Email: sdrd at ufl dot edu
Phone: (352) 273-1808
Office: 330A Griffin-Floyd Hall
Office hours (Fall 2014): Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm, and by appointment
I'm an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Florida. My research focuses on early modern European philosophy, in particular on the history of discussions of materialism. The project began by looking at the materialist philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, and the reactions of other modern philosophers to Hobbes's views. As the project has developed, I've been looking more at Leibniz's criticisms of materialism, and at the work of other early modern materialists, such as John Toland and Margaret Cavendish.
For a complete list of publications, see my publications page.
The Letters in the Philosophical Letters describes some features of Margaret Cavendish's Philosophical Letters. For each of the letters in the Letters it gives a brief description of the letter's topic, and says which authors and texts are referred to.