University of Wisconsin–Madison

Anat Schechtman

Assistant Professor (Yale, Ph.D. 2011)

Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics

Anat Schechtman

Professor Schechtman’s primary research interests are in seventeenth century philosophy. She has written on several figures in this period, including Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, and Malebranche. Her two main lines of research concern infinity and the metaphysics of substance and essence, as they are understood in this period.  She has published articles in Philosophical ReviewMindPhilosophers’ Imprint, and Journal of the History of Philosophy, and has taught at Chicago and Harvard. She is currently at work on a monograph, Ontic Infinity, on quantitative and non-quantitative notions of infinity in the seventeenth century.