B.A. Philosophy, Alfred University
M.A. Philosophy, University of Virginia
Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Virginia
AOS: Modern Philosophy, through Kant
AOC: Ancient; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics
Walter Ott’s research focuses on metaphysics and philosophy of mind from the modern period on. His articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Archiv fuer Geschichte der Philosophie, and the Journal of the American Philosophical Association. He is the author of Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception (Oxford, 2017), Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy (Oxford, 2009), Locke’s Philosophy of Language (Cambridge 2004), and co-editor, with Lydia Patton, of Laws of Nature (Oxford, 2018). His new book, The Metaphysics of Laws of Nature: The Rules of the Game, is forthcoming with Oxford.