Eric Olson

Eric Olson

BA Reed, PhD Syracuse

Eric grew up in the deserts of eastern Washington state, USA.  Like many philosophers, he spent his childhood wanting to become a scientist and had a conversion experience as an undergraduate.  He wrote his first book, The Human Animal, during a period of unemployment following his studies.  In 1995 he managed to obtain a lectureship at Cambridge University.  He moved to Sheffield in 2003, and has been a professor since 2007.

Eric's research is primarily in metaphysics and related areas.  Topics of particular interest include personal identity, material objects, time, and death.


Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield
45 Victoria Street
Sheffield S3 7QB, UK
Tel. +44 (0)114 222 0591