Marcus Adams

Marcus Adams

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Marcus Adams

He specializes in the history of early modern philosophy, especially Thomas Hobbes but also figures such as René Descartes and Margaret Cavendish, and in the history and philosophy of science. Past work has examined topics such as the following: the laws of nature in Leviathan and their connection to geometrical definitions; Margaret Cavendish’s criticisms of Hobbes’s explanation of visual perception; the debate between Hobbes and Robert Boyle concerning experimentation and scientific knowledge; and Hobbes’s objections to Descartes’s Meditations. A complete list of publications is available on his website.