Professor Tim Lewens

Professor at Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

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Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Tim Lewens is a Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Clare College. He is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and the author of various books and academic articles including The meaning of science (Pelican, 2015), Risk: Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, 2007), and Darwin (Routledge 2007), a philosophical study of Darwin and Darwinism.

His research interests include philosophy of biology, philosophy of science and philosophical bioethics.

  • 17 March 2016

    Knowledge, Expertise and the Policy Process – a symposium on Susan Owens’ book

    Academics and policymakers from the UK, Japan and the Netherlands came together to discuss the contribution made to the field of science and policy studies by Susan Owens' new book

  • 14 April 2015, 10am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2015

    This year our conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.

  • In news articles

    Knowledge, Expertise and the Policy Process

    A report of the discussion on Professor Susan Owens' book "Knowledge, Policy and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970-2011"