Metaphysics, Language and Mind

Metaphysics, Language and Mind

Members of this research group have diverse research interests in the nature of mind, language and reality, spanning general metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of logic. The topics staff currently work on include consciousness, space and time, modality, nominalism, the self, logical consequence, linguistic idealism, and the nature of the proposition.

We welcome expressions of interest from research students wishing to work on projects relating to any of the range of interests listed here.


Prof Barry Dainton
Prof Richard Gaskin
Dr Daniel Hill
Dr Stephen McLeod

Research Links

Barry Dainton is a member of the Space, Time and Consciousness project sponsored by the Global Institute for Advanced Studies at New York University. He also participated recently in the TIMELY (Time in Mental Activity) project sponsored by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), and co-edited the Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy with Howard Robinson (Central European University, Budapest).


• Dainton, B. (2014) Self. London: Penguin
• Dainton, B., and Robinson, H. (eds.) (2013) Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy. London: Bloomsbury
• Gaskin, R. (2015) ‘The Identity Theory of Truth’, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (summer 2015 edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)
• Gaskin, R., and Hill, D., (2013) ‘Reach’s Puzzle and Mention’, Dialectica