A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.

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Emily Thomas

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Durham University. An Honorary Fellow at the ACU Dianoia Institute of Philosophy. Previously, studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (2013), and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Groningen (2013-2016). Emily sits on editorial or advisory boards for the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, the International Association for the Philosophy of Time, and the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers. At Durham, Emily is a Senior Fellow of University "Castle" College. Emily has published two scholary books: Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics (2018, Oxford University Press) and Early Modern Women on Metaphysics (2018, Cambridge University Press). Emily has also written a popular book, The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad (2020, Oxford University Press). It explores philosophical issues around travel, from the “Age of Discovery” to the present day, including maps, climate change, and wilderness. You can read a review in The Spectator.

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