Jan Cover

Jan Cover

Professor // Philosophy

PhD, Syracuse University


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7142
Office Phone: (765) 494-4288
E-mail: jacover@purdue.edu


Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion

Selected Publications


Leibniz: Nature and Freedom.  Co-edited with Donald Rutherford.  Oxford University Press, 2005.

Substance and Individuation in Leibniz.  Co-authored with John Hawthorne.  Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues.  Co-authored and co-edited with Martin Curd.  W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.

Book Chapters

“Spinoza’s Extended Substance: Cartesian and Leibnizian Reflections.” In New Essays on the Rationalists, eds. C. Huenemann and R. Gennaro, 105-133.  Oxford University Press, 1999.

“Miracles and (Christian) Theism.”  In Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions, eds. E. Stump and M. Murray, 334-352.  Blackwell, 1998.

“Materialism and Human Freedom” (with John Hawthorne).  In Faith, Freedom and Rationality, eds. J. Jordon and D. Howard-Snyder, 47-71. Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.


“Divine Responsibility Without Divine Freedom” (with Michael Bergmann), Faith and Philosophy 23 (2007): 381-408.

“Infinite Analysis and the Problem of the Lucky Proof” (with John Hawthorne), Studia Leibnitiana 32 (2001): 153-165.
“Non-Basic Time and Reductive Strategies: Leibniz’s Theory of Time,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 28 (1997): 289-318.

“Reference, Modality and Relational Time,” Philosophical Studies 70 (1993): 251-277.

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