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Prof. Catherine Wilson


Previous Employment: Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, 2009-12


Anniversary Professor



University of York

United Kingdom

1 Aug 201231 Aug 2018

Research output

Descartes and Cartesianism: Essays in Honour of Desmond Clarke

Wilson, C. (ed.) & Gaukroger, S. (ed.), 4 Feb 2017, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 240 p.

Metaethics From a First-Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Wilson, C., 2016, London: Open Book Publishers. 124 p.

A Very Short Introduction to Epicureanism

Wilson, C., 2015, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 160 p.

Leibniz's Metaphysics: A Historical and Comparative Study

Wilson, C., 2015, Princeton University Press.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

Wilson, C. & Clarke, D., 2011, Oxford University Press.

Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

Wilson, C., 2008, Oxford: Clarendon Press. 318 p.

Moral Animals: Ideals and Constraints in Moral Theory

Wilson, C., 2004, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

The Invisible World: Philosophers and the Microscope 1640-1740

Wilson, C., 1995, Princeton University Press.

Research output

Consciousness as a Biological Phenomenon: An Alternative to Panpsychism

Wilson, C., 5 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press)

Article in Harvard Review of Philosophy

Why Do We Study Leibniz (After 300 Years)?

Wilson, C., Apr 2017

Article in The Leibniz Review

The Scientific Perspective on Moral Objectivity

Wilson, C., 21 Mar 2017

Article in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

The living Individual: Leibniz and Buffon

Wilson, C., 2017

Article in Studia Leibnitiana Supplementa

‘Before, Above, Beneath, Below: Metaphysics and Science in Descartes’

Wilson, C., 2017

Article in Philosophical Topics

Another Darwinian Aesthetics

Wilson, C., 26 Jul 2016

Article in Journal of aesthetics and art criticism

Internal Reasons and the Limits of Philosophy

Wilson, C., 2016

Article in Philosophical Inquiries

The Doors of Perception and the Artist Within

Wilson, C., 1 Jun 2015

Article in Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume

Mach, Musil and Modernism

Wilson, C., Jan 2014

Article in The Monist

The Concept of ‘the Organism’ in the Philosophy of Biology

Wilson, C., 2014

Article in Verifiche

Grief and the Poet

Wilson, C., Jan 2013

Article in British journal of aesthetics

Darwin and Nietzsche: Selection, Evolution, and Morality

Wilson, C., 2013

Article in Journal of Nietzsche Studies

Materialism-Animalism-Socialism: The Anthropology of Marx and Engels

Wilson, C., 2013

Article in Social Science (China)

Moral Truth: Observational or Theoretical?

Wilson, C., Apr 2011

Article in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society

‘Moral Progress without Moral Realism’

Wilson, C., Mar 2010

Article in Philosophical Papers

‘Darwinian Morality’

Wilson, C., 2009

Article in Evolution: Education and Outreach

‘Organic Mechanism and the Soul of Science’

Wilson, C., 2009

Article in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

‘The Enlightenment Philosopher as Social Critic’

Wilson, C., 2008

Article in Intellectual history review