Dr Daniel D. De Haan


Dr. Daniel De Haan is a Research Fellow of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. He is working on the Renewal of Natural Theology Project directed by Professor Alister McGrath.

Before coming to Oxford, De Haan was a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge working on the neuroscience strand of the Templeton World Charity Foundation Fellowships in Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences Project, directed by Sarah Coakley. During this postdoctoral fellowship, he conducted research on the intersections of theology, philosophy, and neuroscience in Lisa Saksida’s Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Research Areas: 

Science and Religion

Philosophical Theology

Research Interests:

Philosophical anthropology, Philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy and theology, philosophy of psychology and neuroscience



Select Publications

  • Aquinas on Perceiving, Thinking, Understanding, and Cognizing Individuals

    Edited by:
    Baltuta, E
  • Approaching Other Animals with Caution: Exploring Insights from Aquinas's Psychology

    De Haan, DD
  • McGilchrist’s Hemispheric Homunculi

  • Aquinas on actus essendi and the Second Mode of Participation

  • The Interaction of Noetic and Psychosomatic Operations in a Thomist Hylomorphic Anthropology

    De Haan, D
  • Avicenna's Healing and the Metaphysics of Truth

    De Haan, DD
  • Hylomorphic Animalism, Emergentism, and the Challenge of the New Mechanist Philosophy of Neuroscience

    De Haan, DD
  • A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion, HelenDe Cruz and JohanDe Smedt, MIT Press, 2015 (ISBN 978-0-262-02854-7), xviii + 246 pp., hb $40

    De Haan, DD
  • Bridging the gap between system and cell: The role of ultra-high field MRI in human neuroscience

    DE HAAN, D
    Edited by:
    Mahfoud, T, McLean, S, Rose, N
  • Hylomorphism, New Mechanisms, and Explanations in Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology

    Edited by:
    Koons, R, Teh, N, Simpson, W
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