James G. Lennox

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Philosophy of Science


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James G. Lennox is professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and secondary member of the Departments of Classics and Philosophy. 

During 1983-84, he was a junior fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.; in 1987, a fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University; and in 1994, a visiting lecturer in philosophy at Oxford University. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  His research and publications focus on the relationship between philosophy and the life sciences, with particular emphasis on ancient Greece and the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Research specialties: Ancient Greek philosophy and science, William Harvey, Darwin, and Darwinism. Published widely on history and philosophy of biology focused on scientific inquiry and explanation in historical context.


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