Fred Ablondi

Fred Ablondi

Professor of Philosophy and 
Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy

Office: Raney Building
Phone: (501) 450-1418
E-mail: ablondi@hendrix.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Marquette University, 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

Professional Background

  • 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

  • Epistemology
  • Early Analytic Thought
  • Philosophy of Mind

Courses Taught

Upper Division Courses

  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy:
    • Philosophy of Mind
    • Metaphysics
    • Epistemology
    • 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

Sample Publications

  • "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 Quarterly28 (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).
    http://ejap.louisiana.edu/EJAP/2002/Ablondi.html  
  • “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.