Professor of Philosophy
- Ph.D., Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University
- M.A., Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University
- B.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University
Areas of Expertise & Competence
- Modern Philosophy
- History of Philosophy
- Ancient Philosophy
- Ethical Theory & Applied Ethics
- Feminist Philosophy
- Philosophy of Law
Conferences & Presentations
- Workshop on Berkeley, University of Western
Ontario: September 2010. Presentation: Expanding the Notion of ‘Activity’ in
Berkeley’s Philosophy of Mind.
International Berkeley Society, Newport, RI: June 2008. International Berkeley Society: Moral Motivation in Berkeley’s Theory of Intentionality.
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division: December 2006. International Berkeley Society: A Coherent Interpretation of Berkeley’s Actively Passive Mind.
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division: March 2006. Colloquium Paper: The Berkeley Triangle and the Occasionalism that Lurks Beneath.
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division: December 2005. Colloquium Paper: Berkeley’s Mental Architecture: A Coherent Account of Intentionality.
Claremont Philosophy Colloquium: October 2005. Presentation: Berkeley’s Mental Architecture.
UC Irvine Cartesian Circle: August 2004.Presentation: The Problem of Simplicity in Berkeley.
Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities: January 2004. Paper: Contemporary Dualism: Is the Ghost Still in the Machine?
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division: December 2003. Colloquium Paper: Anger in Plato's Laws: The Ambivalent Master.
Claremont Philosophy Colloquium: December 2003. Presentation: Plato's Laws.
Claremont Early Modern Studies Graduate Symposium: March 1999. Presentation: Looking in the Cartesian Mirror: Redefining 17th Century Feminine Identity.
National Committee To Prevent Child Abuse Annual Conference: March 1996. Presentation: Early Findings in the William - Penn Child Abuse Prevention - Child Care Initiative.
“Berkeley’s Cartesian Account of Volitional Causation” in Manusya Journal of Humanities, Spring 2009.
“Berkeley’s Actively Passive Mind” in Reexamining Berkeley’s Philosophy, ed. Stephen Daniel, University of Toronto Press, 2007.
“Contemporary Dualism: Is the Ghost Still in the Machine?” The Proceedings for the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 2004.
Book Review of Talia Mae Bettcher’s Berkeley’s Philosophy of Spirit in Berkeley Studies, No. 19, 2009.
Book Review of Francois Poullain de la Barre’s Three Cartesian Feminist Treatises translated by Vivien Bosley, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Number 7, October - November 2003.