Admissions Selector, Senior Lecturer
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- Office Address
CB503 50/52 College Bounds
Old Aberdeen Campus
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- School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History
I have taught at Aberdeen since 2005. During that time I have also served as the Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator for the Philosophy Degrees and as Director of Education for the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History.
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 teaching and research interests are in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and the history of Early Modern Western Philosophy.
My office hours are: Wednesday 12-1pm, CB502 50/52 College Bounds
Admissions Selector for the MA and BSc UG degree programmes
Philosophy of Language (especially theories of reference and the semantics of belief reports)
History of Analytic Philosophy (especially the work of W.V. Quine)
In 2022-23 I am teaching on PH201B "What We Are: Mind in a Physical World", PH2532 "Doing Bad Things with Words: Philosophy and Harmful Speech", PH306D "Current Research Topics in Philosophy", and PH5066 "Philosophy and Society". I am also course co-ordinator for PH402D "Philosophy Dissertation".
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Anti-Substitution Intuitions and the Content of Belief ReportsActa Analytica, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 317-329Contributions to Journals: Articles
A dilemma for Sinnott-Armstrong's moderate pyrrhonian moral scepticismThe Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 58, no. 232, pp. 457-462Contributions to Journals: Articles