James Brown

PhD Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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I joined the Department of Philosophy at Edinburgh as a PhD candidate in September 2016 . My research is funded through an AHRC DTP Studentship with the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. I completed my BA at the University of Southampton, and my MA and MPhilStud at University College London (UCL).

Undergraduate teaching

Morality and Value (2017 - 2018)

The Greats (2017 - 2018)

Mind, Matter, and Language (2016 - 2017)

Research summary

My main area of interest is metanormative expressivism. My current research explores the prospects for developing a theory of normative content within an expressivist framework. 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.