My main research area is Early Modern Philosophy, especially Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; I also dabble in Medieval Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion.  At present, I am particularly interested in exploring how Leibniz and some other early modern authors account for the differences between different types of activity, such as free actions, habitual actions, instinctive actions, and other non-voluntary changes.  Even more specifically, I am interested in the roles that teleology and goodness play in these distinctions.  In addition, I work on the metaphysical underpinnings of agency and activity, especially powers and self-determination.  My book Leibniz on Causation and Agency explores some of these questions. It was published by Cambridge University Press in  2017.

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