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Professor Tim Lewens

Professor Tim Lewens

Professor of Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; philosophical bioethics


Tim is an investigator on a large, multi-institution project 'Putting the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis to the Test', funded by the John Templeton Foundation. He was the Principal Investigator for the ERC-funded project A Science of Human Nature? (2011–2016). From 2009 to 2015 he was a Council Member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and served on the working parties for two Nuffield Council reports: Novel Techniques for the Prevention of Mitochondrial DNA Disorders: An Ethical Review (June 2012), and Human Bodies: Donation for Medicine and Research (October 2011). From 2014 to 2017 he was the Deputy Director of CRASSH, the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Professor Tim Lewens on the HPS Department website


History and Philosophy of Science:
Philosophy of biology; philosophical bioethics