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Department of Philosophy

Staff

Dr Matthew Daniel Eddy, BA, MA, PhD

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Senior Lecturer/Chair DEC in the Department of Philosophy

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Biography

Trained in England, America and Germany, I am a cultural historian of the Enlightenment with additional interests in the history of science, art and gender in modern Europe. Based in Durham University’s Department of Philosophy, I am the university's Reader in the History and Philosophy of Science and a member of its Centre for Visual Arts and Culture. 

I’ve held fellowships at Harvard, MIT, UCLA, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), Caltech and Durham’s Institute for Advanced Study. At present I am completing a project that investigates how students learned to be rational observers during the Scottish Enlightenment. My work on this topic was recently profiled in the American magazine Inside Higher Ed.

Supervision

I supervise theses and dissertations on all aspects of the 18th- to early 20th-century intellectual history topics outlined above.

Research Groups

  • History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
  • Mind, Language and Metaphysics

Publications

Books: authored

Books: edited

Books: reviews

Books: sections

Journal papers: academic