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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.

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Festival of Ideas - Debating Philosophy of Religion

Oct 19, 2016

Workshop for students in Years 11,12, and 13: Saturday 22 November, 11am-1pm.

Vacancy: Fixed Term Research Associate in Theology and Science

Oct 12, 2016

The Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate to this project on Theology and Science.

Festival of Ideas - The New Cambridge Mosque Panel Discussion

Oct 07, 2016

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event on Saturday 22nd October.

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