Dr Callum Duguid

Dr Callum Duguid


I moved to Leeds in 2012 to begin my PhD with Steven French and wrote my dissertation on metaphysics and the philosophy of science. After graduating, I joined the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science as a Teaching Fellow. Prior to Leeds, I was a Masters student (Philosophy) at Nottingham and an undergraduate at Glasgow (Mathematics and Philosophy).

Research interests

My primary research interests lie within metaphysics and the philosophy of science. I subscribe to the view that the best way to make progress in our metaphysical accounts of the world is through paying close attention to the content of our best scientific theories. It is often challenging to extract philosophical lessons from these theories, but doing so is necessary if the position we hold is to be as accurate and updated as possible.

My doctoral dissertation was on some of the challenges raised to a Humean picture of the world by contemporary science. In it, I argued that the Humean view of laws of nature as descriptive regularities is not undermined by these challenges.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Research groups and institutes

  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy
  • Centre for History and Philosophy of Science
  • Centre for Metaphysics and Mind