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June 13, 2014 -- manager

Selected Publications

‘The Case Against Powers.’ In Causal Powers in Science: Blending Historical and Conceptual Perspectives. Ed. Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming

 

‘Archetypes without Patterns: Locke on Relations and Mixed Modes.’ Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. Forthcoming

 

Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception. Oxford University Press, UK, 2017

 

Laws of Nature. Co-editor, with Lydia Patton. Oxford University Press, UK, 2017

 

‘Phenomenal Intentionality and the Problem of Representation.’ Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2, 1 (2016)

 

‘Leibniz on Sensation and the Limits of Reason.’ History of Philosophy Quarterly 33, 2 (2016)

 

‘Malebranche and the Riddle of Sensation.’ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 88, 3 (2014)

 

‘What is Locke’s Theory of Representation?’ British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 20, 6 (2012)

 

Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy.  Oxford University Press, UK, 2009

 

‘Causation, Intentionality, and the Case for Occasionalism.’  Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90, 2 (2008)

 

Locke’s Philosophy of Language.  Cambridge University Press, UK, 2004

First Name: 
Walter
Position: 
Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions
Email: 
wo5n@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
w05n
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Introduction: 

My research focuses on metaphysics (especially causation and laws of nature) and philosophy of mind (especially perception) in the modern period.

Class Schedule: 

PHIL 1750 The Meaning of Life

MW 11:00-11:50

PHIL 3160 18th Century Philosophy

MW - 2:00-3:15

Specialties: 
Modern Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
Epistemology
Classification: 
Faculty
Faculty Type: 
Full-time
Office Address: 
122 Cocke Hall
Office Hours: 
Mondays & Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30, & by appt.