Alison Peterman

James P. Wilmot Distinguished Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester



Office:520 Lattimore Hall
Office Hours:Thursday, 12:00-2:00 pm

Areas of Specialization

Early Modern Philosophy
History of Philosophy of Science


PhD, Philosophy 2012 Northwestern University
MS, Physics 2012 University of Maryland
BA, Philosophy 2004 University of Richmond


A current CV is available here.


NEH Summer Seminar: Between Medieval and Modern Philosophy.
Invited talk: University of Ghent, December 8, 2014.
Embodiment workshop, Université Paris VII - Diderot, December 12, 2014.
Spinoza and Descartes workshop, Johns Hopkins, September 14, 2014.
Attributes workshop, Barnard College, Columbia, August 13-14, 2014.
HOPOS 2014, Ghent, July 2014.


"Spinoza on Extension and Space." Philosophers' Imprint 15(14), April 2015.
"Spinoza on physical science." Philosophy Compass 9(3), March 2014.
"Spinoza on the 'principles of natural things'." Leibniz Review (22), December 2012.
Please see CV for forthcoming work and work in progress.


PHL 150: Reason and Argument (Syllabus)
PHL 202: Introduction to Modern Philosophy (Syllabus)
PHL 300: Seminar for Majors (Perception) (Syllabus)
PHL 300: Seminar for Majors (Freedom) (Syllabus)
PHL 327/BCS 227 (with Lauren Emberson): Theory of Perception (Syllabus)