In addition to working on central figures of early modern philosophy such as Locke and Berkeley, we work on lesser-known figures such as Margaret Cavendish, Arthur Collier, and Richard Burthogge.
Within this research group, Dr Keith Allen and Professor Tom Stoneham are currently exploring Margaret Cavendish's philosophical and literary legacy and her connection with Bolsover Castle.
- Dr Keith Allen Locke on perception and Margaret Cavendish.
- Dr James Clarke Rousseau's moral psychology, especially his account of amour-propre and political philosophy.
- Dr Johan Gustafsson Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick and John Locke.
- Dr Owen Hulatt Spinoza's metaphysics.
- Dr David Ingram Rationalist metaphysics (Spinoza & Leibniz)
- Professor Tom Stoneham Berkeley, Margaret Cavendish, Arthur Collier, Richard Burthogge and Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury.
- Dr Elisabeth Thorsson (Department of Politics) Hobbes, Locke and the Cambridge Platonists.
- Andrew Ward (Honorary Life Fellow) Hume and Kant.
- Professor Catherine Wilson (emeritus) Descartes, Leibniz and Kant.
- Professor Sarah Hutton The history of early modern philosophy, especially 17th-century British philosophy, with special interests in the Cambridge Platonists and women philosophers.
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