Nancy Cartwright#


Nancy Cartwright
Email:nancy.cartwright 'at' durham.ac.uk
Membership Number:4798
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Username:ncartwright
Elected:2018
Homepage: https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/?id=10659


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 - present Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Durham University
  • 1997 Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego (Winter Quarter)
  • 1991 - 2012 Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
  • 1973 - 1989 Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University, California

Fields of Scholarship
  • History and philosophy of science (especially physics and economics)
  • Philosophy of social technology
  • Causal inference
  • Objectivity in science
  • Evidence, especially for evidence-based policy

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Carus Lectures (APA 2017 Pacific Division Meeting), Seattle:
  • 2017 The Martin R. Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (alongside Elliott Sober)
  • 2016 Associate Member, Senior Common Room at Wadham College, Oxford
  • 2016 Fellow, The Academy of Social Sciences
  • 2015 John Dewey Lecture: 2015 Pacific Division APA meeting
  • 2014 Tsing Hua Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor, awarded by the National Tsing Hua University
  • 2013 Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, University of St Andrews
  • 2012 Medallion, Distinguished Alumna, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2008 President, American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division)
  • 2008 President, Philosophy of Science Association
  • 2007 Titular Member, Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (A.I.P.S.)
  • 2002 Associate Member, Nuffield College, Oxford
  • 2001 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Science
  • 1999 Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (The German National Academy of Natural Science)
  • 1996 Fellow, British Academy
  • 1996 Old Dominion Fellow, Philosophy, Princeton University
  • 1993 Fellow, MacArthur Foundation
  • 1987 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
  • 1982 Fellow, ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research), Bielefeld, Germany
  • 1971 Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. National Science Foundation, Cambridge University

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