Lukas M. Verburgt   



Please find my complete C.V. here.

* Happy to announce that I’ll be giving
a short talk on academic freedom at the
NIAS Opening Academic Year 2021/22
+ 50 Years of Academic Freedom
8 September 2021 * 

I am currently NWO VENI Postdoctoral Researcher at History and Philosophy of Science, Utrecht University. I am the author of John Venn: A Life in Logic (The University of Chicago Press, 2021) and numerous journal articles, and the (co-)editor of several edited collections. 

My main field of expertise is the history of science and philosophy in modern Europe, with a focus on the Anglophone world. One of my central research aims is to understand the major shifts in the nature and limits of scientific and philosophical knowledge in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  

Recent work has focused, for instance, on the transformation of natural philosophy into the sciences, the rise of philosophy as an academic discipline, and the Kantian legacy in British science and mathematics.  
I am also active as a historian of philosophy of science and history of science. Here, my central interest lies in probing the ways in which these fields have contributed to shaping their object of research - science - in the period from their emergence at the turn of the 20th century up to the present. Some of my recent publications deal with historiographical questions about the why and how of writing history of science in the 21st century.  

I obtained my PhD in Philosophy (2015) from the University of Amsterdam, where I also worked as a Lecturer for several years. Currently I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Freudenthal Institute, History and Philosophy of Science, at Utrecht University with a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

From September 2021 I will start a new project as an Individual Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS). 

I have previously held visiting research positions at Trinity College, Cambridge, the Department for History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

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