Thomas Holden

Death-Valley-headshot1I am a Professor and Chair at the University of California Santa Barbara. My research interests focus on early modern European philosophy, in particular the metaphysics, natural philosophy, and philosophy of language and philosophy of religion of the period. Publications include The Architecture of Matter: Galileo to Kant (Oxford 2004), Spectres of False Divinity: Hume’s Moral Atheism (Oxford 2010), “Hume’s Absolute Necessity” in Mind (2014), and “Hobbes’s First Cause” in the Journal of the History of Philosophy (2015).