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Bill Brewer

Professor Bill Brewer

Susan Stebbing Professor of Philosophy

Research interests

  • Philosophy


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.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology

I work at the intersection of philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology, with a particular focus on perception. I am especially interested in the nature of conscious perceptual experience and of its enduring worldly objects, and in the way in which perceptual experience constitutes our continuous spatiotemporal perspective upon the world around us. I am currently working on a book about the objectivity of perception.

For more details, please see his full research profile.


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.