Stencil, Eric
Title:
Assistant Professor - Philosophy
Office:
LA 121 T
Last Updated: 7/16/14 -

Area of Specialization:

Early Modern Philosophy

 

Areas of Competence:

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethical Theory

 

Education:

University of Wisconsin-Madison    Ph.D.   2012                            Philosophy    

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison     M.A.  2007                             Philosophy

 

Bowling Green State University        B.A.    2004                           Philosophy and History

                                                                                                summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 

Dissertation:

Cartesian Modality: Possibility and Essence in Descartes and Arnauld                               

Chair:  Steven Nadler; Committee members: Alan Sidelle, Peter Vranas

 

Publications:

"Essence and Possibility in the Leibniz-Arnauld Correspondence"

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming)

 

"Antoine Arnauld"

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (http://www.iep.utm.edu/aarnauld/)


“Malebranche and the General Will of God”

British Journal for the History of Philosophy (19:6) 2011, pp. 1107-1129

 

Book Reviews:

Review of Noa Naaman-Zauderer, Descartes’ Deontological Turn: Reason, Will, and Virtue in the

Later Writings, Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2011)

 

Review of Walter Ott, Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2010) 

 

Selected Presentations:

“Arnauld and the Doctrine of the Creation of the Eternal Truths: (1641-1648)”

            Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy        

            Dalhousie University, July 2011

 

            South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy                

            Texas A&M, November 2010

 

“Descartes’ Argument for the Creation Doctrine”

            Joint Meeting of the Illinois and the Indiana Philosophical Associations

            Eastern Illinois University, November 2010

 

“Arnauld’s Occasionalism”

            APA Central Division, February 2010

 

            Illinois Philosophical Association                                         

            University of Illinois, October 2009

 

“Descartes and the Mind-Body Union”

            Beloit College, September 2010

 

“Arnauld’s Actualism”

        Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

        Dalhousie University, August 2009

 

        Midwest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy                       

        University of Chicago, May 2009

 

        Midsouth Philosophy Conference                                            

        University of Memphis, April 2009

 

“Descartes’ Incompatibility Statement”

        Iowa Philosophical Society Meeting                                         

        Coe College, October 2007