Chris Meyns is a researcher, philosopher, info nerd.
Here’s my story in brief. Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utrecht University. Previously I was a research associate in the New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project at the University of Cambridge and a Postdoctoral By-fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. I did my doctoral work in philosophy at UCL, and in Spring 2018 I was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
My main work is in early modern philosophy and history of science. I focus specifically on questions about the mind and information. I have written on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century debates on perception, explanation, and Leibniz’s views on probability. My recent research project, Individuating Minds in Early Modern Philosophy (2016), discusses seventeenth century debates on individuation of minds. I am currently working on several papers on perception and information in the early modern period.
When I’m not glued to my screen, I like to transcribe dusty manuscripts, or do the odd bit of urban exploring.