Dr Gerard Hough

Dr Gerard Hough

Admissions Selector
Lecturer (Scholarship)

Dr Gerard Hough
Dr Gerard Hough

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room CB503, 50 - 52 College Bounds.


Before coming to Aberdeen, I studied at University College Dublin, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of Sheffield. My PhD thesis focused on the work of W.V. Quine in the philosophy of language.

My main research interests are in the philosophy of language and the history of Analytic Philosophy.


Research Interests

Philosophy of Language (especially theories of reference and the semantics of belief reports)

History of Analytic Philosophy (especially the work of W.V. Quine)


Teaching Responsibilities

I am teaching PH201B "What We Are: Mind in a Physical World" and PH305H/PH405H "Theories of Meaning" in the academic year 2018 - 19. You will find details of these courses on MyAberdeen.

Further Info

External Responsibilities

External Examiner, University of Edinburgh (2015 - 2018)

Admin Responsibilities

Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

Senior Personal Tutor, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

Admissions Selector for the MA (Arts) UG degree programmes

Office Hours

Mondays at 2pm, during term time. If you cannot make this time, email me to make alternative arrangements.