Professor of Philosophy
Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence
University Professor in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1977
Research Interests: Early Modern (17th and 18th Century) Philosophy
Current Course Schedule
- Currently on Research Leave, Texas A&M Glasscock Center
Stephen Daniel works primarily on 17th and 18th century philosophy. He has written four books, authored more than sixty articles, and edited three volumes on modern philosophy and contemporary continental thought. His recent publications include articles on George Berkeley, G. W. Leibniz, John Toland, and Jonathan Edwards, and two edited collections of essays on Berkeley. He is past president of the International Berkeley Society, and is currently senior editor of Berkeley Studies and coordinator of the annual South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. He is a Texas A&M University Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence and University Professor in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. He is currently finishing a book on how Berkeley’s thought relates to other early modern philosophers (including Hobbes, Arnauld, Malebranche, Spinoza, and Bayle) and an article on Berkeley’s doctrine of God, as well as essays on Descartes on animals and Spinoza on the being-thing distinction.