Emma Borg joined the Department in 1998, having taken her M.Phil and Ph.D at University College London. Her thesis was entitled ‘Noun Phrases: the nature of reference and ambiguity’ and looked at how we determine semantic allegiance for object words. A brief introduction to some of the aspects of the philosophy of language in which she is interested can be found in her article ‘The Name Game’, in The Philosophers’ Magazine, 15 (Summer 2001). She regularly lectures on philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and epistemology. She has also given courses on critical thinking and Descartes. From 2006-2009 she was on leave, primarily as a recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize, which enabled her to work on a second monograph, Pursuing Meaning (OUP 2012).
The group plans a regular seminar-style meeting to investigate the role of mirror neurons in intersubjectivity and intellectual humility.