David Papineau is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Kings College London and City University of New York Graduate Center. His work has focused on epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of science and mind. Most recently, he has turned his attention to the philosophy of sport and this is the topic of his most recent book, Knowing the Score: How Sports Teach Us about Philosophy (and Philosophy about Sports).

He has served as President of the British Society for Philosophy of Science for 1993-5, President of the Mind Association for 2009-10, and President of the Aristotelian Society for 2013-14.