Location: Bowdoin / Matthew Stuart

Philosophy

Matthew Stuart

Professor of Philosophy
Chair of Philosophy Department

Contact Information

mstuart@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3212
Philosophy
206 Edward Pols House



Fall 2014

  • Strange Worlds (PHIL 1436)
  • Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (PHIL 2429)


Matthew Stuart: Bowdoin College: Philosophy

Education

  • B.A. University of Vermont
  • M.A. Cornell University
  • Ph.D. Cornell University

Research and Teaching Interests

My research is in early modern philosophy, and to date I’ve mostly focused on Locke’s metaphysics and epistemology in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690). I teach classes about a range of early modern philosophers (including Descartes, Spinoza, Hume, and Kant). I also teach non-historical classes on a variety of topics, including death, applied ethics, 20th century analytic philosophy, and metaphysics.


Looking for a good book to read? Here is a list I give to my students. (link will open a PDF - Portable Document Format PDF)


Curriculum Vitae (link will open a PDF - Portable Document Format PDF)



Books

Locke's Metaphysics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2013.

A Companion to Locke. Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming. (table of contents - PDF)

Locke's Metaphysics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2013.    A Companion to Locke

Articles

“Revisiting People and Substances,” in The Key Debates of Modern Philosophy, Duncan and LoLordo, eds., Routledge, 2013, 186-196. 

“Locke,” in A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, T. O’Connor & C. Sandis, Eds.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Co., 2010, 490-495.

“Having Locke’s Ideas,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 48, 2010, 35-59.

“Lockean Operations,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 18, 2008, 511-533.

“Locke’s Colors,” Philosophical Review 112, 2003, 57-96.

“Locke on Natural Kinds,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 16, 1999, 277-296.

“Descartes’s Extended Substances,” in New Essays on the Rationalists, Gennaro and Huenemann eds., Oxford University Press, 1999, 82-104.

“Locke on Superaddition and Mechanism,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 6, 1998, 351-379.

“Locke’s Geometrical Analogy,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 13, 1996, 451-467.