BA (Vind), MA (Western), PhD (McMaster)
Mike Bennett received his PhD in Philosophy from McMaster University in 2014. He has previously taught at King’s as an Assistant Professor (sessional) in the Contemporary Studies Programme and a Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology. He joined the Foundation Year Programme in 2016.
Dr. Bennett’s research is in the history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and philosophy of biology. He has recently written a book (forthcoming) on the influence of Stoic, Epicurean, and Aristotelian physics on the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. His current project examines the influence of evolutionary science on twentieth-century French philosophy, and the convergence of the neo-finalism of Deleuze, Henri Bergson and Raymond Ruyer, with recent trends in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.
Interests: Philosophy of nature, history and philosophy of science (especially biology), ancient Greek and Roman thought, metaphysics, logic, bioethics, science and politics