Dr M.E. van Strien (Marij)

Assistant professor - History of Philosophy

Dr M.E. van Strien (Marij)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

My research focuses on the history and philosophy of science, in particular physics. I am interested in how developments in the natural sciences have influenced philosophical thought and shaped our worldview. I have worked on the impact of quantum mechanics on philosophy in the twentieth century, and on the history of determinism and causality. I am also interested in the rationality of science and the domain and boundaries of natural science.

I studied physics and history and philosophy of science at Utrecht University. In 2014, I obtained a PhD in philosophy from Ghent University; my PhD project dealt with determinism in nineteenth century physics. I was a postdoc at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, and also spent shorter periods in Pittsburgh, Berlin and Vienna.

Research group
  • Center for the History of Philosophy and Science



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