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2019-20

Dr Clare Moriarty

Clare's research focuses on early modern philosophy and mathematics. She recieved her PhD at King's College London, where she wrote about George Berkeley and infinitesimal calculus. Before that, she studied at Cambridge University and University College Dublin. She is a Fellow for Public Philosophy at the Forum for Philosophy at the London School of Economics. Clare is the current recipient of a two-year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Her project is focused on exploring Berkeley's views on science, mathematics and religion in the 1730s. She will begin writing a book about this period of Berkeley's philosophy in her second year. She is also planning research on hostility to mathematics and mathematisation in the modern era, looking at the views of philosophers who resisted the turn towards formalisation that emerged in the early 18th century.

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