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Dr Geoffrey Blumenthal

Dr Geoffrey Blumenthal

Dr Geoffrey Blumenthal

Research Associate

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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I am a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy, having obtained my MA in 2011, MPhil in 2012 and PhD in 2016. 

I am the winner of the Prize for the Best Doctoral Research Thesis 2016/17 for the Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol. 

I am an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

I have been the organiser for the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Annual Conference 2018.

I am a coordinating editor of 'Foundations of Chemistry'.

IIn addition to my publications, my forthcoming publications include "Some late phlogiston theories, the debates on theory choice in Germany 1787-1798 and implications concerning pluralities and pluralisms in chemistry", which will be included in the collected volume "Chemistry: Philosophical Investigations. Proceedings of the ISPC Paris Conference", edited by Jean-Pierre Llored. 






  • the history and philosophy of chemistry to 1850
  • large-scale changes in science
  • scientific epistemology
  • Copernicus



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