Nick Treanor is a Lecturer in Philosophy and the deputy head of the department. Before coming to Edinburgh he was the Newton Trust Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College. He works in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. He received his PhD in 2009 from Brown University.
In 2017, Nick was awarded the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience.
Responsibilities & affiliations
- Deputy Head of Philosophy
- Elected Member of the Senatus Academicus
- Member of the PPLS Equality & Diversity Committee
- Reading Party Coordinator
- Dissertation Preparation Course Organiser
I regularly teach to subhonours and honours teaching in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Before moving to Edinburgh I taught these subjects as well as courses in aesthetics, ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, philosophy of language and philosophy of science.
Nick also runs the Honours Philosophy Reading Party, which he started in autumn 2013.
Student Consultation Hours:
(currently on research leave)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Current PhD students supervised
Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language