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MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society


Professor of Philosophy of Science

On leave 2024/25



Jacob Stegenga is a Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He has published widely on fundamental topics in reasoning and rationality and philosophical problems in medicine and biology. Prior to joining Cambridge he taught in the United States and Canada, and he received his PhD from the University of California San Diego. He is the author of Medical Nihilism and Care and Cure: An Introduction to Philosophy of Medicine, and he is currently writing a book on the sciences of sexual desire.

Jacob runs the YouTube channel PhiSci: Conversations about Philosophy and Science, where he interviews some of the world's most prominent philosophers and scientists about a wide range of topics.

Jacob Stegenga on the HPS Department website

Jacob Stegenga's website

Jacob Stegenga


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