I’m a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

I work in the philosophy of biology (very broadly construed) and ethics, and the intersection of these fields. I’m particularly interested in scientific and ethical controversies connected with evolution-informed social science.

I aspire to do philosophy that is continuous with science. Most of my work deals with methodological issues at the border between science and philosophy, and about half of my publications are in science journals.

I studied at Oxford (DPhil, Philosophy), Cambridge (MPhil, History and Philosophy of Science), Lingnan, and Columbia (BA, Philosophy).

People often assume I’m British, but in fact I was born in Chicago and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In my third year in the UK I once accidentally pronounced “status” as stay-tus, but otherwise I have a New York accent.

I’m on X @nathancofnas

Substack: ncofnas.com