skip to primary navigationskip to content

Dr Natalja Deng

Dr Natalja Deng

TWCF Postdoctoral Fellow 'Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences'

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science


Natalja works mainly in the philosophy of time and the philosophy of religion. She's interested in questions about whether and in what sense time passes, and whether we experience time's passing. She originally studied physical natural sciences at Cambridge, and then philosophy at Oxford. Her D.Phil. thesis, directed by Oliver Pooley, is entitled 'Time, Experience, and the A versus B debate'. In it, she defends the B-theory of time from the challenge arising from temporal experience and develops a minimal view of temporal passage as temporal succession. 

In the philosophy of religion, her interests include the meaningfulness (or otherwise) of religious language, and the viability of religious fictionalism. She's currently a postdoc within Prof. Sarah Coakley’s TWCF project ‘Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences’, and a Bye-Fellow at Murray Edwards College. The project presents an opportunity to explore questions at the intersection between the philosophy of time and the philosophy of religion. See here for a project description, and the academia link for her publications to date.

RSS Feed Latest news

Open Afternoon for potential applicants

Feb 20, 2017

The next Open Afternoon for our undergraduate course is on Monday 24th April. Bookings now open!

Decani Scholarship applications invited

Feb 16, 2017

Clare College is inviting applications for the Decani Scholarship.

Dr Beth Singler Discusses 'The Rise of the Robots' on BBC Radio 4

Feb 13, 2017

Dr Beth Singler, Former PhD student and research associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, recently discussed the role of robots in science and culture on the BBC's Today programme.

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass at Corpus Christi College, 29 March

Feb 01, 2017

This event is aimed at inquisitive students in Year 12 (or equivalent) at UK schools only, and features a series of challenging and inspiring taster lectures.

2017 Henry Martyn Lectures

Feb 01, 2017

“Who Are My People: Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Post-Colonial Africa.” The series takes place on 20, 21, and 22 February at 5.30pm in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity.

View all news