Dr Corine Besson
Corine Besson did her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and French Literature at the University of Geneva. She then went to the University of Oxford for her postgraduate studies, where she was awarded a B.Phil. (2001) and a D.Phil. (2006) in Philosophy. She taught at Oxford as a Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy before joining Birkbeck in 2011.
Corine also convenes the LEM - Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study. For more information, please visit the LEM's website: www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk/?q=events-logic-metaphysics
- Philosophy of language (in particular contextualism, relativism and expressivism; tense and temporal expressions; natural kind terms)
- Epistemology (especially the epistemologies of logic and language)
- Philosophy of logic (mainly foundational issues concerning logical truth and consequence)
Areas of research supervision
- Philosophy of language
- Philosophy of logic
- Early analytic philosophy (especially Frege)
Published or Forthcoming Papers
- (1) ‘The Open Future, Bivalence and Assertion’ (with Anandi Hattiangadi), Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).
- (2) ‘Some Remarks about Logical Truth’, forthcoming in a special issue of Logique et Analyse on logical consequence, Carrara, M., and Murzi, J. (eds).
- (3) ‘Externalism and Empty Natural Kind Terms’, Erkenntnis 76, 2012: 403-425. Penultimate draft
- (4) ‘Logical Knowledge and Ordinary Reasoning’, Philosophical Studies 158, 2012: 59-82. Penultimate draft
- (5) ‘Rigidity, Natural Kind Terms and Metasemantics’, in The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds, H. Beebee and N. Sabbarton-Leary (eds), New York: Routledge USA (2010): 25-44. Penultimate draft
- (6) ‘Understanding the Logical Constants and Dispositions to Infer’, in The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, vol. 5, B. Armour-Garb et al. (eds), available at: http://thebalticyearbook.org/journals/baltic/article/view/279/133 (2010): 1-24. Penultimate draft
- (7) ‘Propositions, Dispositions and Logical Knowledge’ in Quid Est Veritas? Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes, A. Longo and M. Bonelli (eds), Napoli: Bibliopolis (2010): 233-268. Penultimate draft
- (8) ‘Externalism, Internalism and Logical Truth’, The Review of Symbolic Logic, 2, 1 (2009): 1-29. Penultimate draft
- (9) ‘Logical Knowledge and Gettier Cases’, The Philosophical Quarterly, 59, 234 (2009): 1-19. Penultimate draft
- Idéographie. First French translation of Gottlob Frege’s Begriffsschrift, Paris: J. Vrin Publisher (1999).
- TBC, Departmental Philosophy Seminar, University of Belgrade, 9/5/2013.
- ‘Skills, Knowing How and Normativity’, Aspect, Process and Knowing How Conference, Birkbeck College, 11/5/2013.
- TBC, Mind, World and Action Summer Course, Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, 29/8/2013.
Some recent talks
- ‘Some Remarks about Logical Truth’, Paradox and Logical Revision Conference, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, 25/7/2012.
- ‘Interpreting Lewis Carroll’s Regress Argument’, Knowing How Meisterkurs by Jason Stanley, Berlin School of Mind and Brain at the Humbolt Institute, 3/7/2012; University of Sussex Philosophy Society, 1/2/2013; Departmental Philosophy Seminar, University of Kent, 12/3/2013; Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, 22/4/2013.
- ‘Logical Knowledge and Knowing How’, Epistemology Workshop, Queen’s University Belfast, 13/6/2012.
- ‘The Case for Propositionalism’, Edinburgh Epistemology Group, University of Edinburgh, 4/5/2012.
- ‘The Open Future, Bivalence and Assertion’ (with Anandi Hattiangadi), Senior Philosophy Seminar, University of Glasgow, 14/2/2012.