Angela Breitenbach

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Angela Breitenbach studied for a BA in Philosophy and a MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science at the
University of Cambridge. She completed her doctorate at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a thesis
on Kant’s philosophy of nature, for which she received the 2008 Humboldt Prize. She was a Junior Research
Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia.
In 2012, she joined the University of Cambridge as a Lecturer in Philosophy and a Fellow of King’s College.
She has held a visiting position at New York University and has received major fellowships and grants from
the Leverhulme Trust, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the British Society of Aesthetics.

Breitenbach’s research focuses on Kant and the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of science and
aesthetics. Her first book, Die Analogie von Vernunft und Natur: Eine Umweltphilosophie nach Kant (de
Gruyter, 2009), develops a new reading of Kant’s theory of living nature and draws out its implications for
current debates in philosophy of biology and environmental philosophy. She has coedited a major collection
on Kant and the Laws of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2017), a special issue on laws of nature in
contemporary philosophy of science (The Monist, 2017), and a special issue on aesthetics in mathematics
(Philosophia Mathematica, forthcoming 2018).

As a Pro Futura Fellow, she is working on her second book, “Ideals of Unity: Regulative Principles and the
Norms of Enquiry”.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.