Dr. Barnaby Hutchins
PhD, Ghent University, Belgium, 2016.
Supervisor: Eric Schliesser
Examination committee: Dennis Des Chene, Alison Simmons, Sophie Roux, Charles Wolfe
Dissertation title: 'Obscurity and confusion: Nonreductionism in Descartes's biology and philosophy'
MA Continental Philosophy, University of Warwick, UK, 2006.
BA Philosophy, University of Warwick, UK, 2004.
Visiting Scholar, Center for Philosophy of Biology, Duke University, Durham NC, USA. Spring 2014.
Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, London, UK. 2008–9.
Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK. 2007–9.
– ‘Descartes, corpuscles and reductionism: Mechanism and systems in Descartes’s physiology’, The Philosophical Quarterly, 2015 vol. 65 (261): 669–689
– ‘Descartes and the dissolution of life’, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 2016 vol. 54 (2): 155–173.
– ‘Does Descartes have a principle of life? Hierarchy and interdependence in Descartes’s physiology’, Perspectives on Science, forthcoming 2016.
Early modern philosophy, history and philosophy of biology, philosophy of biology
Modern philosophy reading texts, 2015–2016