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Dr Emily Caddick

Emily Caddick is a Jacobsen Research Fellow, based in the Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study. She took her BA in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she stayed to study for an MPhil and PhD before joining Birkbeck in October 2011. Emily is also Academic Director and Teaching Officer in Philosophy at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge.

Research interests

    Emily’s research interests are in aesthetics, metaphysics and logic. Her work focuses especially on the nature of fiction.



  • ‘Fictional Branching Time?’ (with Craig Bourne), in F.Correia and A.Iacona (eds.) Around the Tree: Essays on Branching Time (Springer, for Synthese). Forthcoming.
  • ‘On What We May Infer from Artistic and Scientific Representations of Time’ (with Craig Bourne), Writing Visual Culture (formerly Working Papers in Design) vol. 5: Ways of Knowing. Forthcoming.
  • Reviews:

  • Review of Mark Sainsbury's Fiction and Fictionalism, British Journal of Aesthetics 51. 2011.
  • Review of Paul Crowther's The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Forthcoming.

Selected talks and conference papers

  • December 2011: ‘The Fictional Future’ (with Craig Bourne), PERSP Space & Time Workshop on the Open Future, Barcelona.
  • June 2011: ‘Quantum of Solace or Pussy Galore? Superpositions, indefiniteness and truth-value links’ (with Craig Bourne), Scientific Models and Everyday Thinking, 1-day workshop, University of Hertfordshire.
  • April 2011: ‘Making Sense of Metafiction’, Fiction on Fiction: Metafictions and Reflexive Representation – Philosophy, Film, Art, Literature, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge.
  • June 2010: ‘Character Building’, Workshop on Mark Sainsbury’s Fiction and Fictionalism, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
  • September 2009: ‘The Real Problem with Fictional Feelings’, British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, University of Oxford.
  • July 2009: ‘Truthmaking and Indefiniteness in Fiction’, Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University of East Anglia.