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Kirsten Walsh

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, completing my BA and MA in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. I then moved to New Zealand and completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Otago. Before joining the Philosophy department at Nottingham, I lectured at the University of Calgary and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bucharest. I have also been a visiting scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Cambridge.

Please visit my website for more information and links to papers and blog posts: www.kirstenwalsh.com

Research Summary

I am interested in Isaac Newton's methodology in both historical and philosophical contexts. I ask, how ought we understand his scientific achievements and what are the upshots for theoretical… read more

Recent Publications

  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. How Many Colours?. In: MARCOS SILVA, ed., How Colours Matter for Philosophy Springer. (In Press.)
  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. Newton: from certainty to probability? Philosophy of Science. (In Press.)
  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. Principles in Newton's Natural Philosophy. In: PETER ANSTEY, ed., The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Routledge. (In Press.)
  • ADRIAN CURRIE and KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. Newton on Islandworld: Ontic-Driven Explanations of Scientific Method Perspectives on Science. (In Press.)

Current Research

I am interested in Isaac Newton's methodology in both historical and philosophical contexts. I ask, how ought we understand his scientific achievements and what are the upshots for theoretical accounts of science? My approach incorporates the tools and ideas of contemporary philosophy of science, balanced with a sensitivity to historical context. This gives my research a distinctive reach into both contemporary issues in the philosophy of science and to the history of ideas.

I have been carrying out my research as part of a team studying the emergence of experimental philosophy in the early modern period. I make regular contributions to the project blog, 'Early Modern Experimental Philosophy'.

Please visit my website for more information and links to papers and blog posts: www.kirstenwalsh.com

  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. How Many Colours?. In: MARCOS SILVA, ed., How Colours Matter for Philosophy Springer. (In Press.)
  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. Newton: from certainty to probability? Philosophy of Science. (In Press.)
  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. Principles in Newton's Natural Philosophy. In: PETER ANSTEY, ed., The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Routledge. (In Press.)
  • ADRIAN CURRIE and KIRSTEN WALSH, 2017. Newton on Islandworld: Ontic-Driven Explanations of Scientific Method Perspectives on Science. (In Press.)
  • KIRSTEN WALSH and ADRIAN CURRIE, 2015. Caricatures, Myths & White-Lies Metaphilosophy. 46(3), 414-435
  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2015. Review: 'The Unknown Newton' Society and Politics. 9(2), 86-88
  • KIRSTEN WALSH, 2012. Did Newton Feign the Corpuscular Hypothesis?. In: JAMES MACLAURIN, ed., Rationis Defensor Springer. 97-110

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