Four New Hires at Aberdeen


The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen has added four people to its philosophy faculty this season. 

They are:

  • Michael Beaney (coming from Kings College London and Humboldt University). Dr. Beaney works in the history of analytic philosophy, particularly the thought of Frege, Wittgenstein, and Collingwood, and also has interests in creativity, historiography, and Chinese philosophy of language and logic. He will be taking up the Regius Chair of Logic at Aberdeen. You can learn more about his research here.
  •  Vikki Entwistle (coming from the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, where shes still holds a visiting appointment). Dr. Entwistle works in social research and philosophy on topics in healthcare, public health, well-being, and social justice. Her appointment in philosophy is part-time; her main position will be at Aberdeen’s Institute of Applied Health Sciences. You can learn more about her research here.
  • Jesper Kallestrup (coming from the University of Copenhagen). Dr. Kallestrup works in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. At Aberdeen he will be directing the new M.Litt. program in Philosophy and Society. You can learn more about his research here.
  • Edward Thornton (coming from Royal Holloway, University of London). Dr. Thornton works in the history of European philosophy, particulary the 20th Century. He will be joining Aberdeen as a lecturer in philosophy. You can learn more about his research here.

(left to right) Michael Beaney, Vikki Entwistle, Jesper Kallestrup, and Edward Thornton

All of them will be in their new positions by this summer. You can learn more about their appointments here.

(via Federico Luzzi)


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