Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Affiliated Research Scholars

Angela Breitenbach

Angela Breitenbach is a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Her research focuses on Kant, the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and aesthetics.

From May 2013 to April 2015 Angela holds a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, awarded for a project on beauty in science that investigates questions at the intersection of aesthetics and the philosophy of science.

Angela Breitenbach's page at the Faculty of Philosophy

Selected publications


  • Die Analogie von Vernunft und Natur: Eine Umweltphilosophie nach Kant, Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009


  • 'Beauty in Proofs: Kant on Aesthetics in Mathematics', European Journal of Philosophy (early view, DOI: 10.1111/ejop.12021)
  • 'Aesthetics in Science: A Kantian Proposal', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 113: 83–100
  • 'Teleology in Biology: A Kantian Approach', Kant Yearbook, 1 (2009), 31–56
  • 'Two Views on Nature: A Solution to Kant's Antinomy of Mechanism and Teleology', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 16 (2008), 351–369
  • 'Mechanical Explanation of Nature and its Limits in Kant's Critique of Judgment', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Science, 37 (2006), 694–711