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Department of Philosophy

Staff

Dr Jeremy Dunham

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Assistant Professor/Curriculum Officer in the Department of Philosophy

Contact Dr Jeremy Dunham

I am interested in issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind in early modern and nineteenth-century philosophy.

I spend a lot of my time working on forgotten figures in the history of philosophy (James Ward, Charles Renouvier, and Clarisse Coignet, to name a few), but I have recently been doing a lot of research on the more well known philosophers William James and Hegel. I am writing a book on William James and the relationship between his metaphysics and his pragmatism, and I hope to finish that relatively soon. I am also writing a book on habit in the history of philosophy (from Descartes to Dewey), which will no doubt take a lot longer.

Before coming to work at Durham, I held a Levehulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Sheffield, a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Chicago's Commitee on Social Thought, and an Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh.

I am also the treasurer for the British Society for the History of Philosophy: http://www.bshp.org.uk/

You can read more about my work at my website: www.jeremydunham.org

My Office Hours are 10am-1pm every Friday during term time. 

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Habit
  • Idealism
  • Nineteenth-Century French Philosophy
  • Pragmatism

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Edited book

  • Dunham, J. & Phemister, P. (2018). Monadologies. Routledge.

Journal Article

Translated Chapter in Book

  • Dunham, J. (trans.) (2016). Maine de Biran, Pierre, 'A Universal and Absolute Spiritualism: Maine de Biran’s Leibniz (Rapports du physique et du moral de l'homme.)'. In The Relationship between the Physical and Moral in Man: The Philosophy of Maine de Biran. Meacham, Darian & Spadola, Joseph (ed.). London New York: Bloomsbury. 157-197