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Jack Stetter

Visiting Assistant Professor

Jack Stetter
Jack Stetter

Ph.D. Université Paris 8. Jack Stetter works primarily on seventeenth-century philosophy, with a special emphasis on Spinoza and Spinoza's enduring influence. Recent publications include the edited volume Spinoza in Twenty-First Century American and French Philosophy (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and papers in the Journal of Modern Philosophy, Modern Judaism, Crisis and Critique, and Revista Seiscentos. With Stephen Howard (KU Leuven) he is editor of The Edinburgh Critical History of Early Modern and Enlightenment Philosophy (forthcoming, 2023).



Recent Publications

Edited Volume: Spinoza in Twenty-First-Century American and French Philosophy, ed. Jack Stetter and Charles Ramond, Bloomsbury Academic, 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 (


Ph.D. Université de Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis, B.A. Cornell University

Classes Taught

Philosophy of the Human Person

Making Moral Decisions 

Early Modern Philosophy

Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

The Holocaust

Philosophy of Play

Introduction to Continental Philosophy

Areas of Expertise

Early Modern Philosophy