Staff Profiles

Dr Dan O'Brien

Reader in Philosophy

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Dan O'Brien

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488490



Dan has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham and has previously taught at Birmingham, Keele and Warwick Universities.  His current research interests include David Hume, the epistemology of testimony and trust, and conceptions of the divine mind. He is the founder and organizer of the Oxford Hume Forum and the annual Brookes International Hume Workshop. This year he is also the leader of a research group on intellectual humility and in 2016 he will lead a research cluster on special divine action. He is currently supervising two research students working in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science.