Douglas E Lewis

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Contact Me

lewis002@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • 17th- and 18th- century European philosophy
  • Descartes
  • developments and critiques of early modern philosophy in the 20th century
  • Hume
  • metaphysics
  • Spinoza
  • toleration
  • women philosophers of the early modern period
Courses Taught
  • Phil 8085 - Seminar: History of Philosophy - Modern Philosophers
  • Phil 3005W - General History of Western Philosophy - Modern Period
  • Phil 1006W - Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member: American Philosophical Association
  • Chair: Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota , 1998 -
  • Member: Minnesota Philosophical Society
Publications
  • Marie de Gournay and the Engendering of Equality: Lewis, Douglas, Teaching Philosophy, 22 , 1999.
  • On the Aims and the Method of Spinoza's Philosophy: Lewis, Douglas, The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, 8 , 1977.
  • Basic Nature of Ethical Problems Experienced by Persons with AIDS: Lewis, Douglas, Cameron & Crisham, Journal of Professional Nursing, 9 , 1993.
  • The Existence of Substances and Locke's Way of Ideas: Lewis, Douglas, Theoria, 35 , 1969.
  • Locke and the Problem of Slavery: Lewis, Douglas, Teaching Philosophy, 26 , 2003.
Awards
  • John Tate Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, University of Minnesota, 1993
  • Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004