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Faculty Jessica Gordon-Roth

Jessica Gordon-Roth is as an Assistant Professor who came to Lehman College from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Professor Gordon-Roth received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Professor Gordon-Roth's area of specialization is the history of early modern philosophy and especially John Locke. Currently Professor Gordon-Roth's research is focused on the ways in which different conceptions of "substance" and "mode" inform the early modern debate over personal identity. Professor Gordon-Roth enjoys teaching history of modern philosophy, logic, critical reasoning, introduction to philosophy, and other courses. Professor Gordon-Roth is especially excited to design and implement new courses for Lehman College students.

Recent Publications:

  • “Catharine Trotter Cockburn's Defense of Locke.” The Monist, forthcoming (January 2015)
  • “Locke on the Ontology of Persons.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming (Volume 53, Issue 1, March 2015).