Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophie

PhD, MA in Philosophy, University of Toronto
BA, Bishop University

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Some of my popular writing is collected in In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy, edited by Andrew Irvine and John S. Russell, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.

My latest scholarly research has been a book entitled: Pascal the Philosopher, now in press with University of Toronto Press and scheduled to appear in 2013.


  • Philosophical Wagers (2012)
  • The Philosophy of Pascal (2009)
  • Leibniz's Later Philosophy (2007)
  • Realism and Modern Philosophy (2006)

Selected publications

"'La plus belle proposition modale'ou comment Leibniz améliora la version cartésienne de l'argument ontologique »" in Descartes et ses critiques, ed. Sébastien Charles & Syliane Malinowski-Charles, Québec, Presses de l'Université de Laval, 2011

"Cicero's Neglected Argument from Design," The British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17.2 (2009), pp. 235-245.

Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought, Ashgate, 2005

Fields of Interest

  • Modern Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
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