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John Grey
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Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: (517) 884-7688

Email: greyjohn@msu.edu

Education & Research Interests

John Grey received his Ph.D. from Boston University. He specializes in the history of modern philosophy, and his research examines the systematic attempts of various early modern authors to provide metaphysical foundations for psychology and ethics. His broader areas of interest include analytic metaphysics, ethical theory, and philosophical logic.

Publications

Articles

Conway's Ontological Objection to Cartesian DualismPhilosophers' Imprint 17 no. 13 (2017): 1-19.

The Modal Equivalence Rules of the Port-Royal LogicHistory and Philosophy of Logic 38 no. 3 (2017): 210-221.

Reply to Nadler: Spinoza and the Metaphysics of SuicideBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy 25 no. 2 (2017): 380-388.

Composition, Causation, and the Mind's Eternity in SpinozaBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 no. 3 (2014): 446-467.

'Use Them At Our Pleasure': Spinoza on Animal EthicsHistory of Philosophy Quarterly 30 no. 4 (2013): 367-388.

Book Chapters

You are what you eat, but should you eat what you are? Modern philosophical dietetics. In the Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, edited by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming). [with Aaron Garrett]

Reason and Knowledge in Spinoza. In Spinoza: Basic Concepts, edited by Andre Santos Campos (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2015).

Semantic and Pragmatic Stances toward Emerging Media. In Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application, edited by Juliet Floyd and James E. Katz (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries

Review of Roger Ariew, Descartes and the First CartesiansJournal of the History of Philosophy 54 no. 1 (2016).

Spinoza: Moral PhilosophyInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 24 May (2015).

Review of Tad Schmaltz (ed.), Efficient Causation: A HistoryNotre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 4 March (2015).