Nancy cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

  • Birth

    Nancy was born in Pennsylvania.
  • Postdoctorate

    Fellowship at US National Science Foundation, Cambridge University
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    Continued Fellowships

    Participated in fellowships at University of Pittsburg, ZiF, Wissenschaftskolleg, MacArthur Foundation, Princeton, and British Academy within a 10 year span.
  • First Book

    First Book
    Nancy published her first book in 1983.
    Cartwright, N. (1983). How the Laws of Physics Lie. Oxford University Press
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    Nancy became members of esteemed foundations including Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (The German National Academy of Natural Science), American Academy of Arts and Science, and Nuffield College, Oxford.
  • Award

    Nancy received her first award in 2009, the Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Research in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of California at San Diego
  • Distinguished Professor

    Nancy received the Tsing Hua Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor in 2012.
  • Phi Betta Kappa

    Phi Betta Kappa
    Alongside Elliot Sober, Nancy received The Martin R. Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement awarded by the Phi Beta Kappa Society for their work on "Is There Such a Thing as The Scientific Method?". This is her most recent award to date.
  • Most Recent Book

    Most Recent Book
    Nancy's most recent publication
    Cartwright, Nancy (2019). Nature the Artful Modeler: Lectures on Laws, Science, How Nature Arranges the World, and How We Can Arrange It Better. The 2017 Carus Lectures. Open Court
  • Where is She Now?

    Where is She Now?
    Nancy Cartwright FBA FAcSS is a Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego. At Durham she is also the co-Director of the Centre for Humanities engaging Science and Society.