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Roger  Ariew

Roger Ariew

Roger Ariew
Professor & Department Chair


Office: FAO 291
Phone: 813/974-8207



Ph.D. Illinois, 1976. Joined the Philosophy Department faculty at USF in 2004 after post-doc at the University of Chicago and many years at Virginia Tech. His principal interests concern the relations between philosophy, science, and society in the early modern period. Ariew is the author of Descartes and the Last Scholastics (Cornell University Press, 1999 ), with a second, revised and expanded edition published as Descartes among the Scholastics (Brill, 2011), coauthor of The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy (Scarecrow Press, 2010), and editor and translator such works as Descartes, Philosophical Essays (Hackett, 2000) and Pascal, PensĂ©es (Hackett, 2005). He has been awarded multiple fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and research grants by NEH and the National Science Foundation; he has co-directed three NEH Summer Seminars (on Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, and Leibniz) with Daniel Garber. He is currently working on a variety of topics, including the reception of Descartes' philosophy and science in seventeenth-century France: Descartes and the First Cartesians, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, and Descartes’ Correspondence: A Historical-Critical Edition and English Translation, circa 8 vols., with Theo Verbeek, Erik-Jan Bos, et al., under contract with Oxford University Press.