Research areas

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Theory of knowledge, scepticism, and epistemic values


With a particular interest in meta-ethics, normative ethics, and political philosophy

History of philosophy

The history of philosophy, from the ancient through modern to recent developments

Logic and language

Including the nature of meaning and propositions, formal semantics, metasemantics, pragmatics, syntax, semantic paradoxes, theories of truth, and the foundations of mathematics

Mind and cognition

The intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, specialising in embodiment, consciousness, perception, action, and situated reason

Philosophy of science

Working at the juncture between philosophy and research in the sciences, from physics to neuroscience and artificial intelligence

Philosophy of race and gender

An expanding area of research approached from a variety of traditions and perspectives by researchers at Edinburgh