Thomas Bonnin



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Egenis, the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences

Former biochemistry student turned philosopher of science. I am since September 2014 a PhD student in 'Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences', at the University of Exeter. My supervisors are John Dupré and Dan Nicholson.

As an epistemologist, I study the creation, development and transmission of knowledge. More precisely, I try to understand in this perspective the contrasted works of two evolutionary biologists, Tom Cavalier-Smith and William Martin, in their attempt to build evolutionary scenarios in the history of life.


Other academic activities:

- Coordinator of the Exeter Biological Interest Group (

- Postgraduate research (PGR) Student Representative for the Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology department (2014-2016).

- Chair of the PGR Liaison Forum of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (2014-2016)


Non-academic activities:

- Basketball player for the Exeter University Men's Basketball Club (2014-2017), 2nd team captain (2016-2017).


Social networks


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