Dr Nabeel Hamid
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
I took my PhD (2018) from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation titled "Being and the Good: Natural Teleology in Early Modern German Philosophy." Before that, I took MAs in Philosophy (University of British Columbia) and Applied Linguistics (Macquarie University), and a BA in Philosophy (University of Wisconsin).
Work in progress
My main project currently is a monograph on German Cartesianism from Clauberg to Wolff.
In addition, I have several papers under review or otherwise in progress. Feel free to email me for drafts and/or abstracts of any of the following:
1. On Wolff's account of substance and force in his Latin works.
2. On Wolff's cosmology as an innovation in special metaphysics.
3. On Kant's account of reason in the Appendix to the Transcendental Dialectic.
4. On Dilthey's early account of historical method and historical evidence.
5. On Clauberg on divine creation, conservation, and concurrence.
6. On a debate in 19th-century Indo-Islamic philosophy on "naturalistic" versions of Islam.
1. Forthcoming. "Physicotheology in Kant's Transition from Nature to Freedom." Kantian Review.
2. 2022. "The Cartesian Physiology of Johann Jakob Waldschmidt." In Descartes and Medicine, edited by Fabrizio Baldassarri (Turnhout: Brepols) (forthcoming)
3. 2022. "Substance, Causation, and the Mind-Body Problem in Johann Clauberg." Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 11:31-66.
4. 2021. "Efficient Cause as Paradigm? From Suárez to Clauberg." Journal of Modern Philosophy. 3 (7):1-22
5. 2021. "Law and Structure in Dilthey's Philosophy of History." British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):633-651.
6. 2020. "Domesticating Descartes, Renovating Scholasticism: Johann Clauberg and the German Reception of Cartesianism." History of Universities 30 (2):57-84.
7. 2019. "Wolff's Science of Teleology and Kant's Critique." Ergo 6 (17):489-515.
8. 2019. "Teleology and Realism in Leibniz's Philosophy of Science." In Leibniz and the Structure of Sciences, edited by Vincenzo de Risi, 271-298 (Berlin: Springer).
9. 2018. "Kant's Antinomy of Teleology: In Defense of a Traditional Interpretation." In Proceedings of the 12th International Kant Congress, edited by Violetta Waibel and Margit Ruffing, 1641-1648 (Berlin: de Gruyter).
9. 2016. "Dilthey on the Unity of Science." British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (4):635-656.
11. 2015. "Hume's (Berkeleyan) Language of Representation." Hume Studies 41 (2):171-200.
Regularly taught courses:
PHIL 281: Philosophy in the Islamic World (Winter semesters)
PHIL 360: 17th Century Philosophy (Fall semesters)
PHIL 361: 18th Century Philosophy (Winter semesters)
PHIL 4xx/6xx (upper undergrad/grad seminars): recent topics have included Kant's Critique of Pure Reason; Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment; Teleology in Early Modern Philosophy