Kristopher G. Phillips
M.A., Western Michigan University (2007)
B.A., Central Michigan University (2003)
Background and Interests
Kristopher is a visiting lecturer for the 2013-2014 academic year. His primary area of research concerns the 17th and 18th century history of philosophy (both the rationalists and empiricists). More specifically, he specializes in Descartes’s modal metaphysics and epistemology. He is currently working on a few articles where he reconsiders traditional issues in Cartesian philosophy such as free will and the mind-body problem through the lens of Cartesian modality. He also has interests in Hume’s meta-ethics, Spinoza’s metaphysics, contemporary issues in the philosophy of religion (esp. the problem of evil), ancient philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science.