Carl E. Koch Professor of Philosophy
209 Malloy Hall
Ph.D. Yale University
Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion
Sam received his PhD from Yale University and joined Notre Dame in 2006. He is especially interested early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. He has also served as a principle investigator for several large-scale research projects on topics such as hope and optimism, transformative experiences, and the metaphysics of evil.
For more information about his interests, projects, and publications, please visit http://samnewlands.net
- “Regis’s Sweeping and Costly Anti-Spinozism” (Journal of the History of Philosophy, forthcoming).
- “Baumgarten’s Steps Towards Spinozism” (Journal of the History of Philosophy, 2022)
- “From Theism to Idealism to Monism: A Leibnizian Path Not Taken” (Philosophical Studies, 2021)
- Reconceiving Spinoza (OUP, 2018)
- "Backing Into Spinozism" (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2016)
- "Leibniz on Privations, Limitations, and the Metaphysics of Evil" (Journal of the History of Philosophy, 2014)
- "Leibniz on the Ground of Possibility" (The Philosophical Review, 2013)
- "Another Kind of Spinozistic Monism" (Noûs, 2010)
- "The Harmony of Spinoza and Leibniz" (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2010)