Research

I am currently working on Margaret Cavendish’s account of accidents.

Some of my recently published work has examined Thomas Hobbes’s objections to the Meditations, Hobbes’s view of the relationship between mathematics and physics, and Margaret Cavendish’s criticisms of Hobbes’s explanation of visual perception.

An abbreviated version of my CV is available here.

Journal Articles

Visual Perception as Patterning: Cavendish against Hobbes on SensationHistory of Philosophy Quarterly 33 (2016): 193-214.

The Ethics of Organ Tourism: Role Morality and Organ Transplantation, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, forthcoming.

Hobbes on Natural Philosophy as ‘True Physics’ and Mixed MathematicsStudies in History and Philosophy of Science 56 (2016): 43-51. Published Version.

Demarcating Aristotelian Rhetoric: Rhetoric, the Subalternate Sciences, and Boundary Crossing, Apeiron 48 (2015): 99-122. Published Version.

The Wax and the Mechanical Mind: Reexamining Hobbes’s Objections to Descartes’s MeditationsBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (2014): 403-424. Published Version.

Hobbes, Definitions, and Simplest ConceptionsHobbes Studies 27 (2014): 35-60. Published Version.

Explaining the Theory of Mind Deficit in Autism Spectrum DisorderPhilosophical Studies 163 (2013): 233-249. Published Version.

Modularity, Theory of Mind, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Philosophy of Science 78 (2011): 763-773. Published Version.

Empirical Evidence and the Knowledge-That/Knowledge-How Distinction, Synthese 170 (2009): 97-114. Published Version.

Book Chapters

Descartes on Intuition and Ideas, coauthored with Peter Machamer, in Rational Intuition: Philosophical Roots, Scientific Investigations, Lisa Osbeck and Barbara Held, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 75-89.

Triage Priorities, Ethical Obligations, and Military Physicians, in Physicians at War: The Dual-Loyalties Challenge, Fritz Allhoff, ed. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008), 215-236.