Nancy Cartwright

Professor of Philosophy at Durham University, Distinguished Professor at University of California, San Diego

Nancy Cartwright FBA FAcSS is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego and Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and Co-Director of Durham s Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)She specialises in philosophy and methodology of science, at the beginning of her career in philosophy of physics and in the second half, in philosophy of economic and social science. Her research interests include modelling, causal inference, causal powers, scientific emergence and objectivity and evidence, especially for evidence-based policy.She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Science and a member of the American Philosophical Society (The US's oldest academic honorary society), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.