Corpus Christi College has a number of senior members who are actively engaged in research in various topics in philosophy and are involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. We are able to cover a large range of the papers in the Philosophy Tripos ‘in house’ and are able to secure excellent supervisors from elsewhere in the university for the other papers.
Dr James Warren is the Director of Studies in Philosophy for the college, and a University Reader in Ancient Philosophy. He supervises for papers in the Philosophy and Classics Triposes in Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Ethics. His research interests focus on ancient ethics, especially of the Hellenistic period, ancient scepticism, Presocratic philosophy, and ancient philosophical discussions of pleasure and time. He is the author of Epicurus and Democritean ethics: an archaeology of ataraxia (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Facing Death: Epicurus and his critics (Oxford University Press, 2004), Presocratics (Acumen publishing and University of California Press, 2007), and The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists (Cambridge University Press, 2014), alongside various articles. He is also the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and, with F. C. C. Sheffield, of The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (Routledge, 2014).
Dr Marina Frasca-Spada is the Senior Tutor of the college. She was born and educated in Rome and took her first degree (MA) in Philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her publications include Space and the Self in Hume’s “Treatise” (Cambridge, 1998, pbk 2000), Books and Sciences in History (co-edited with N. Jardine, Cambridge, 2000), Impressions of Hume (co-edited with P.J.E. Kail, Oxford, 2005), and a number of articles in scholarly journals and volumes. She is co-editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science and of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Her main interests include issues in metaphysics and philosophy of science as well as in the history of modern philosophy, which is her research specialty. Her current projects include a book on Hume and Kant, a collection of essays on Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, and studies on the readership of philosophical literature in eighteenth-century England, especially compared to the reading and reception of novels. Marina directs studies for the History and Philosophy of Science Tripos and supervises for papers on Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Philosophy, and Kant.
The college also regularly has Research Fellows in Philosophy.
Catrin Campbell-Moore has been elected to a Stipendiary Research Fellowship in Logic beginning in October 2015.