Pauline Phemister

Professor

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 6.04, Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AD

Availability

  • Consultation Hours: Fridays, 2.30pm - 3.30pm or by appointment.

Background

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. 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Undergraduate teaching

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.

Teaching

student consultation hours

Fridays 11.30-12.30, or by appointment (semester 1); Fridays 11.10-12.00, or by appointment (semester 2)

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Early modern philosophy, especially Rationalists and Locke, Philosophy of Nature. Pauline Phemister is a member of the Early Modern Philosophy @ Edinburgh research cluster.

Research Interests