Dr. Alexander X. Douglas‘s
biography states: “I am a lecturer in philosophy in the School of
Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies at the University of St.
Andrews. I am a historian of philosophy, interested in the philosophy of the
human sciences, particularly from the early modern period. I am interested in
theories of human reasoning, desire, choice, and social interaction –
particularly work that questions the foundations of formal theories in logic
and economics from a humanistic perspective. I am particularly interested in
the thought of Benedict de Spinoza, which continues to inspire alternatives to
the dominant paradigm in economics and social science. My first
book, Spinoza and Dutch Cartesianism, proposed a new interpretation of
Spinoza, situating him in the context of debates within the Dutch Cartesian
tradition, over the status of philosophy and its relation to theology. I am
completing a book…
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