s 'New System', ed. R. Woolhouse (Olschki, 1996), 181-201
  • "Language and Philosophy in Leibniz," in The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz, ed. N. Jolley (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 224-269
  • "Metaphysics: The Late Period," in The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz, ed. N. Jolley (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 124-175
  • "Leibniz and the Problem of Monadic Aggregation," Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 76 (1994), 65-90
  • "Natures, Laws and Miracles: The Roots of Leibniz's Critique of Occasionalism," in Causation in Early Modern Philosophy, ed. S. Nadler (Penn State Press, 1993), 135-158.
  • "Leibniz's Principle of Intelligibility," History of Philosophy Quarterly 9 (1992), 35-49 [pdf]
  • "Leibniz's 'Analysis of Multitude and Phenomena into Unitites and Reality'," Journal of the History of Philosophy 28/4 (1990), 525-52
  • "Phenomenalism and the Reality of Body in Leibniz's Later Philosophy," Studia Leibnitiana 22 (1990), 11-28
  • "Terms, Predication and the Complete Concept of an Individual Substance," in Leibniz: Questions de Logique, ed. A. Heinekamp, Studia Leibnitiana, Sonderheft 15 (1988), 130-44 [pdf]