Andrew Platt

Andrew Platt

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010
A.B. Lafayette College

Harriman Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750

Andrew Platt earned his A.B. from Lafayette College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2010. He has previously held visiting positions at St. Cloud State University, the University of Delaware and Central Michigan University. His research focuses on the history of seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy, especially on the history of metaphysics and the works of Descartes, Malebranche and other “Cartesian” authors of the seventeenth century. In addition to teaching in the history of philosophy, he has taught courses in ethics, logic, social-political philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He has published articles in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.


Upcoming Events

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"



September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"



October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"


Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"



October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"




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