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.

Office Hours - Autumn 2017-18

Room C14
Tuesday 5-6pm
Thursday 5-6pm


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