Research Interests: Early Modern (17th and 18th Century) Philosophy
Current Course Schedule
- PHIL 251-200. Introduction to Philosophy (Honors). TR 2:20-3:35. YMCA 113
- PHIL 412-500. Seventeenth Century Philosophy. TR 5:30-6:45. YMCA 113
Office Hours: TR 12:00-2:00; by appointment
Stephen Daniel works primarily on 17th and 18th century philosophy. He has written four books, authored more than fifty 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, senior editor of Berkeley Studies, coordinator of the annual South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, and Texas A&M University Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence. He is currently working on Descartes’ and Locke’s doctrines of mental substances and Spinoza’s treatment of attributes, and is writing a book on how Berkeley’s thought relates to other early modern philosophers (including Hobbes, Arnauld, Malebranche, Spinoza, and Bayle).