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Prof Sarah Sawyer

Post:Professor of Philosophy (Philosophy)
Location:ARTS A A017

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UK:01273 877328
International:+44 1273 877328

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I am currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I was an undergraduate at the University of St Andrews, and subsequently studied for an MPhil and a PhD in Philosophy at Kings College London. Previously, I have taught at the University of St. Andrews, the University of Kansas and the University of Nebraska. I work in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology.

My papers can be found on my website

I am currently:

Associate Editor for the Australasian Journal of Philosophy

Publications Officer for the Mind Association Occasional Series

On the Executive Committee of the Mind Association

On the Executive Committee and the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy

On the Advisory Council of the Institute of Philosophy


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I have been interviewed by Richard Marshall for 3am magazine. The link to the interview is here.

In 2016 I took part in a public discussion on the life and work of Hilary Putnam, organised by The Forum This is available as a podcast here.

In 2017 I wrote ‘Thinking About Morality’ for the Essays, thought-provoking, philosophically informed essays from contemporary philosophers, on The Forum.

In 2018 I gave a talk to the Aristotelian Society in London: 'The Importance of Concepts'. The talk is available as a podcast here.

In 2018 I contributed a piece to the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Online: 'Putnam: Minds, brains, machines' in the 'Fottnotes to Plato' series.