Eric Eck

Eric Eck

Department of Philosophy
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

  • PhD title: Naturalistic Methods and Ontology
  • Supervisor: Yujin Nagasawa


My research examines philosophical naturalism which opposes supernaturalism and holds that only natural objects exist. I am exploring various methods naturalists use to inform their ontology and also looking at the different forms a naturalistic ontology might take. I am also investigating the relationship between science and the supernatural as well as the oft-assumed link between naturalism and physicalism, or the thesis that only physical objects exist. In my thesis I aim to defend my preferred version of naturalism against supernaturalism and competing methodological and ontological naturalisms.