Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Jeffrey Tlumak is mainly interested in the history of modern
philosophy. Ongoing special interests include Descartes' philosophical
method, Kantian transcendental argument, Hume's philosophy of
religion, the structure of Leibniz' metaphysics and the relation of
his metaphysics to his theory of knowledge, skepticism, and the
nature, role, and tests of the various kinds of possibility.
Professor Tlumak is currently working on the nature of free
will and its connections to other philosophical commitments, especially
Professor Tlumak regularly teaches courses in the figures and
problems of modern philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, the
philosophy of religion, and recent analytic philosophy.
Classical Modern Philosophy (Routledge, 2007)
"Judgment and Understanding in Descartes' Philosophy," The Southern Journal of Philosophy Supplement, 1983.
"Cross-Categorial Priority Arguments," Metaphilosophy, January, 1983.
"Certainty and Cartesian Method," in Descartes: Critical and Interpretive Essays , 1978, ed. Michael Hooker.
"Some Defects in Strawson's Anti-skeptical Method," Philosophical Studies, October, 1975.