History of philosophy: early modern philosophy
Much of my research, leading to my recent book Materialism from Hobbes to Locke (Oxford University Press, 2022), has looked at the philosophical debate about materialism in seventeenth-century Europe. The book looks at Thomas Hobbes and John Locke alongside several other figures, including Henry More, Ralph Cudworth, and Margaret Cavendish. In other work I have looked at some of the metaphysical views of G.W. Leibniz. In current work I’m continuing to look at Hobbes, Cudworth, Cavendish, and Locke, as well as some of Locke’s later critics.
Seminar on Locke’s Essay; Early modern philosophy