Michela Massimi#


Michela Massimi
Email:michela.massimi 'at' ed.ac.uk
Membership Number:5039
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Username:mmassimi
Elected:2019
Twitter:@p_realism
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/philosophymassimi



Present and Previous Positions
  • August 2015 to present Professor (Personal Chair in Philosophy of Science), School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • July 2012 - July 2015 Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • August 2009 - June 2012 Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
  • September - December 2009 Visiting Professor, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • From September 2008 (lifetime appointment) Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
  • October 2005 - August 2008 (probationary) Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
  • October 2002 - October 2005 Junior Research Fellow, Girton College, University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Philosophy
  • Kant
  • History and philosophy of modern physics

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2018 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2018 Affiliate Member of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Edinburgh
  • 2017 Royal Society Wilkins–Bernal–Medawar Medal and Lecture, given for excellence in a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science
  • 2016 - 2020 Principal Investigator for the European Research Council Consolidator Grant 'Perspectival Realism. Science, Knowledge, and Truth from a Human Vantage Point' (€1.6 million)
  • 2015 - 2019: Elected Vice-President, European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA)
  • 2016 Elected Corresponding Member of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (AIPS)
  • 2012 - 2015: Elected Member of the American Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) Governing Board

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