Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences

This projects builds on the research strengths and existing interdisciplinary collaborations within Eidyn and the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, and relevant academic partners across Edinburgh’s College of Science and Engineering. The overarching aim is to foster the exploration of central philosophical issues (be they of contemporary or historical interest) in the natural sciences and the human sciences.

To find out more about the project, visit the dedicated website.

Project team: 
  • Project Leader: Prof Michela Massimi
  • Project Research Assistant: Dr James Collins
  • Local Project Team: Dr Wahid Bhimji (Edinburgh Particle Physics Group/ATLAS/CERN); Dr Jane Calvert (Sociology of Science, STIS); Prof Andy Clark (Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, PPLS); Dr Mark Harris (Science & Religion, Divinity); Prof Alistair Elfick (Synthetic Biological Engineering); Prof John Henry (History of Science, STIS); Dr Suilin Lavelle (Philosophy of Mind, PPLS); Prof Duncan Pritchard (Epistemology, PPLS); Dr Kenny Smith (Language Evolution and Computation Unit, PPLS); Dr Mark Sprevak (Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, PPLS); Dr Peggy Series (School of Informatics); Dr Till Vierkant (Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, PPLS)
  • International NetworkHistory and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre DameHistory and Philosophy of Science, University of PittsburghIntegrated History and Philosophy of Science International Network
Principal funding from an IASH 'International and Indisciplinary Research Groups' award, with additional funding from Eidyn (c. £100K)