Matthew Homan

Department of Philosophy and Religion

Matthew Homan

Senior Lecturer

McMurran Hall 259B
(757) 594-7085


  • Ph D in Philosophy, Emory University
  • MA in Philosophy, University of Memphis
  • BA in Philosophy, University of Richmond


Phil 451: Great Philosophers

Phil 425: Constitutional Theory

Phil 307: Current Trends in Modern Thought

Phil 304: Ethics/Current Value Questions

Phil 207: Ethical Issues in Business

Phil 205: Anatomy of Thought (Formal Logic)

Phil 202: Modern Philosophy


Primary area: Early Modern Philosophy

Secondary interests: Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, History of Philosophy

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Geometrical Figures in Spinoza's Book of Nature. Journal of the History of Philosophy. Volume, 56. Issue, July. Pages, 455-476.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Memory Aids and the Cartesian Circle. British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). On the Alleged Exceptional Nature of Thought in Spinoza. Journal of Philosophical Research. Volume, 41. Issue, 2016. Pages, 1-16.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2015). Rehumanizing Spinoza's Free Man. Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Spinoza on a Supposed Right to Lie. History of Philosophy Quarterly. Volume, 32. Issue, 3. Pages, 235-252.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Spinoza and the Problem of Mental Representation. International Philosophical Quarterly. Volume, 54. Issue, March 2014. Pages, 75-87.
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