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Skidmore College
Philosophy Department

JorgensenLarry M. Jorgensen

Professor & Chair

Office: Ladd 217
Phone: 518-580-5404


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2007

Teaching and Research Interests

Early Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Select Publications

  • Leibniz’s Naturalized Philosophy of Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).Leibniz Naturalized Philosophy of Mind cover
  • "Locke and Anthony Collins," in The Lockean Mind, eds. Jessica Gordon-Roth and Shelley Weinberg (Routledge, forthcoming).
  • "Forgiveness After Charleston: The Ethics of an Unlikely Act," The Good Society 26 (2017) 338-353.
  • "Consciousness in Western Philosophy,” in The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness, ed. Rocco Gennaro (New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 24-37
  • "Descartes" in Christian Theology and the Modern Philosophers, eds. Gregory E. Ganssle and Benjamin H. Arbour (forthcoming).
  • "Leibniz on Perceptual Distinctness, Activity, and Sensation,"Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (2015) 49-77.
  • "By Leaps and Bounds: Leibniz on Transcreation, Motion, and the Generation of Minds," The Leibniz Review 23 (2013) 73-98.
  • "Descartes on Music: Between the Ancients and the Aestheticians," British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (2012): 407-424.
  • "Mind the Gap: Reflection and Consciousness in Leibniz," Studia Leibnitiana 43 (2011): 179-195.
  • "Leibniz on Memory and Consciousness," British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2011): 887-916.
  • "Russell's Leibnizian Concept of Vagueness," History of Philosophy Quarterly 28 (2011): 289-301.
  • "Seventeenth-Century Theories of Consciousness," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (July 2010, substantive revision September 2014).
  • "The Principle of Continuity and Leibniz's Theory of Consciousness,"Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (2009): 223-248.

Edited Volumes

New Essays on Leibniz's Theodicy
New Essays on Leibniz's Theodicy, co-edited with Samuel Newlands (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams
Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams,
eds. Samuel Newlands and Larry M. Jorgensen (Oxford University Press, January 2009).