Faculty of Philosophy

Cambridge has occupied a uniquely distinguished place in the history of philosophy in the last 100 years. It was here in the early years of the 20th century, that Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Ramsey and others developed the analytic style of philosophy which is now prominent in much of the world. The Faculty of Philosophy today retains a strong commitment to this analytic tradition, combining it with study and teaching of the history of philosophy from Plato to the present day, as well as aesthetics and political philosophy.

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• #### Metaphysics and the Mind-Body Problem: Why the Twenty-First Century Still Needs Mental Substances ﻿

In the preface to the second edition of his German Metaphysics (1751) Christian Wolff distinguishes three responses to the mind-body problem. Materialism says that everything is ultimately material. Idealism says that ...
• #### On Dualities and Equivalences Between Physical Theories ﻿

(2018-06-02)
The main aim of this paper is to make a remark about the relation between (i) dualities between theories, as duality' is understood in physics and (ii) equivalence of theories, as equivalence' is understood in logic and ...
• #### What's the Matter? Toward a Neo-Aristotelian Ontology of Nature ﻿

(2020-06-01)
This thesis contributes to the development of a ‘neo-Aristotelian’ ontology of powers that accommodates quantum phenomena. It offers a number of philosophical objections to ‘Super-Humean’ metaphysics, and constructs a ...
• #### Normativity and Representation in Kant's Theory of Cognition ﻿

(2020-03-01)
This dissertation examines various aspects of normativity and representation as they figure in Kant’s theory of cognition. In particular, I argue that Kant holds that certain forms of representational content constitutively ...