About this Fellow
Nancy Cartwright is a philosopher/methodologist of the natural and social sciences. During the first part of her career at Stanford University she specialised in philosophy of physics; in the second part, in the UK (LSE & Durham) and at UCSD, she specialises in the social and economic sciences and on evidence-based policy. She has worked on scientific realism and use of theory, modelling, causality and evidence. Besides being a fellow of the British Academy, Professor Cartwright is a former MacArthur fellow, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the Leopoldina (the German Society for Natural Science). She has honorary degrees from Southern Methodist University and St Andrews. Professor Cartwright was married to the late Sir Stuart Hampshire and they have two daughters, Emily and Sophie.
- Professor of Philosophy, Durham University; Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
- Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University, California, 1973 - 1989
- Professor of Philosophy, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1991 - 2012
- Professor of Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1989
- Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 2012
- Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego, 1997