Lecturer in Philosophy

Derek Egan Anderson (B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) works in a wide range of research areas including philosophical logic, feminist epistemology, social epistemology, philosophy of race and gender, philosophy of language, and the history of analytic philosophy. He also dabbles in philosophy of mind, philosophy of art, philosophical methodology, metaphysics, philosophy of cognitive science, and experimental philosophy. He is currently working on a book entitled Metasemantics, Intersectionality, and Truth in the Misinformation Age. Derek started teaching at BU in 2015. His regular courses include Reason & Argumentation (PH 160), Introduction to Ethics (PH 150), and Introduction to Philosophy (PH 100). He also occasionally teaches Metaphysics & Epistemology (PH 340) and Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality (PH 256/WS 396).

Recent Publications:

Anderson, Derek Egan (2019). “Rejecting Semantic Truth: On the Significance Of Neurath’s Syntacticism.” In New Perspectives on Neurath’s Life and Works, eds. Jordi Cat and Adam Tamas Tuboly. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science 2019.

Anderson, Derek Egan (2017). “Conceptual Competence Injustice.” Social Epistemology. Published Online 21 Feb 2017

Anderson, Derek Egan (2017). “Relevance Theory and Conceptual Competence Injustice.” Social Epistemology Reply and Review Collective. Published Online 21 June 2017