David deBruijn completed his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, where he worked primarily on German rationalism from Leibniz to Kant and contemporary questions in the philosophy of perception. Today he continues to work on these themes, especially the philosophy of John McDowell and the role of self-awareness in perceptual experience.
- Rationalism about Experience
My main interest is in the way reflecting on rationalism, especially in its 18th century German versions, allows us to think about perceptual experience.
- Rationalism about Perceptual Phenomenology
- Leibnizian passivity and Kantian Sensibility
- Thought and Self-awareness
Research Interests: philosophy of John McDowell and the role of self-awareness in perceptual experience