James Brown

PhD Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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My main area of interest is metaethical expressivism. My current research explores the prospects for developing a theory of normative content within an expressivist framework, broadly construed. This has led me to consider broader issues in the philosophy of mind and language concerning the nature and foundations of semantic and intentional content. I am also interested in a variety of other topics ranging from ethics to metaphysics.

My research is funded through an AHRC DTP Studentship with the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities.


2016 MPhilStud Philosophy - University College London (UCL)

2013 MA Philosophy - University College London (UCL)

2012 BA Philosophy - University of Southampton

Undergraduate teaching

Morality and Value (2018 - 2019)

Environmental Ethics (2018 - 2019)

Morality and Value (2017 - 2018)

Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment (2017 - 2018)

Mind, Matter, and Language (2016 - 2017)