Julia Jorati

Associate Professor

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My main research area is Early Modern Philosophy, especially Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. At present, I am particularly interested in early modern philosophy of action and moral psychology. In addition, I work on the metaphysical underpinnings of agency and activity, especially powers, teleology, and self-determination.

Selected Publications: 

  • Leibniz on Causation and Agency (monograph), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
  • “Leibniz’s Ontology of Force,” forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy
  • “Leibniz on Appetitions and Desires,” forthcoming in History of the Philosophy of Mind, eds. R. Copenhaver and C. Shields. New York: Routledge
  • “Gottfried Leibniz [on Free Will],” The Routledge Companion to Free Will, eds. Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith and Neil Levy, 293–302. New York: Routledge, 2017
  • “Divine Faculties and the Puzzle of Incompossibility,” Leibniz on Compossibility and Possible Worlds, eds. G. Brown and Y. Chiek, 175–99. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016
  • “Three Types of Spontaneity and Teleology in Leibniz,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 53.4 (2015), 669–98
  • “Leibniz on Causation,” Philosophy Compass 10.6 (2015), 389–405
  • “Leibniz’s Twofold Gap between Moral Knowledge and Motivation,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22.4 (2014), 748–66
  • “Monadic Teleology without Goodness and without God,” The Leibniz Review 23 (2013), 43–72
  • “Leibniz on Concurrence, Spontaneity, and Authorship,” The Modern Schoolman 88.3-4 (2011), 267-97 [published under ‘Julia von Bodelschwingh’]
Areas of Expertise
  • Leibniz
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Ph.D. Yale University, 2013
  • M.A. Universität Göttingen (Germany), 2008

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