Prof Pauline Phemister
Pauline Phemister M.A. Ph.D. (Edinburgh) returned to the department in 2005, prior to which she held a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford and taught at the Universities of Nebraska-Lincoln and Liverpool. She is author of Leibniz and the Natural World (2005), The Rationalists: Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz (2006) and Leibniz and the Environment (2016) She is a co-investigator on the AHRC research project, Caring for the Future through Ancestral Time, and local co-ordinator of the CHCI Humanities for the Environment project, Uncertain Human Future.
Student Consultation Hours
Fridays 11.30-12.30, or by appointment (semester 1); Fridays 11.10-12.00, or by appointment (semester 2)
Early modern philosophy, especially Rationalists and Locke, Philosophy of Nature. Pauline Phemister is a member of the Early Modern Philosophy @ Edinburgh research cluster.
History of Modern Philosophy/Environmental Philosophy.
Current courses taught:
Mind and Body in Early Modern Philosophy
Reason and Experience: Seventeenth Century Philosophy
Greats, lectures on Descartes
Pauline Phemister is willing to supervise postgraduate dissertations on topics relating to early modern philosophy and ecological philosophy.
- Research Advisor, Philosophy
- Course Organiser, Greats
- Associate Editor, British Journal for the History of Philosophy
- Editorial Board memberships, Studia Leibnitiana and Philosophical Quarterly