Shane Duarte

Assistant Professor of the Practice

Shane Duarte


B.A., McGill University

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Research Interest

Early Modern Philosophy

My principal area of research is early modern European philosophy, with a special focus on the thought of G. W. Leibniz. I am also interested in the Aristotelian tradition. I am currently at work on a couple of translations. The first is of Hervaeus Natalis’ Treatise on Second Intentions. The second translation is of the first of Francisco Suárez’s Metaphysical Disputations.

Representative Publications

“The Ontological Status of Bodies in Leibniz (Part II),” Studia Leibnitiana 48(1) (2016), 68-88

“The Ontological Status of Bodies in Leibniz (Part I),” Studia Leibnitiana 47(2) (2015), 131-161. 

“Leibniz and Prime Matter,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 53(3) (2015), 435-460.

“Leibniz and Monadic Domination,” Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy VI (2013), 209-248. 

“Aristotle’s Theology and its Relation to the Science of Being qua Being,” Apeiron 40(3) (2007), 267-318.