Andre LeBrun

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Before coming here, I received my BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. You can view my CV here.

My research interests are primarily in early modern philosophy, with a particular emphasis on the role of skepticism in the works of Immanuel Kant, David Hume, and Margaret Cavendish. I am currently writing a dissertation on Kant’s interpretation of Pyrrhonian skepticism and the influence which Pyrrhonism had on Kant’s philosophical development. I also have research interests in contemporary epistemology (especially skepticism, perception, and normativity), as well as in philosophy of mind, ancient philosophy, and the history of analytic philosophy. My doctoral work at UCI has been advised by Sven Bernecker and Karl Schafer.

I also have a significant interest in pedagogy and undergraduate education. I recently attended a week-long collaborative workshop at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Canon Expansion and Change, focusing on teaching the works of women and people of color from the early modern period and on inclusive, equitable pedagogy in early modern philosophy courses.

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