Tad Schmaltz

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Tad Schmaltz

History of early modern philosophy; philosophy of science.

Office Location(s): 2231 AH
Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2013/Winter 2014
Phone: 734.764.6285
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  • Fields of Study
    • History of Early Modern
      History of Philosophy of Science
  • About

    Tad Schmaltz joined the Department in 2010. He has published articles and book chapters on various topics in early modern philosophy, and is the author of *Malebranche's Theory of the Soul* (Oxford, 1996),*Radical Cartesianism* (Cambridge, 2002), and *Descartes on Causation* (Oxford, 2008). He is a co-editor of the *Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy* (Scarecrow, 2003) and of *Integrating History and Philosophy of Science *(Springer, 2012), and is the editor of *Receptions of Descartes*(Routledge, 2005). Currently he is editing a collection of essays on the history of the concept of efficient causation, for the Oxford Philosophical Concepts series. He has received a Michigan Humanities Award for work during 2013-14 on a monograph on the history of early modern Cartesianism, and he continues to have research interests in the influence of late scholasticism on early modern thought, the nature of the "Scientific Revolution," and early modern accounts of substance, causation and freedom.

  • Education
    • 1988, Ph.D., Philosophy, The University of Notre Dame
      1983, B.A., Philosophy, Kalamazoo College