Dr Nikk Effingham PhD (Leeds)

Dr Nikk Effingham

Department of Philosophy
Reader in Philosophy
Head of Research

Contact details

Address
ERI Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

I research metaphysics, philosophy of time (mainly time travel), philosophy of religion, and philosophy of epidemiology.

Qualifications

  • PhD. Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 2007.
  • Taught M.A., Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 2001.
  • Joint Honours B.A. Philosophy and English, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 2000.

Biography

I studied at the University of Leeds, as well as worked there as a teaching assistant and as the administrator for the CMM (Centre of Metaphysics and Mind.) I moved to Glasgow to take up a one-year temporary teaching post before then taking another temporary post at the University of Birmingham. I was made permanent the year after.

Teaching

I teach both metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. 

Postgraduate supervision

I currently supervise doctoral candidates researching areas including metaontology, ontology, the philosophy of time, and the philosophy of mind. I can supervise theses in a wide variety of areas of theoretical philosophy, including metaphysics and many areas of philosophy of religion, science and mind.


Find out more - our PhD Philosophy  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.

Research

I’m currently completing the final draft of a book on the philosophy of time travel. 

Other activities

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Effingham, N 2020, Time travel: probability and impossibility. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198842507.001.0001

Article

Effingham, N 2020, 'Slot Theory and Slotite Theory', Philosophia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-020-00197-3

Effingham, N 2020, 'The CaML model of pantheism', Religious Studies. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034412519000672

Effingham, N 2018, 'Mereological Nominalism', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12522

Effingham, N 2018, 'The philosophy of filioque', Religious Studies. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034412518000264

Effingham, N & Price, M 2017, 'Multiple studies and weak evidential defeat', Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 353–366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-017-9409-9

Effingham, N 2015, 'Multiple Location and Christian Philosophical Theology', Faith and Philosophy, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 25-44. https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil20153427

Effingham, N 2015, 'The location of properties', Noûs, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 846–866. https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12093

Effingham, N 2013, 'Harmoniously Investigating Concrete Structures', Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, vol. 2, pp. 190-195.

Effingham, N 2012, 'An unwelcome consequence of the Multiverse Thesis', Synthese, vol. 184, no. 3, pp. 375-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-010-9820-5

Effingham, N 2012, 'Impure sets may be located: a reply to Cook', Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 330-336. https://doi.org/10.1002/tht3.48

Chapter

Effingham, N 2015, Contemporary Philosophy. in Time Travel in Popular Media: Essays on Film, Television, Literature and Video Games. McFarland, pp. 20-34.

Effingham, N 2015, Properties are Potatoes?: An essay on ontological parsimony. in C Daly (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods., Chapter 11, Palgrave Macmillan.

Effingham, N 2012, Endurantism and Perdurantism. in The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics. Continnum, pp. 170-97.

Other contribution

Effingham, N 2020, The metaphysics of time travel..

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