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Prof Helen Beebee

Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

My research falls mostly under the broad theme of 'Humeanism', which I take to be the view that there is no such thing as natural necessity (or, if there is, it is a fairly superficial rather than a fundamental feature of reality).

I also have an interest in freedom of the will, and in particular in defending compatibilism - e.g. in 'Humean compatibilism' (Mind 111 (2002), with Al Mele) -- which brings a Humean conception of laws to bear on van Inwagen's Consequence Argument -- and 'Smilansky's alleged refutation of compatibilism' (Analysis 68 (2008)). 

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