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Dr Adam Toon


Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Office: FF14 in Byrne House
On research leave: 1st January to 1st July 2018

Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes

I work in philosophy of science. I am especially interested in scientific modelling, the nature of representation in science and the role of material culture in scientific reasoning.

To address these issues, I draw on work in the history and sociology of science, as well as my own empirical studies. I also make use of perspectives from epistemology, philosophy of art, philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

I joined the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at Exeter in the autumn of 2013. I am also a member of Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences.

Before coming to Exeter, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bielefeld in Germany.

I did my PhD in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge (supervised by Prof. Martin Kusch). Before that, I studied for a BA in Natural Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge and an MSc in Philosophy and History of Science at the London School of Economics.