Margaret AthertonMargaret Atherton

Distinguished Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 629
Phone: (414) 229-4719
Fax: (414) 229-5022


Ph.D., Brandeis University

Research Interests:

Research focuses on English philosophers of the early modern period, historical issues in the philosophy of psychology, and the work of women philosophers in the history of philosophy

Teaching Interests:

Teaches courses in the history of modern philosophy.


Atherton, Margaret L. “'Dr. Johnson Kicks the Stone'.” Proceedings of the American Philosphical Association .
Atherton, Margaret L. “Review of Georges Dicker, Berkeley's Immaterialism.” Mind (2013) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “'Review of Antonia LoLordo, 'Locke's Moral Man''.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2013) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “Locke's Last Word on Spirit'.” Essays on the Concept of Mind in Early Modern Philosophy Ed. Glombicek, Petr, and Hill, James. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (2010): 115-129.
Atherton, Margaret L. ““Berkeleianstvi a popreni hmoty”.” George Berkeley Pruvodce jeho filosofi Ed. Glombicek, Petr, and Hill, James. Filosofia,nakladatelstvi Filosofickeho ustavo AV CR. (2009) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “'Review of A Metaphysics for the Mob by John Russell Roberts'.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2009) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “'Real Essence and Nominal Essence'.” Encyclopedia of Locke and His Times Thoemmes Continuum. (2009) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “'What Have We Learned when we Learn to See'.” Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Metaphysics: Essays in Honor of Vere Chapell Ed. Hoffman, Paul, Yaffe, Gideon, and Owen, David. Broadview. (2008) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “'The Books are in the Study as Before'.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2008) .
Atherton, Margaret L. “'The Objects of Immediate Perception'.” New Interpretations of Berkeley, Joural of the History of Philosophy Books Series Ed. Daniel, Steven. Prometheus/Humanity Books. (2008) .