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Borowski, Audrey

Dr. Audrey Borowski

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 128
80539 München

Further Information

Audrey is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy in Germany as well as a research associate at the University of Oxford. She completed my doctorate (D.Phil) in the history of ideas at the University of Oxford on the philosopher and scientist G. W. Leibniz.

Over the past few years she has held a number of visiting fellowships from the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin (twice), the Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Göttingen, the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung in Berlin, the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung in Halle and the (EHESS).

Research Interests

Audrey’s research background lies at the intersection of philosophy and history, and in the last few years she started working more closely on the philosophical history of computing and AI. In 2021 she was contracted by Princeton University Press to write a book entitled Philosophers of the Digital Age: A Philosophical History of Computing and AI from Leibniz to the Present.

Selected Publications

Co-editor (with Nicholas Halmi), ‘Universal Histories’, Intellectual History Review, special issue (forthcoming).

‘Constantin Volney on Universal Histories’, in ‘Universal Histories’ issue of Intellectual History Review.

Editor, Leibniz’s Reception and Legacy in European Thought, SUNY (forthcoming).

Articles in Charles Wolfe and Dana Jalobeanu (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Science and Philosophy (Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, online edition June 2020, print edition January 2021):
• ‘History of the Earth’
• ‘Projectors’
• ‘Claude Perrault’
• ‘Republic of Letters’

‘Friedrich Meinecke or the Defeat of Cultural Historicism’, in Hermann Paul and Adriaan van Veldhuizen (eds.), Historicism as a Travelling Concept (London: Bloomsbury, 2020), pp. 165–85.


In the course of my academic research Audrey has won numerous grants, awards, and scholarships including the Royal Society in London, the British Society for the History of Philosophy, the British Society for the History of Science, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Wyndham Deedes Memorial Trust, the Society for the Study of French History, the Royal Historical Society, and the Association for German Studies, to name just a few.