Brian Ball

brian ball
2019 - present Head of Faculty in Philosophy, New College of the Humanities
2016 - present Associate Member, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
2015 - present Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, New College of the Humanities
2014 - 2016 Lecturer in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford
2013 - 2015 Lecturer in Philosophy, New College of the Humanities
2008 - 2014 Lecturer in Philosophy, St Anne's College, Oxford
2003 - 2008 DPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford
2001 - 2003 BPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford
1996 - 2000 BA (Honours) in Philosophy and Linguistics, McGill University
‘Speech Acts, Actions, and Events’, forthcoming, Cambridge Handbook of Philosophy of Language, CUP
‘Defeating Fake News’, Moral and Political Philosophy (2020), online first, doi 10.1515/mopp-2019-0033
‘Attitudes and Ascriptions in Stalnaker Models’, Linguistics and Philosophy (2019), 42: 517-539, doi 10.1007/s10988-019-09257-8
‘Alethic Pluralism and the Role of Reference in the Metaphysics of Truth’, Southern Journal of Philosophy (2017), 55(1): 116-135, doi 10.1111/sjp.12208
‘On Representational Content and Format in Core Numerical Cognition’, Philosophical Psychology (2017), 30(1-2): 119-139, doi: 10.1080/09515089.2016.1263988

My research is primarily concerned with intentionality in its various guises - states (like belief and knowledge), acts (like judgment and assertion), and processes (like cognition) that carry information about other things. I have written extensively on speech act theory and the theory of knowledge, and have published on numerical cognition and the metaphysics of truth. I am currently developing an interest in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.