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Dr Peter West

Teaching Fellow/Director of Dissertations/JH Arts (A&H Programmes Advisor and Exam Board Rep


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Teaching Fellow/Director of Dissertations/JH Arts (A&H Programmes Advisor and Exam Board Rep in the Department of Philosophy  
Associate Member in the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)  
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  

Biography

Peter West is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Durham University. His research focuses primarily on epistemology and metaphysics in Early Modern philosophy, especially the philosophy of George Berkeley and Margaret Cavendish. He is also in interested in public philosophy and questions about how best to bridge the gap between the academy and the public sphere.

Publications

Chapter in book

  • West, Peter., & Fasko, Manuel. (2020). Molyneux's Question: The Irish Debates. In Molyneux's Question and the History of Philosophy. Ferretti, Gabriele., & Glenney, Brian. Routledge. 122-135.
  • West, Peter. (2020). Knowing Me, Knowing You: Berkeley on Self-Knowledge and Other Minds. In The Self and Self-Knowledge in Early Modern Philosophy. Boros, Gábor., Szalai, Judit., & Istvan Toth, Oliver. Eötvös University Press.

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • West, Peter (2021). The dangers of Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse. Institute of Arts and Ideas
  • West, Peter. (2021). On Susan Stebbing and the role of public philosophy. Aeon
  • West, Peter., & Moravec, Matyáš. (2021). In Praise of Co-Authoring. The Philosopher
  • West, Peter. (2021). Five lessons on bringing truth back into politics from Britain's first philosophy professor. The Conversation
  • West, Peter. (2020). Why Boris Johnson must stop talking about 'good British common sense'. The Conversation