Winner of the first Leszek Kołakowski Honorary Fellowship
Dr Dmitri Levitin is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he earned an MPhil and, in 2011, a PhD in history with a dissertation on the history of philosophy in England in 1650–1700. In 2010–2015 he worked at Cambridge. He has received numerous prizes and distinctions, including the Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh (2013–2014). He was a visiting fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington (2013). Since 2015 he has worked as a research fellow at Oxford’s prestigious All Souls College. He is a researcher in the fields of intellectual history and the history of philosophy.
He is the author of many publications on the history of modern European thought, including the history of philosophy, science, medicine, and church-state relations. He is currently working on two monographs, one concerning intellectual and religious transformations in England in 1580-1750 and the other on metaphysics in European philosophical literature of the 16th and 17th century, where Levitin compares the historical and philosophical works of Isaac Newton and Pierre Bayle.
The award ceremony of the first Leszek Kołakowski Honorary Fellowship, 25 October 2016, University of Warsaw: link
Dr Dmitri Levitin, lecture “Why did Newton believe in action at a distance?”, 26 October 2016, Cracow, Copernicus Center: link