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.
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Nineteenth-Century French Philosophy
- Dunham, J, Grant, I & Watson, S. (2014). Idealism: The History of a Philosophy. Routledge.
Chapter in book
- Dunham, J (2017). Leibniz et la philosophie français du XIXe siècle’. In Lire Leibniz. Vrin.
- Dunham, J (2016). A Universal and Absolute Spiritualism: Maine de Biran’s Leibniz. In The Relationship between the Physical and Moral in Man: The Philosophy of Maine de Biran. Bloomsbury.
- Dunham, J & Phemister, P (2018). Monadologies. Routledge.
- Dunham, J & Lawford-Smith, H. (2017). Offsetting Race Privilege. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy
- Dunham, J (2015). From Habit to Monads: Félix Ravaisson’s Theory of Substance. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23(6): 1085-1105.
- Dunham, J (2015). Idealism, Pragmatism, and the Will to Believe: Charles Renouvier and William James. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23(4): 756-778.
- Dunham, J & Phemister, P (2015). Monadologies: An Historical Overview. British Journal for the History of Philosophy
- Dunham, J (2014). Was James Ward a Cambridge Pragmatist?. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22(3): 557-581.