Dr Derek Ball

Dr Derek Ball

Senior Lecturer

Researcher profile

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Research areas

Dr Ball's research interests include a wide range of issues in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and related areas.  He has written on foundational issues in semantics and the foundations of linguistic meaning and on the nature of concepts and concept possession, and has applied views in these areas to debates about the nature of consciousness, about epistemology, and elsewhere.  His research also includes projects in developmental and comparative psychology.

PhD supervision

  • Lixiao Lin
  • Emilia Wilson
  • Victor Tamburini
  • Jean Gové
  • Stefano Pugnaghi
  • Daniel Garibay Garcia
  • Rasmus Overmark
  • Nicholas Allen

Selected publications


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