Anil Gomes

Anil Gomes
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2011 - present Associate Professor, and Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Trinity College, Oxford
2008 - 2011 Lecturer in Philosophy, Birkbeck College, London
2007 - 2008 Researcher, Ministry of Defence
2004 - 2007 D.Phil in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford
2002 - 2004 B.Phil in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford
2001 - 2002 Parliamentary Researcher, Labour MP 
1998 - 2001 BA (Hons) in PPE, University College, Oxford


'On Being Internally The Same'. With Matthew Parrott. Forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind Vol. 1 (2020)

'How Naïve Realism Can Explain Both the Particularity and the Generality of Experience'. With Craig French. Philosophical Quarterly (2019) 69:41-63.
'Perception and Reflection'. Philosophical Perspectives (2017) 31: 131-152
'Naive Realism in Kantian Phrase'. MIND (2017) 502: 529-578.
'Unity, Objectivity, and the Passivity of Experience'. European Journal of Philosophy (2016) 24 (3):946-969.

My main research interests are in the philosophy of mind, Immanuel Kant's theoretical philosophy, and the writings of Iris Murdoch. I recently held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for a project on self-consciousness and objectivity and a book based on the project is under contract with Oxford University Press. I am editing the Oxford Handbook to Kant which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

I teach a wide range of undergraduate papers in tutorials, including 102: Knowledge and Reality, 103: Ethics, 104: Philosophy of Mind, and 112: Philosophy of Kant. I provide the Faculty lectures for 112: The Philosophy of Kant. I supervise graduate students on the BPhil and DPhil for topics in the Philosophy of Mind, Kant’s theoretical philosophy, and Iris Murdoch.