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Dr Jeff Phillips

Dr Jeff Phillips

Director of Studies in Philosophy, St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Tutor in Philosophy and Theology, Westcott House, Cambridge

Assistant Director of Studies, Westcott House, Cambridge


Biography:

Dr Phillips holds degrees in History, Theology, and Ministry. He came to Cambridge after a ThM with Professor Nancey Murphy in which he studied philosophy, theology and science, and systematic theology.

Dr Phillips earned his doctorate from the University of Cambridge in philosophy and theology. His PhD thesis, 'Univocity and Theological Language After Aquinas and Wittgenstein', was supervised by Professor Janet Soskice, and examined by Fergus Kerr, O.P., FRSE, and Professor Catherine Pickstock. He is a Chadwick Prize winner, a prize given for writing in the philosophy of religion.

Research Interests

Thomas Aquinas

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Alain Badiou's reading of Wittgenstein

Stanley Cavell

Theological engagement with the political philosophy of Giorgio Agamben

Notions of Beauty and Form in philosophy and theology

Philosophy and theology of pedagogy

Analytic and Continental Postmodern Philosophy and Theology

Philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre

Teaching

Philosophy of Religion

Christian Theology

Theology and Science

Key Publications

  • Quine's 'God': discovering yet another empiricist dogma? in Practicing to Aim at Truth: Theological Engagements in Honor of Nancey Murphy, (Cascade, 2015).  

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