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Jack Stetter

Visiting Assistant Professor

Jack Stetter
Jack Stetter

Dr. Stetter (Ph.D. Université Paris 8) specializes in early modern philosophy.

Dr. Stetter co-organizes the international research seminar: ‘Spinoza à Paris 8’. With Charles Ramond, he is editor of Spinoza in Twenty-First Century American and French Philosophy (Bloomsbury: 2019). With Stephen Howard, he is editor of the forthcoming Edinburgh Critical History of Early Modern and Enlightenment Philosophy.

In the summer of 2023 Dr. Stetter teamed up with Dr. Allison Edgren (History) and Dr. Elizabeth Watkins (English) to launch the Loyola Summer Program in Copenhagen.

With colleagues Dr. Hannah Bacon (LSU) and Dr. Deborah Goldgaber (LSU), Dr. Stetter will organize the upcoming international bilingual conference French and Francophone Philosophy Today, to be held 18-20 April 2024 at LSU.

For the AY 2024-25 Dr. Stetter has been awarded the Solmsen Fellowship by the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Recent Publications

Edited Volume: Spinoza in Twenty-First-Century American and French Philosophy. Bloomsbury, 2019.

“François Lamy and his Cartesian Refutation of Spinoza’s Ethics”. Journal of Modern Philosophy, 2019.

“Spinoza and Judaism in the French Context: The Case of Milner’s Le sage trompeur”. Modern Judaism, 2020.

“Spinoza”. Springer Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences, ed. Dana Jalobeanu and Charles T. Wolfe, 2021.

"Spinoza and Popular Philosophy”. Blackwell Companion to Spinoza, ed. Yitzhak Y. Melamed, 2021.

"Un homme ivre d'immanence: Deleuze's Spinoza and immanence". Crisis and Critique, 2021.

"Spinoza’s Argument for Substance Monism". Revista Seiscentos, 2021.

"Intuitive Science, Poetic Thought”. Australasian Philosophical Review (forthcoming).

Edited volume: The Edinburgh Critical History of Early Modern and Enlightenment Philosophy (forthcoming).

“Deleuze and Spinoza”. The Deleuzian Mind, ed. Jeffrey A. Bell and Henry Somers-Hall (forthcoming).


Ph.D., M.Phil. Université Paris 8, B.A. Cornell University

Classes Taught

A410: Modern European Philosophy

A416: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

Honors 215: The Holocaust

Honors 295: Introduction to Continental Philosophy

Honors 295: Philosophy of Play

R122: Philosophy of the Human Person

U238: Imaginary Voyages: Fantasy and Reality through Philosophy and Film

U240: European World-Views (Loyola Summer Program in Copenhagen)

W252: Making Moral Decisions 

Areas of Expertise

Early Modern Philosophy