I specialize in early modern philosophy, with a focus on metaphysics, ethics, epistemology and the intriguing points at which they intersect. I work on the philosophy of G.W. Leibniz, but also on women philosophers of the period – these days, especially Conway and Cavendish. Besides, I dabble in feminist philosophy, Cambridge Platonism, the philosophy of Iris Murdoch, as well as various issues in medieval philosophy. My next research project, “The Metaphysics of Emotion”, improbably combines many of these interests by investigating how metaphysical themes are bound up with epistemological and moral themes in early modern discussions of love.
Personal Website: https://juliaborcherding.wordpress.com