Michela Massimi



Michela Massimi joined Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in July 2012, where she founded and is currently leading the Research Cluster in Philosophy of Science. Before joining Edinburgh, Michela taught for seven years at UCL in the Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, and in 2009 she was Visiting Professor at HPS, Pittsburgh. She completed her PhD at the LSE in 2002, and in 2002-2005 she was Junior Research Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge. For her research profile, cv, and up-to-date list of publications, see her personal webpage above.


Responsibilities & affiliations

  •  Research Cluster in Philosophy of Science
  • Project Leader and Convenor for the Philosophy and the Sciences MOOC
  • (please note that Prof Massimi is currently mostly on research leave with her ERC Consolidator grant Perspectival Realism).

Undergraduate teaching

Michela currently organises and teaches the following courses at Edinburgh:

  • Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Science (from 2017/8 renamed "Science, Nature and Social Values", semester 1, 2017/8)
  • Realism, Relativism and Reality (semester 2 in 2017/8)
  • (please note that Prof Massimi is mostly on resarch leave in 2017/8 because of her ERC grant on Perspectival Realism).

Office hours:

  • (semester 2 only) Thursday 1.15pm - 3.15pm

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy, Kant

For an up-to-date CV, list of publications and links to pre-prints of articles, please consult Prof Massimi's personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/philosophymassimi/


Knowledge exchange

For a full list of past and present KE events, please consult Prof. Massimi's personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/philosophymassimi/

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

Prof Massimi is currently the Principal Investigator of an ERC Consolidator Grant "Perspectival Realism. Science, knowledge and truth from a human vantage point", 2016-2020 (€1.6 million).
For the activities of the project and relevant details please see: www.perspectivalrealism.org

Past project grants

Prof Massimi was the Principal Investigator of a Leverhulme Trust International Network "Kant and the Laws of Nature" (2012-2015).
For the activities of the project and relevant info, please see: www.kantandlaws.wordpress.com