Martin Pickup

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Martin is the Turpin JRF at Oriel College. His training has largely been in Oxford, where he has also held previous post-doctoral positions. 


2018 - 2021 Turpin JRF, Oriel College
2017 - 2018 Stipendiary Lecturer, Magdalen College
2014 - 2017 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Metaphysics of Entanglement Project, Oxford
2014 - 2017 Non-Stipendiary JRF, New College
2015 Stipendiary Lecturer, Worcester College
2011 - 2014 Salvesen Junior Fellow, New College



2012 DPhil in Philosophy, Oxford
2009 BPhil in Philosophy, Oxford
2006 MA in Philosophy, KCL
2005 BA in Philosophy and Theology, Oxford


Edited volumes

2018 The Metaphysics of the Trinity: New Directions – Special issue of Religious Studies 51 (3)
(co-edited and introduction with Anna Marmodoro and Dani Kodaj)


Journal articles

Forthcoming ‘The Situationalist Account of Change’, Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 
(Winner of the 2020 Sanders Prize in Metaphysics)
2019 ‘Modelling Deep Indeterminacy’ (with George Darby), Synthese. DOI:
2018 ‘Answer to our Prayers: The Unsolved but Solvable Problem of Petitionary Prayer’, Faith and Philosophy 35 (1): 84-104
2016 ‘A Situationalist Solution to the Ship of Theseus Puzzle’, Erkenntnis 81 (5): 973-992
2016 ‘Unextended Complexes’, Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (3): 257-264
2016 ‘The Trinity and Extended Simples’, Faith and Philosophy 33 (4): 414-440
2015 ‘Real Presence in the Eucharist and Time Travel’, Religious Studies 51 (3): 379-389
2014 ‘Leibniz and the Necessity of the Best Possible World’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (3): 507-523


Book chapters

2017 ‘Deep Indeterminacy in Physics and Fiction’ (with George Darby and Jon Robson) 
in Bueno, Darby, French and Rickles (eds.), Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art
(London: Routledge 2017)


I have interests spanning metaphysics, early modern philosophy (especially Leibniz), and philosophy of religion.