Jonathan Cottrell

Jonathan Cottrell

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies, Assessment, and Admissions

jonathan.cottrell@wayne.edu

 5057 Woodward Ave, 12100.3

Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan Cottrell

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Early Modern Philosophy

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • B.A. (Hons.), Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2005
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, New York University, 2012

Awards and Grants

  • ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2011–12

  • Wayne State University Research Grant, 2016–17

Selected Publications

"Hume on Space and Time: A Limited Defense," in The Humean Mind, ed. by Angela Coventry and Alexander Sager (Routledge, forthcoming)

"Hume on Mental Representation and Intentionality." Philosophy Compass 2018;e12505. https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12505

Review of Paul Russell (ed.), "The Oxford Handbook of Hume," British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2017). http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/cqZw4bWGGZkPCcINDWhA/full

Review of Graciela De Pierris, "Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation," The Philosophical Review (2017) 126(3): 393–98

"Imagination, in Modern Philosophy," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (2017) 

"A Puzzle about Fictions in the Treatise," Journal of the History of Philosophy (2016) 54(1): 47–73

"Minds, Composition, and Hume's Skepticism in the Appendix," The Philosophical Review (2015) 124(4): 533–69

"David Hume: Imagination," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2015)

Currently Teaching

  • PHI 7810, Seminar in History of Philosophy, 4 cr.

Courses taught

Winter 2018:

  • PHI 2110, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy, 3 cr.
  • PHI/PSY 2650, Philosophy of Psychology, 3 cr.

Fall 2017:

  • British Empiricism, 4 cr.
  • I had one course release this semester

Winter 2017:

  • PHI 2110, 17th & 18th Century Philosophy, 3 cr.
  • PHI/PSY 2650, Philosophy of Psychology, 3 cr.

Fall 2016:

  • On sabbatical leave

Winter 2016:

  • PHI 2110, 17th & 18th Century Philosophy, 3 cr.
  • PHI 2650, Philosophy of Psychology, 3 cr.

Fall 2015:

  • PHI 1010 (Introduction to Philosophy), 3 cr.
  • PHI 5460 (Kant), 4 cr.

Winter 2015:

  • PHI 1010, Introduction to Philosophy, 3 cr.
  • PHI 2110, 17th & 18th Century Philosophy, 3 cr.

Fall 2014:

  • PHI 7810, Seminar in History of Philosophy, 4 cr.
  • I had one course release this semester

Winter 2014:

  • PHI 1010, Introduction to Philosophy, 3 cr.
  • PHI 2110, 17th & 18th Century Philosophy, 3 cr.

Fall 2013:

  • PHI 5450, British Empiricism, 4 cr.
  • I had one course release this semester