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MICHAEL LEBUFFE (Head of Department and Baier Chair in Early Modern Philosophy)

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PROFESSOR
  • PhD UCSD (2000)
  • BA Princeton (1991)

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I grew up in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. I received my doctorate at the University of California, San Diego, where I worked with Nick Jolley, David Brink, and Richard Arneson. Each has had an enduring influence on me. Before coming to Otago in 2014, I taught at Texas A&M University. I work in the history of philosophy, ethics, philosophy of mind, and political philosophy.