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Professeur émérite d'histoire de la philosophie et des sciences à l'université de Sydney.

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Stephen Gaukroger received his BA (hons) in philosophy, with congratulatory first class honours, from the University of London in 1974, and his PhD, in history and philosophy of science, from the University of Cambridge in 1977. He was a Research Fellow at Clare Hall Cambridge, and then at the University of Melbourne, before joining the Philosophy Department at Sydney in 1981. In 2011, he moved to the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. His work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Serbian. He has been editor ofIntellectual History Review, and on the editorial boards ofAustralasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the History of Philosophy,Economy and Society, Metascience, and Philosophical Quarterly.

Professor Gaukroger has recently completed a long-term project on the emergence and consolidation of a scientific culture in the West from 1210 to 1935:The Emergence of a Scientific Culture (Oxford, 2006),The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility(Oxford, 2010),The Natural and the Human (Oxford, 2016), Civilization and the Culture of Science (Oxford, 2020). His re-working of the history of philosophy, The Failures of Philosophy (Princeton), was published in 2020. His current project is ‘The Uniqueness of the West: Classical Antiquity, the Orient, and the Construction of a European Cultural Identity, 1550-1914’.