Academy of Finland Research Fellow
Department of Cultural History
University of Turku
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My primary field of interest is the history of modern philosophy; in 2007, I obtained my Ph.D. on Spinoza’s metaphysics.
I have also taught and published on the philosophy of the human sciences.
I am currently an Academy of Finland Research Fellow; the title of my project is
Dynamistic Ontologies of Moral Agency from Kant to Nietzsche.
I am also an Executive Committee member of Dynamis – The Finnish Network for Metaphysics
and a member of the Romantic Era Research Group
A selection of recent and forthcoming publications
Spinoza’s Geometry of Power.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. [Review by Michael Della Rocca.]
[Review by Mogens Laerke.]
[Review by John Morrison.] [Review by Stephan Schmid.]
(Edited with Juhani Pietarinen) The World as Active Power: Studies in the History of European Reason. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2009.
Spinoza’s Essentialism in the Short Treatise. – Y. Melamed (ed.), The Young Spinoza: A Metaphysician in the Making. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Spinoza on Virtue and Eternity. – M. J. Kisner & A. Youpa (eds.), Essays on Spinoza’s Ethical Theory, 258–71. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Spinoza on Activity in Sense Perception. – J. F. Silva & M. Yrjönsuuri (eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy, 241–54. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.
Review of Spinoza Past and Present: Essays on Spinoza, Spinozism, and Spinoza Scholarship by Wiep van Bunge. Renaissance Quarterly 66 (3), 2013: 1053–4.
Causal Efficacy of Representational Content in Spinoza. History of Philosophy Quarterly 27 (1), 2010: 17–34.
Spinoza’s Ontology. – O. Koistinen (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza’s Ethics, 56–78. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
(with Arto Repo) Leibniz on Force, Activity, and Passivity. – J. Pietarinen & V. Viljanen (eds.), The World as Active Power: Studies in the History of European Reason, 229–50. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2009.
Schopenhauer’s Twofold Dynamism. – J. Pietarinen & V. Viljanen (eds.), The World as Active Power: Studies in the History of European Reason, 305–30. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2009.
On the Derivation and Meaning of Spinoza’s Conatus Doctrine. Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 4, 2008: 89–112.
Spinoza’s Essentialist Model of Causation. Inquiry 51 (4), 2008: 412–37.
Field Metaphysic, Power, and Individuation in Spinoza. The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (3), 2007: 393–418.
Works in progress
(with Justin Steinberg) Spinoza. Under contract with Polity Press (Classic Thinkers Series).
Theory of Conatus. – A. S. Campos (ed.), Spinoza: Basic Concepts. (Under contract with Imprint Academic.)