My training is in the history of ideas in 18th-century France. My early work was on the philosophy of language and mind in the 18th century, though more recently I have expanded this study to include the entire early modern era (16th through 18th centuries). I am most interested in the connections between philosophies of language and other areas such as metaphysics, science, aesthetics and identity. I am also an assistant editor for The French Review.
Coski, C. From Barbarism to Universality:
Language and Identity in Early Modern France. Columbia: University
South Carolina Press. 2011.
Coski, C. "The Instrument Philosophe:
Identity, Free Will and Morality in the Rêve de d'Alembert."
Review. 88.3. 2015. Accepted/Forthcoming.
Coski, C. "Emotion and Poetry in Condillac's Theory of Language and Mind." French Review. 80.1: 157-170. 2006
Coski, C. "Diderot's Lettre sur les sourds et muets and Philosophical Frivolity." Essays in French Literature. 43: 29-45. 2006
Coski, C. "Maupertuis on the Origin of Language: the Scientific Mind and Human Progress." Dalhousie French Studies. 73: 45-53. 2005
Coski, C. "Condillac's Modernization of Rationalist Language Theory: Evidence, Propositions, and a Newtonian Linguistics." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. 2004
Coski, C. "Condillac's Metaphysical Paradox: The Nature of the Soul versus the Natural Origin of Language and Reason." Dalhousie French Studies. 67: 3-15. 2004
Coski, C. "Condillac: Language, Thought, and Morality in the Man and Animal Debate." French Forum. 28 (1): 57-75. 2003
Coski, C. "Rousseau: Le langage et la
problématique de la perfectibilité." Working Papers in
Romance Literatures and Philology. 2: 1-12.
Coski, C. Book Review, Accepted, "Krause, Jonathan. Early Trench Tactics in the French Army: The Second Battle of Artois, May-June 1915." French Review. 87.3: 288-289. 2014
Coski, C. "Michael Neiberg, The Blood of Free Men: The
Liberation of Paris, 1944." French Review.
86.6: 1279. 2013
Coski, C. "Julie Candler Hayes, Translation, Subjectivity, and Culture in France and England: 1600-1800." Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 34.1-2: 172-174. 2010