Jan Cover

Department Information

Philosophy // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion

  • Selected Publications


    • Leibniz: Nature and Freedom.  Co-edited with Donald Rutherford.  Oxford University Press, 2005.

    • Substance and Individuation in Leibniz.  Co-authored with John Hawthorne.  Cambridge University Press, 1999.

    • Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues.  Co-authored and co-edited with Martin Curd.  W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.

    Book Chapters

    • “Spinoza’s Extended Substance: Cartesian and Leibnizian Reflections.” In New Essays on the Rationalists, eds. C. Huenemann and R. Gennaro, 105-133.  Oxford University Press, 1999.

    • “Miracles and (Christian) Theism.”  In Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions, eds. E. Stump and M. Murray, 334-352.  Blackwell, 1998.

    • “Materialism and Human Freedom” (with John Hawthorne).  In Faith, Freedom and Rationality, eds. J. Jordon and D. Howard-Snyder, 47-71. Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.


    • “Divine Responsibility Without Divine Freedom” (with Michael Bergmann), Faith and Philosophy 23 (2007): 381-408.

    • “Infinite Analysis and the Problem of the Lucky Proof” (with John Hawthorne), Studia Leibnitiana 32 (2001): 153-165.
      “Non-Basic Time and Reductive Strategies: Leibniz’s Theory of Time,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 28 (1997): 289-318.

    • “Reference, Modality and Relational Time,” Philosophical Studies 70 (1993): 251-277.

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