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 have held visiting positions at Toronto, Yale and LMU Munich.
My main work is in early modern philosophy, focusing on questions around the mind and information. I have written on the analysis of imagination, sympathetic action, and Leibniz’s views on probability. My most recent research project, Individuating Minds in Early Modern Philosophy (2016), discusses seventeenth century debates on the individuation of minds. I am currently working on several papers on the relation between psychology and space 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.