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(s)/area of expertise

  • Early Modern Philosophy

  • Hume

Education

  • 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

"Unperceived Existence and Hume's Theory of Ideas," Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, forthcoming.

"Hume's Answer to Bayle on the Vacuum," Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, forthcoming.

"Perceptions, Minds, and Hume's Self-Doubts," Hume Studies, forthcoming.

"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 2110, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy, 3 cr.

  • PHI/PSY 2650, Philosophy of Psychology, 3 cr.

Courses taught

Fall 2018:

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

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