Jeff McDonough

Jeff McDonough is a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University and was the Alvin Plantiga Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame from 2015-2016. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Santa Clara University, M.A. in Philosophy from Syracuse University, and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Irvine. 

He specializes in early modern philosophy and the philosophy of science. And has written on the philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy, and metaphysics. One of his major areas of focus is Leibniz.

Representative Publications

“Leibniz and the Foundations of Physics: The Later Years,” The Philosophical Review (125:1) 2016: 1-34

“Leibniz on Natural Teleology and the Laws of Optics,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, (78:3) 2009: 505-544

“Berkeley, Human Agency and Divine Concurrentism,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, (46:4) 2008: 567-590

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