Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy

Anil Gomes

  • I am Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy;

  • My research interests include the philosophy of mind, Immanuel Kant, Iris Murdoch;

  • I serve as Reviews Editor for the journal MIND;

  • I am the recipient of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2019) and the John Locke Prize (2004)

Anil Gomes

Teaching

At Trinity, I teach a number of papers for all the joint degrees involving philosophy (PPE, Philosophy and Theology, Philosophy and Modern Languages, and Classics). These include General Philosophy for the preliminary examinations and Ethics, Knowledge and Reality, Early Modern Philosophy, the Philosophy of Mind, and the Philosophy of Kant for the final examinations. In the Faculty I provide the undergraduate lectures for the Philosophy of Kant and teach a graduate seminar whose recent topics have included self-consciousness, Kant, and self-knowledge. I supervise graduate students on the BPhil and DPhil, primarily on topics in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of Kant but on other topics besides.

I particularly welcome applications from students at non-selective state schools and colleges which may not have a tradition of students applying to Oxford.

Research

My main research interests cluster around a set of topics in the philosophy of mind and often draw on figures in the history of philosophy. I was recently awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for a project on self-consciousness and objectivity which will form the basis for a book under contract with Oxford University Press. Some recent topics of interest include the nature of perception, self-knowledge, and our knowledge and understanding of others’ minds. I have particular interests in the philosophical work of Immanuel Kant and Iris Murdoch.

You can find out more about me on my website:

https://www.anilgomes.com/

Selected Publications

(with M. Parrott), ‘On Being Internally The Same’, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind Vol. 1 (2020)

(with C. French), ‘How Naïve Realism Can Explain Both the Particularity and the Generality of Experience’, The Philosophical Quarterly 69 (274) (2019), 41-63

‘Perception, Evidence, and our Expressive Knowledge of Others’ Minds’, inn A. Avramides and M. Parrott (eds.) Knowing and Understanding Other Minds, Oxford University Press (2019)

‘Perception and Reflection’, Philosophical Perspectives 31 (2017), 131-152

‘Naïve Realism in Kantian Phrase’, MIND 502 (2017), 529-578

(edited with A. Stephenson), Kant and the Philosophy of Mind: Perception, Reason, and the Self. Oxford University Press (2017)