Instructor in Philosophy
Doctorat en Philosophie (2003), University of Paris - Sorbonne
Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (1996), University of Paris - Sorbonne
Maîtrise de Philosophie (1994), University of Paris - Sorbonne
BA in Philosophy (1989), San Francisco State University
My main focus in philosophy is the Early Modern Period, especially Leibniz and Descartes. My thesis dealt with the early work of Leibniz, translating some of his work into French, the language my thesis was written it, for the first time. I am especially interested in the very rich work done on the border of philosophy and science in this period where they were more tightly, or at least more apparently, connected. Working on this period also allows me to combine my enthusiasm for languages and my interests in science.
Since completing my thesis and coming to ISU, I have rediscovered my passion for contemporary analytic philosophy, and this has been reflected in, and is in part a result of, my courses on Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Language. In point of fact, I take great pleasure in researching and if possible teaching all areas of philosophy and also in exploring the points of contact with other fields of study.
I am at present working on several topics first developed in my thesis, ranging from work on impact, to Leibniz’s early work on Alchemy and later work on public health programs.
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Introduction to Ethics
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Language
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