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
This year Nick is teaching Metaphysics at honours level and overseeing the Dissertation Preparation Course. He regularly contributes to subhonours and honours teaching in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Before moving to Edinburgh he taught these subjects as well as courses in aesthetics, ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, and philosophy of science.
Nick also runs the Honours Philosophy Reading Party, which he started in autumn 2013.
Student consultation hours
Mondays 10-11am or by appointment.
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Current PhD students supervised
Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language