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Professor of Philosophy and
Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy
Ablondi CV 2013
, 1995. Dissertation Title: "Malebranche and the Cartesian Problem of the Unconscious” (Dr. Thomas Prendergast, Director)
M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1989. Thesis Title: "Self and Society in Rousseau's Second Discourse" (Dr. Daniel Dahlstrom, Director)
B.A., The College of William and Mary, 1987
Professor, Hendrix College, 2012 - present
Associate Professor, Hendrix College, 2002-2012
Assistant Professor, Hendrix College, 1998-2002
Visiting Assistant Professor, Saint Anselm College, 1995-1998
Area of Specialization
Early Modern Philosophy
Areas of Competence
Early Analytic Thought
Philosophy of Mind
Upper Division Courses
Contemporary Analytic Philosophy:
Philosophy of Mind
Seminar on Identity
History of Philosophy:
17th & 18th Century Philosophy
20th Century Analytic Philosophy
Seminar on Spinoza
Seminar on 18th Century Scottish Philosophy
Lower Division Courses
Theory of Ethics
Business and Ethics
Introduction to Philosophical Questioning
Philosophy of Nature and Man
Introduction to Logic
"Hutcheson, Perception, and the Sceptic's Challenge."
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
20 (March 2012): 269-281.
"Gabriel Biel and Occasionalism: Overcoming an Apparent Tension"(with J. Aaron Simmons).
History of Philosophy Quarterly
28 (April 2011): 159-173.
"François Lamy, Occasionalism, and the Mind-Body Problem.” Journal for the History of Philosophy 46 (October 2008): 619-630.
Gerauld de Cordemoy: Atomist, Occasionalist, Cartesian (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2005).
“Berkeley, Archetypes, and Errors.” Southern Journal of Philosophy (Winter 2005): 493-504.
“Almog’s Descartes.” Philosophy 80 (July 2005): 423-431.
“Kelly and McDowell on Perceptual Content.” The Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 7 (2002).
“Le Spinoziste Malgré Lui?: Malebranche, De Mairan, and Intelligible Extension.” History of Philosophy Quarterly 15 (April 1998): 191-203.
“Automata, Living and Non-Living: Descartes’ Mechanical Biology and His Criteria for Life.” Biology and Philosophy 13 (April 1998): 179-186.
"Death According to Descartes: Why the Soul Leaves the Body." Iyyun 44 (January 1995): 47-53.
“Individual Identity in Descartes and Spinoza.” (with Steve Barbone) Studia Spinozana 10 (1994): 69-91.
Courses of Study
Course Schedules and Descriptions
Senior Seminar and Capstone
Graduate School Placement