Emily Caddick Bourne is Academic Director and Teaching Officer in Philosophy at ICE, and is affiliated with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Philosophy. Emily completed her BA in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge in 2007. She stayed at Newnham to take an MPhil (2007-8) and PhD (2008-11). Alongside her work at the Institute of Continuing Education, Emily currently holds a Jacobsen Research Fellowship at Birkbeck, University of London, based in the Institute of Philosophy.
Before joining ICE Emily taught at Cambridge and at the University of Hertfordshire. She has taught in various areas within Philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, aesthetics and philosophy of film and literature.
Emily takes an interactive approach to teaching philosophy, incorporating students’ ideas about the philosophical issues so that studying philosophical arguments goes hand in hand with developing one’s own take on the debate. Her courses combine central philosophical ideas with recent developments in contemporary philosophy.
Emily is currently writing a co-authored book called Time in Fiction for Oxford University Press. The book is about how time is represented in stories, and what this shows us about the nature of fiction and the nature of time. She is also planning an edited collection on metafiction.
She is also a Peer reviewer for 'Synthese'; 'Philosophical Studies, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly'; 'British Journal of Aesthetics'; and the 'Canadian Journal of Philosophy', as well as being Secretary for the University of Cambridge metaphysics seminar group, 2008-2010.