About Me: 

Peter Distelzweig

I am a visiting assisant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. I specialize in early modern philosophy, ancient philosophy, and history and philosophy of science.

My present research aims to articulate the philosophical import of Renaissance and early modern philosophy, science, and medicine.  I am interested in how these disciplines interacted with each other and with philosophical psychology, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. I also work on ancient philosophy, science, and medicine and have broad interests in general philosophy of science. 

I enjoy teaching a broad range of introductory and advanced courses in the history of philosophy (ancient, medieval and early modern) and can happily teach introductory courses like Philosophical Problems, "Baby" Logic, and Critical Thinking, as well as Introduction to Philosophy of Science and advanced seminars on a variety of topics in general philosophy of science.

I was a co-organizer of the Medicine, Philosophy and the 'Scientific Revolution' initiative hosted at the University of Pittsburgh.

I will take up a position as assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) in Summer 2014.



Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2013)
History and Philosophy of Science
Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

M.A., University of Pittsburgh (2010)
History and Philosophy of Science

M.S., Eastern Michigan University (2006)
Physics/Physics Education 

B.A., University of Notre Dame (2000)
Summa cum laude
Arts & Letters and Science Honors Degree
Honors Philosophy