Research Team

Nancy Cartwright


Nancy Cartwright |is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Durham University, and Professor of Philosophy at the UCSD. Her principal interests are philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference and objectivity in science.

She is the co-director of the Order project, a past Macarthur Fellow, a Fellow of the British Academy and member of the Standing Committee on Research and Evidentiary Standards, The National Academies, Washington D.C.


Eric Watkins


Eric Watkins| is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His areas of research are Kant's philosophy of science in its historical context, and the metaphysical and epistemological principles that are required by different concepts of matter and the laws that govern it. He is the director, jointly with Nancy Cartwright, of the Order project.|


Eleonora Montuschi


Eleonora Montuschi| Senior Research Fellow at CPNSS|. Her areas of interest include the philosophy of science and social science (especially objectivity; the theory and practice of scientific evidence), applied ethics (especially the ethics of science), and the history of philosophy (especially Francis Bacon). She is the research coordinator of the 'Order' project.|



Eric Martin

Eric Martin is the Research Officer for the Order Project.  His primary areas of interest include history and philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, environmental philosophy, science and public policy, and science and religion.||

Rom Harré


Rom Harre is Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department of Georgetown University |in Washington DC and the Director of CPNSS|. He was formerly the University Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at Oxford. His areas of interest include causal powers and agency concepts in both natural and human sciences, models and other kinds of non-formal reasoning in the sciences.|


William Bechtel


William Bechtel| is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at UC and a faculty member in the Center for Chronobiology, the Science Studies Program and Interdiscplinary Program in Cognitive Science.  His research explores issues in the philosophy of the life sciences, including cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, cognitive science, and chronobiology.|



Dennis Des Chene





Dennis Des Chene is professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St Louis. He was a speaker at the Governance of Nature Conference, 2010 and his research interests include:  Theories of the passions in the 17th century, conceptions of natural law, history and philosophy of mathematics.|


Roman Frigg


Roman Frigg| is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of CPNSS. His research interests are in the field of general philosophy of science (scientific representation, modeling, explanation) and philosophy of physics (quantum theory, statistical physics, chaos theory).|


Michael Redhead


Michael Redhead is former Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge and a Co-Director at CPNSS|. His research interests include conceptual and methodological problems of modern theoretical physics with particular reference to quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and the theory of relativity. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.|


Craig Callender


Craig Callender| is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His main areas of research are Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics and Metaphysics. He is particularly interested in the intersection of time and modern science, the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the foundations of statistical mechanics, the metaphysics of science, laws of nature and natural kinds.|


Nancey Murphy


Nancey Murphy| is Professor of Christian Philosophy at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena since 1989. Her area of interest is the relationship between theology and science. She serves on the board of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, and is a member of the Planning Committee for conferences on science and theology sponsored by the Vatican Observatory.|


Richard Bradley


Richard Bradley |is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE. He works primarily in decision theory and especially on the role of hypothetical reasoning in deliberation and on belief and preference change, in the context of both individual and group choice problems. He also has broad interests in the philosophy of social science and the foundations of social theory.|


Margaret Yee


Margaret Yee| is Senior Research Fellow of St Cross College Oxford, Hon., a member of the Faculty of Theology in Oxford, Associate Director of Ian Ramsey Centre and Chairman and Joint Convener of Sophia Europa Oxford. Her major research work has been on the principles of knowing, with special reference to the history and philosophy of science and the thought of Austin Farrer.|


John Hedley Brooke


John Hedley Brooke |is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Durham, and was the first Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion within the Faculty of Theology at Oxford until his retirement in 2006. His research interests include the use of historical analysis to construct critical perspectives for the discussion of how science and religious beliefs bear on each other.|


Andrew Pinsent


Andrew Pinsent  is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre |for Religion and Science at Oxford University, a Research Fellow of Harris-Manchester College and a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford.  He is also a priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton.  He is a member of the UK Institute of Physics.|



Tim Mawson


Tim Mawson| is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Peter's College, Oxford.  His research interests are the Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology and Moral Philosophy.  He is currently Secretary to the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.|


 Robert Bishop


Robert Bishop| is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.  His research involves history and philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of social science, philosophy of mind and psychology, and metaphysics. He is particularly interested in chaos and complex systems and their philosophical implications.|


Andrew Hamilton


Andrew Hamilton is Assistant Professor at the University of Texas in Austin and Assistant Professor at the University of California in San Diego. His research focuses on the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the biological sciences, particularly evolutionary theory and systematics, as well as on the relationships between science and public policy.


Keith Ward


Keith Ward| is Professor of Theology |at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. His research interests include concepts of God; the idea of revelation; method in theology; doctrines of Incarnation and Trinity; religion and science; inter-religious dialogue; Christianity in the context of world religions.|


Peter Harrison


Peter Harrison| is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. He is a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His area of research is cultural and intellectual history, with a focus on the philosophical, scientific and religious thought of the early modern period.|


Shaun Henson

Shaun Henson

Shaun Henson| is Chaplain of St Hugh's College, Oxford and teaches in the Faculty of Theology. At Oxford, he became the first doctoral student to work with the first Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, John Hedley Brooke. Dr Henson's academic disciplines are philosophy and theology, and he has strong interests in the sciences, particularly physics and physical cosmology. He is a priest in the Church of England and is a Novice in the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis.|


Towfic Shomar 

Towfic Shomar


Towfic Shomar |is Director of Schniller Centre for Educational Training at the Theodor Schniller School, Jordan, a Research Associate in the Philosophy of Science at CPNSS-LSE and Head of Humanities and Assistant Professor at the University of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Queen Rania Centre for Entrepreneurship in Jordan and writes a weekly column on scientific knowledge for the Al-Arab Newspaper, Qatar.|


Russell ReManning

Russell Remanning is the Lord Gifford Fellow in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the Univeresity of Aberdeen. He is also visiting fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. His research focuses on the conceptual and historical varieties of natural theology and Paul Tillich's theology of culture.  He is co-convenor of the revived series of Boyle Lectures and President of the North American Tillich Society.|





London School of Economics, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS)
University of California at San Diego (UCSD), Philosophy Departme