Professor Easton specializes in the history of modern philosophy, particularly the philosophy of René Descartes and the Cartesians of the seventeenth century. Her interests also include the philosophy of mind, the history of science, and the history of philosophy. Her current research centers on the writings of Robert Desgabets (1610-1678), whose Cartesianism represents an important challenge to traditional conceptions of the Cartesian philosophy. As a recipient of the Borchard Scholar-in-Residency Grant, she spent the fall of 2000 in France working on an extended study of Desgabets's writings. She also directed and edited The Descartes Web Site that features seventeenth-century French and English editions of Descartes' work, The Passions of the Soul.

At CGU she teaches courses and seminars in early modern philosophy. She has also taken part in team-teaching transdisciplinary courses at CGU.

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