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Department of Philosophy

Staff

Dr Olley Pearson, BA (Hons), MLitt, PhD, AHEA

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy

Contact Dr Olley Pearson (email at f.o.c.pearson@durham.ac.uk)

Biography:

My research focuses on issues in metaphysics, broadly construed to include topics such as the metaphysics of normativity and science. I am interested in how our metaphysical and normative views influence one another. I worked as a Research Fellow on the Durham Emergence Project before becoming a Teaching Fellow.

Office hours: Thursday 15:00-17:00, or send me an email

Teaching:

  • Knowledge and Reality
  • The Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophical Issues in Contemporary Science
  • Reading Philosophy
  • Mind and Action (MA)

Previous teaching:

  • Current Issues in Metaphysics (MA)
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Ethics and Values
  • Modern Philosophy I
  • Philosophy of Science

Publications:

Book

Journal Articles

Research Interests

  • Mind, Language, and Metaphysics
  • Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics