Research and Publications



a) Books

  • Leibniz on Causation and Agency (monograph), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


b) Journal articles

  • “Du Châtelet on Freedom, Self-Motion, and Moral Necessity,” forthcoming in Journal of the History of Philosophy. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “Leibniz’s Ontology of Force,” forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “The Contingency of Leibniz’s Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles,” Ergo 4.31 (2017), 899–929. [open access here]
  • “Three Types of Spontaneity and Teleology in Leibniz,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 53.4 (2015), 669–98. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “Leibniz’s Twofold Gap between Moral Knowledge and Motivation,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22.4 (2014), 748–66. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “Monadic Teleology without Goodness and without God,” The Leibniz Review 23 (2013), 43–72. [available here for free]
  • “Leibniz on Concurrence, Spontaneity, and Authorship.”  The Modern Schoolman 88.3–4 (2011), 267–97. [published under ‘Julia von Bodelschwingh’; here is an almost final draft]
  • “Leibniz on Causation–Part 1,” Philosophy Compass 10.6 (2015), 389–97. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “Leibniz on Causation–Part 2,” Philosophy Compass 10.6 (2015), 398–405. [here is an almost final draft]


c) Chapters in edited volumes

  • “Leibniz on Appetitions and Desires,” forthcoming in History of the Philosophy of Mind, eds. R. Copenhaver and C. Shields. New York: Routledge.
  • “Gottfried Leibniz [on Free Will],” The Routledge Companion to Free Will, eds. Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith and Neil Levy, 293–302. New York: Routledge, 2017. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “Divine Faculties and the Puzzle of Incompossibility,” Leibniz on Compossibility and Possible Worlds, eds. G. Brown and Y. Chiek, 175–99. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016. [here is an almost final draft]
  • “Why Monads Need Appetites,” ‘Für unser Glück oder das Glück anderer’: Vorträge des X. Internationalen Leibniz-Kongresses Hannover, 18.–23. Juli 2016, ed. Wenchao Li. Vol. 5, 121–29. Hildesheim: Olms, 2016. [here is an almost final draft]


d) Encyclopedia entries and discussion pieces


e) Book reviews

  • “Review of Adrian Nita (ed.), Leibniz’s Metaphysics and Adoption of Substantial Forms: Between Continuity and Transformation,” in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2015.10.12.
  • “Review of Michael V. Griffin, Leibniz, God and Necessity,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 52.1 (2014), 172-73.


Work in Progress

  • “The Correspondence with Arnauld,” commissioned for Leibniz’s Key Philosophical Writings, ed. Paul Lodge and Lloyd Strickland, under contract with Oxford University Press (under review)
  • “Newton and Leibniz,” commissioned for Encyclopedia for Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences, ed. Dana Jalobeanu and Charles T. Wolfe, under contract with Springer
  • “Embodied Cognition without Causal Interaction in Leibniz,” commissioned for Causation and Cognition: Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Dominik Perler and Sebastian Bender, under contract with Routledge