Philosophy Research

Group leader(s): Dr Mark Cain, Dr Dan O'Brien

Contact: dobrien@brookes.ac.uk +44 (0)1865488490

About us


Philosophy has a reputation for being abstract and other-worldly, but it also concerns itself with concrete questions relating to mind and action. Our researchers explore various aspects of human nature from a variety of perspectives including philosophy of biology, psychoanalysis, philosophy of action, feminist theology, philosophy of education, epistemology, philosophy of cognitive science, and Hume Studies.

We take a serious interest in public engagement and the relevance and importance of philosophy outside the narrow confines of academia. The philosophy team at Brookes runs philosophical enquiry programmes for children in a number of primary and secondary schools in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. We also run the local branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and host several public lectures a year by leading international academics.

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Leadership

Mark Cain

Dr Mark Cain

Interim Head of School of History, Philosophy and Culture

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Dan O'Brien

Dr Dan O'Brien

Reader and Subject Coordinator for Philosophy

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Membership

Staff

Name Role Email
Dr Stephen Boulter Reader in Philosophy sboulter@brookes.ac.uk
Professor Bev Clack Professor in the Philosophy of Religion bclack@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Dominic Corrywright Head of Quality Assurance and Validations dcorrywright@brookes.ac.uk
Dr George Darby Teaching Fellow in Philosophy gdarby@brookes.ac.uk