books

(forthcoming 2020) Philosophers Abroad: The Meaning of Travel. Oxford University Press.
How can we think more deeply about our travels? Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, this popular monograph traverses the places where philosophy and travel intersect. It investigates Michel de Montaigne on otherness, John Locke on cannibals, and Henry Thoreau on wilderness. We discover the dark side of maps, how the philosophy of space fuelled mountain tourism, and ask whether intergalactic travel will affect human significance in a leviathan universe.

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

This scholarly monograph provides 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, advancing new – and controversial! – readings of many thinkers, including Henry More, Walter Charleton, Isaac Barrow, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Samuel Clarke, and John Jackson.
Reviewed in: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2018), H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences (2019), Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (2019: 557-8).

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

This edited collection offers the first sustained study of 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.
Reviewed in: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2018), Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (2019: 167-168), the Times Literary Supplement (2019).

journal articles

(forthcoming) “Time and Subtle Pictures in the History of Philosophy”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society .

(forthcoming) “Anne Conway as a Priority Monist: A Reply to Gordon-Roth”. Journal of the American Philosophical Association.

(2019) “May Sinclair on Idealism and Pantheism”. Journal of the American Philosophical Association  5: 137-157.

(2019) “The Roots of C. D. Broad’s Growing Block Theory of Time”. Mind 128: 527–549.

(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.