Dr Paula Sweeney

Dr Paula Sweeney

Head of School
Senior Lecturer

Overview

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The University of Aberdeen CB104, College Bounds, High Street, Aberdeen.

Biography

I received my PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2010 for my thesis on linguistic contextualism. I joined the Philosophy department at the University of Aberdeen as the Research and Operations Officer for the Northern Institute of Philosophy in 2009. 

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy department. I am also the Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy.

Research

Research Interests

After my PhD I continued to work in philosophy of language and philosophy of logic. I have published a couple of papers on vagueness and some papers on issues concerning various forms of linguistic contextualism.

Current Research

My current research is in the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. 

Research Grants

I was a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project, Contextualism and Relativism. 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

2020

Ethical and Legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence.

 

2019

PH3006 Contemporary Topics in Philosophy

 

2017

PH1027 Controversial Questions

 

2016

Semester One

PH1027 Controversial Questions

SX1018 Logic, Language and Information

Semester Two

PH353Z/PH454Z Philosophy of time

2015

Semester One

PH1027 Controversial Questions

PH3094/PH4094 Wittgenstein

Semester Two

PH2529 Life Death and Meaning

2014

Semester One

PH1027 Controversial Questions 

Semester Two

PH352F  Independent Study

PH1523  Experience, Knowledge and Reality

Further Info

External Responsibilities

I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and an elected board member of the British Philosophical Association. 

Admin Responsibilities

I am currently the Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy. 

Publications

Publications