Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Lorne Falkenstein



18th Century Philosophy

BA Regina; MA, PhD Toronto

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85774
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 3141
Website: Personal

My research interests are in early modern philosophy with an emphasis on 18th century British philosophy and on issues of spatial perception and mental representation throughout the history of philosophy.  I have been developing an interest in the history of the free will debate culminating in Reid and Priestley, and in Hume and Reid on justice and moral motivation.

I am happy to supervise any topic related to the above statement of research interests.


Some recent publications

Lorne Falkenstein, “Reid’s Account of the Geometry of Visibles: Some Lessons from Helmholtz,” Topoi (2015): DOI: 10.1007/s11245-015-9337-0; print: forthcoming

Lorne Falkenstein, “Theories of Perception I and II: Berkeley and his recent predecessors,” and "After Berkeley" in Aaron Garrett (ed), The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy (London: Routledge, 2014) 338-359 and 360-38.

Lorne Falkenstein, “Classical Empiricism,” in Adrian Bardon and Heather Dyke, eds., A Companion to the Philosophy of Time, (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 102-119.