Michael Bennett McNulty

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mcnu0074@umn.edu
612-624-5210

Philosophy
831 Heller Hall
7057A
271 19th Ave S

My chief research program aims to systematize and to explain Immanuel Kant's views on the inexact sciences--chemistry, psychology, anthropology, and biology--by contextualizing his views with respect to the science of his day. More generally, I am interested in theoretical philosophy and its interplay with mathematics and natural science during the early modern and early analytic periods. In the classroom, I am to create inclusive learning environments in which students actively practice and develop skills of critical reasoning, argumentation, and writing.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Philosophy and Mathematics, Macalester College, 2008.
  • Ph.D.: Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Immanuel Kant
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
  • Early Modern Philosophy
Courses Taught
  • PHIL 1905: Sports, Reason, and Society
  • PHIL 3005W: General History of Western Philosophy, Modern Period
  • PHIL 4055: Kant
Publications
  • Mathematical Depth. McNulty, Michael Bennett, Michael Ernst, Jeremy Heis, Penelope Maddy, James Owen Weatherall, Oxford University Press, Co-Editor, 2015.
  • Chemistry in Kant's Opus Postumum: McNulty, Michael Bennett, University of Chicago Press, HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, 6 64-95, 2016.
  • Rehabilitating the Regulative Use of Reason: Kant on Empirical and Chemical Laws: McNulty, Michael Bennett, Elsevier, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 54 1-10, 2015.
  • Kant on Chemistry and the Application of Mathematics in Natural Science: McNulty, Michael Bennett, Cambridge University Press, Kantian Review, 19 393-418, 2014.