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Dr Rune Nyrup

Subject Philosophy
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2017


Rune Nyrup has a PhD in philosophy from Durham University, and is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

His research covers the role of different kinds of reasoning—e.g. analogical, explanatory, diagnostic—across the sciences, especially in relation to the question of pursuit worthiness (i.e. which hypotheses or models to prioritise for further investigation) and the proper role of ethical and political values in science. He is currently exploring these issues in relation to artificial intelligence research and the application of AI technology, but also maintains an interest in the philosophy of archaeology and medical sciences.

College positions

2017 – Present

Director of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science