Assistant Professor of Philosophy
PhD. Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2007
M.A. English, Ohio State University, 1997
B.A. Linguistics, Ohio State University, 1995
Research specialties and interests
Early modern ethics, metaphysics, epistemology (Descartes to Kant, esp. Leibniz)
Dissertation: The Science of Right in Leibniz’s Practical Philosophy, on the deontic foundations of Leibniz’s moral and political philosophy.
Other interests: historical and contemporary virtue ethics; aesthetics, philosophy of psychology; ancient philosophy.
The Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.
"Leibniz, Pufendorf, and the Possibility of Moral Self-Governance", British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 21, No.2, 2013
"The Grounds of Right and Obligation in Leibniz and Hobbes," The Review of Metaphysics (March 2009).
“Deontic Foundations in Leibniz’s Practical Philosophy,” Studia Leibnitiana (Band 38/39, Heft 2, 2006/7, appeared 2009)
Personal website: www.chrisjohnsphd.net