About Me

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University. Previously, I was a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 2018-2020.

I received my PhD in 2018 from Yale University and my BA in 2012 from The University of Western Ontario.

I work on early modern philosophy, focusing in particular on John Locke and Ralph Cudworth. Lately, I’ve been working on Ralph Cudworth’s largely unpublished “freewill manuscripts”, some of which you can read online at The Cambridge Platonism Sourcebook. You can also find an exclusive interview with Cudworth at 3:16.

I’m also the leaf editor for Locke: Free Will at PhilPapers.org.

You can download my CV, find me on PhilPeople.org, view my YorkU faculty profile, or email me at mleising [at] yorku [dot] ca.