books

(2018) Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.

The first study of British absolute time theories, the view that time is a kind of mind-independent thing. It covers British philosophy from the 1640s to the 1730s, and advances new readings of many thinkers, including Henry More, Walter Charleton, Isaac Barrow, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Samuel Clarke, and John Jackson.

(2018) Early Modern Women on Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.

The first book on the metaphysics of neglected early modern women philosophers, discussing causation, natural laws, identity, freedom, and many other issues. It covers Anna Maria van Schurman, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, Damaris Masham, Mary Astell, Catharine Cockburn, and Émilie du Chatelet.

journal articles

(forthcoming) “May Sinclair on Idealism and Pantheism”. Journal of the American Philosophical Association.

(forthcoming) “The Roots of C. D. Broad’s Growing Block Theory of Time”. Mind.

(2017) “Time, Space, and Process in Anne Conway”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 25: 990-1010

(2016) “On the “Evolution” of Locke’s Space and Time Metaphysics”. History of Philosophy of Quarterly 33: 305-326. Download

(2015) “Henry More and the Development of Absolute Time”. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 54: 11-19. Download

(2015) “British Idealist Monadologies and the Reality of Time: Hilda Oakeley against McTaggart, Leibniz, and others”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23: 1150-1168.  Download

(2015) “In Defence of Real Cartesian Motion: A Reply to Lennon”. Journal of the History of Philosophy 53: 747-762.  Download

(2015) “Hilda Oakeley on Idealism, History and the Real Past”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23: 933-953.  Download

(2015) “Catharine Cockburn on Unthinking Immaterial Substance: On Souls, Space and Related Matters”. Philosophy Compass 10: 255–263.  Download

(2013) “Space, Time, and Samuel Alexander”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21: 549-569.  Download

(2013) “Catharine Cockburn on Substantival Space”. History of Philosophy Quarterly 30: 195-214.  Download

(2013) “Baking with Kant and F. H. Bradley”. With Jessica Leech. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies 19: 75-94.  Download

book chapters

(2018) “Anne Conway on the Identity of Creatures over Time”, in Emily Thomas (ed.), Early Modern Women on Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.

(2017) “Creation, Divine Freedom, and Catharine Cockburn: An Intellectualist on Possible Worlds and Contingent Laws”, in Jacqueline Broad and Karen Detlefsen (eds.), Women and Liberty, 1600-1800. Oxford University Press.

(2016) “Samuel Alexander’s Spacetime God: A Naturalist Rival to Current Emergentist Theologies”, pp. 225-273, in Y. Nagasawa and A. Buckareff (eds.), Alternative Concepts of God. Oxford University Press: New York.

book reviews

(2016) “Descartes-agonistes: Physico-mathematics, method and corpuscular-mechanism 1618-33, by John Schuster”. Annals of Science 73: 112-114.

(2015). “Self, Reason, and Freedom: A New Light on Descartes’ Metaphysics, by Andrea Christofidou”. Mind 124: 616-619.