Stephen Boulter is Reader in Philosophy within the Department of History, Philosophy and Culture.
He has an Hons BA and MA from the University of McMaster (Canada) and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Before coming to Oxford Brookes Stephen was Gifford Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
Stephen's research interests include the philosophy of language, the philosophy of evolutionary biology, perception, metaphysics, virtue ethics and metaethics, Aristotle and medieval philosophy. He has also been contracted to the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum (SCCC) as a Development Officer and National Trainer of the new Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher in Philosophy (the Scottish equivalent of the English A-Level) in the past.
Boulter SJ, 'Can Consequences be Right-Makers?'
Philosophia 45 (1) (2017) pp.185-205
ISSN: 0048-3893 eISSN: 1574-9274Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Boulter S J, 'On the Very Possibility of Historiography'
Journal of the Philosophy of History 11 (2) (2016) pp.196-220
ISSN: 1872-261X eISSN: 1872-2636Abstract Published here
Boulter SJ, 'Education From a Biological Point of View'
Studies in Philosophy and Education 36 (2) (2016)
ISSN: 0039-3746Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Boulter S, 'Aquinas on Biological Individuals: An Essay in Analytical Thomism'
Philosophia 41 (2013) pp.603-616
ISSN: 0048-3893 eISSN: 1574-9274Abstract Published here
Boulter S, 'Can evolutionary biology do without Aristotelian essentialism?'
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements 70 (July) (2012) pp.83-103
ISSN: 1358-2461Published here
Boulter S, 'The medieval origins of conceivability arguments'
Metaphilosophy 42 (5) (2011) pp.617-641
ISSN: 0026-1068Abstract Published here
- “What Philosophy Is”, delivered at the Cave Hill Symposium on Conceptualising Philosophy. The University of the West Indies, April 2005.
- “Evolutionary theory and Reid’s metaphilosophy of common sense”, delivered at Hume and His Critics: A Conference on the Scottish Enlightenment. Baylor University, Texas, USA. May 2005.