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William Eaton


Professor, Philosophy

3301 C Newton

I am the Associate Professor of Early Modern Philosophy, as well as an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Center for Irish Research and Teaching, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, at the University of York.  My work includes research in Early Modern Philosophy, the History and Philosophy of Science, and Contemporary Analytic Metaphysics.  I am currently writing a book that explores the influence of medical science on the development of early modern philosophy.
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • The Irish Philosophical Tradition
  • Philosophy of Law
Boyle on Fire: The Mechanical Revolution in Scientific Explanation (2005)“Causation and the Cartesian Reduction of Motion,” with Robert Higgerson (2011)“The Doctor on Reversed Causation and Closed Causal Chains” (2010)

Last updated: 12/19/2023