Senior Permanent 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. His most recent book is Metasemantics, Intersectionality, and Truth in the Misinformation Age, published in September 2021 with Palgrave Macmillan. 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, D. (2021). An Epistemological Conception of Safe Spaces. Social Epistemology, 35(3), 285-311.
Yaden, D. B., & Anderson, D. E. (2021). The psychology of philosophy: Associating philosophical views with psychological traits in professional philosophers. Philosophical Psychology34(5), 721-755.
Anderson, D. (2020). Linguistic Hijacking. Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, 6(3).
Thani, Z., & Anderson, D. (2020). Third-Order Epistemic Exclusion in Professional Philosophy. Symposion, 7(2), 117-138.