Christopher Noble

Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Gender Studies - Humanities - Philosophy

Christopher Noble
  • Phone: (941) 487-4611
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  • Office Location: PME 221
  • Mail Location: ACE 116

Ph.D. Philosophy, Villanova University. Villanova, PA
M.A. Philosophy, Villanova University. Villanova, PA
B.A. Philosophy, German Studies, Boston College, Boston MA

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Christopher P. Noble is a historian of philosophy specializing in the metaphysics and natural philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. He has further interests in the history and philosophy of science, continental philosophy, philosophical historiography, and the global development and interaction of philosophical ideas.

Recent Course Offerings:
Medieval Philosophy
Classical Chinese Philosophy

Selected Publications
“Self-Moving Machines and the Soul: Leibniz contra Spinoza on the Spiritual Automaton.” The Leibniz Review 27 (2017): 65-89.

“On Analogies in Leibniz’s Philosophy: Scientific Discovery and the Case of the Spiritual Automaton.” In The Continuing Relevance of Leibniz, ed. Charles Joshua Horn, special issue, Quaestiones Disputatae, 7, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 8-30.