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Dr. Hartz has studied intensively the historical philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly Leibniz. Leibniz's Final System (Routledge, 2007) is a book devoted to the mature system. He also has articles on audience response to fiction, humor, and teaching. Dr. Hartz recently published an article, "Leibnitz's Animals: Where Teleology Meets Mechanism," in an anthology (Springer, 2011). He is currently working on skepticism in Descartes' Meditations and on the role of online education in the university. Dr. Hartz has worked with an advanced undergraduate student who presented her research at the Denman Forum in Columbus.