Amyas Merivale

amyas merivale
2021 - present Front-End Curriculum Lead and Software Engineer, Skiller Whale
2020 - 2021 Front-End Engineering Lead, Input Output Global (as Tweag Contractor)
2014 - 2021 Freelance/Contract Web Developer
2014 - 2021

Janeway Research Officer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

2014 - 2016 Lecturer in Philosophy, Hertford College, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
2013 - 2014 Janeway Lecturer and Outreach Officer in Philosophy and Computer Science, Hertford College, University of Oxford
2009 - 2014

PhD in Philosophy, University of Leeds

2009 - 2011 Research Officer at the Leeds Electronic Text Centre, University of Leeds
2005 - 2008 BPhil in Philosophy, Balliol College, University of Oxford
2004 - 2005

Exchange Scholar, Stiftung Maximilianeum, University of Munich

2000 - 2004 BA in Mathematics and Philosophy, Balliol College, University of Oxford


For a list of my publications and talks, see and

I work mainly on the philosophy of language and early modern philosophy (especially David Hume), with additional interests in philosophy of emotion, aesthetics, metaethics, religion, and descriptive metaphysics. I am also interested in computing and its applications in philosophy and the humanities more generally. In this vein, I created and maintain English Philosophical Texts Online, a free online library of early modern English-language philosophical texts, together with (embryonic) tools for digitally interrogating this corpus. I am also developing a computational model of the English language (, inspired by the groundbreaking and sadly neglected work of logician and grammarian V. H. Dudman.