Don Garrett (Ph.D., Yale), Professor of Philosophy, came to NYU in 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence. He has also taught at Harvard University and the University of Utah. He works primarily in early modern philosophy, with special interests in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and ethics. He is the author of Cognition and Commitment in Hume’s Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 1997) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza (Cambridge University Press, 1996). He has served as co-editor of Hume Studies and as North American editor of Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie.
Recent and forthcoming publications
- “Hume’s Theory of Causation: Realist, Reductionist, or Projectivist?” in The Oxford Handbook of Causation, edited by Helen Beebee (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- “Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke on Extended Thinking Beings,” in Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind, edited by Jon Miller (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, forthcoming).
- “The Essence of the Body and the Part of the Mind That Is Eternal,” in A Companion to Spinoza’s Ethics, edited by Olli Koistinen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- “Hume’s Theory of Ideas,” in The Blackwell Companion to Hume, edited by Elizabeth Radcliffe (Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming).
- “Hume’s Theory of Causation: Inference, Judgment, and the Causal Sense,” in The Cambridge Companion to Hume’s Treatise, edited by Donald C. Ainslie (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- “Should Hume Have Been a Transcendental Idealist?” in Kant and his Predecessors, edited by Daniel Garber and Béatrice Longuenesse (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
- “Representation and Consciousness in Spinoza’s Naturalistic Theory of the Mind and Imagination,” in Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays, edited by Charles Huenemann (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- “Reasons to Act and Reasons to Believe: Naturalism and Rational Justification in Hume’s Philosophical Project,” Philosophical Studies 132.1 (January 2007): 1–16.
- “Hume’s Naturalistic Theory of Representation,” Synthese 152.3 (October 2006): 301–319.
- “Hume’s Conclusions in ‘Conclusion of this book” in The Blackwell Companion to Hume’s Treatise, edited by Saul Traiger (London: Blackwell, 2005): 151–175.
- “Philosophy and History in the History of Modern Philosophy,” in The Future for Philosophy, edited by Brian Leiter (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004): 44–73.
- “‘A Small Tincture of Pyrrhonism’: Skepticism and Naturalism in Hume’s Science of Man,” in Pyrrhonian Skepticism, edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004): 68–98.
- “Hume as ‘Man of Reason’ and ‘Women’s Philosopher’,” in Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy, edited by Charlotte Witt and Lilli Alanen (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2004): 171–192.
- “Locke on Personal Identity, Consciousness, and ‘Fatal Errors’,” Philosophical Topics 31.1–2 (Spring/Fall 2003): 95–125.