Dr PAULA SWEENEY

Dr PAULA SWEENEY

Head of School

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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

I am currently working on research concerning how beliefs about the nature of time can impact on our rational emotional reactions to events such as the death of a loved one. I am also interested in exploring how these same beliefs about the nature of time can effect other emotional relations such as forgiveness, blame, jealousy etc.

Research Grants

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

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

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

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Admin Responsibilities

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

Publications

Publications 

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