Professor Bill Brewer
Susan Stebbing Professor of Philosophy
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2118
Address Room 802, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Research interests and PhD supervision
Professor Bill Brewer read Maths and Philosophy at Oxford, where he also received the B. Phil and the D. Phil in Philosophy, working with P. F. Strawson, David Pears, Jennifer Hornsby, and John Campbell. He was a Senior Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford, a Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, a Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and, most recently, a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Warwick. He has also held visiting positions at Brown, Hamburg, and UC Berkeley.
He joined King's College, London, in September 2012 as the Susan Stebbing Professor of Philosophy.
Philosophy of Mind
My research interests are in
the philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology. A recent major project
concerns the intersection of these areas in the philosophy of perception. In particular:
which account of the nature of conscious perceptual experience is most
conducive to the defence of empirical realism? A book length treatment, Perception and Its
Objects, was recently published by OUP. I continue to
work on the metaphysics of perception. A second major project concerns the
parts and persistence of macroscopic material objects. In particular, I am
interested in arguing for a robust endurantism from the fact that such objects
are the mind-independent direct objects of our perception.
I would be happy to supervise
PhD students in any area of Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, or Epistemology,
especially those whose work may intersect with these projects.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
- Perception and Reason (OUP, 1999)
- Perception and Its Objects (OUP, 2011)
I currently teach undergraduate and MA modules in Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics. I supervise M. PhilStud and PhD students in Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and Epistemology.Expertise and public engagement
I am happy to talk to media about Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and Epistemology.