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About Geoffrey A. Gorham

Professor Gorham's areas of specialization are philosophy and history of science and early modern philosophy (especially Descartes). He also has strong interests in metaphysics, and the relationship between science and religion. He has published articles in numerous journals, including Journal of the History of Philosophy, Perspectives on Science, Early Science and Medicine, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, and Journal of the History of Ideas.
Ph.D. University of Minnesota; M.A. University of Calgary; BA. University of King's College
Gorham has been teaching at Macalester since 2008.


Present Professor and Chair, Philosophy, Macalester College


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Honors and Awards

  • Awarded SSHRC grant: “The Mathematization of Natural Philosophy: A Re- Appraisal”
  • ‘Visiting Researcher’, University of Radboud Center for History of Philosophy and Science, Nijmegen, NL, April-May, 2011
  • Member of N.E.H. Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers: “Galileo, Descartes and Hobbes: Philosophy and Science, Politics and Religion in the Scientific Revolution”. Princeton University


  • Problems of Philosophy
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophies
  • Modern Philosophy

Contact Information

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1600 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (12)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (7)

Reviews (8)