Patrick Connolly

Credentials: Visiting Associate Professor (PhD UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013)

Position title: Early Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science


Professor Connolly is primarily interested in issues at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and the natural sciences in early modern Europe and North America.  Most of his work has focused on the thought of John Locke and Isaac Newton.  His papers have appeared in the Australasian Journal of PhilosophyPhilosophy and Phenomenological ResearchPhilosophical Studies, the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and elsewhere.  Prior to arriving at Wisconsin he taught at Lehigh University and Iowa State University.  He is currently at work on a monograph about Isaac Newton’s views on the metaphysics of substances.