Winner of the ESSSAT prize in 2000.
BA in theology and religious studies from Cambridge University (1994)
MSc in the history and philosophy of science from Imperial College,
PhD on the scientific and theological dimensions of eighteenth- and
nineteenth-century theories of passions and emotions, from Cambridge
He lectures in the Cambridge Faculty of Divinity on the history and
philosophy of relationships between science and religion. His particular
interests are nineteenth-century British theology, philosophy and science,
especially the history of psychology, Thomas Huxley, agnosticism, and
His next research project will be into the origins of the concept of
'altruism' in the context of scientific and positivist attempts to naturalise
ethics in the nineteenth century.
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