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UK Fellow, Philosophy, elected in 1983

Professor John McDowell FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

Past Appointments

  • Fellow and Praelector in Philosophy, University College University of Oxford, 1966 - 1986
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1986 - 1988
  • University Professor of Philosphy, University of Pittsburgh, 1988


The engaged intellect 2009


Having the world in view 2009


Mind and world 1994


Mind, value and reality 1998


Meaning, knowledge, and reality 1998


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Dr Wilfrid Hodges

Links between logic and semantics, including model-theoretic definitions of mathematical constructions, formal semantics for sentences with scope peculiarities, the logic of Ibn Sina and its semantic foundations

Professor John Marenbon

The history of philosophy, especially c.500 – c.1700, with a focus on Boethius, Anselm and Abelard, but including philosophers up to Leibniz

Professor Cecilia Heyes

Experimental and theoretical psychology: evolutionary, developmental and cultural origins of cognitive processes; animal cognition; social cognition; social learning; imitation

Professor Terence Irwin

Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism. Kant. Moral philosophy, especially its history