Thomas Breed

Contact

1428 CL
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

tjb88@pitt.edu


Biography

Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh, I obtained a BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick and an MA in Language and Cognition from King’s College London. From Warwick I also picked up my interest in contemporary philosophy of mind, Continental philosophy, and the history of philosophy, and from KCL my interest in computational linguistics and radical contextualism. I’m still trying to figure out how all of these things fit together!
 
My research interests lie predominantly in the philosophy of perception, epistemology, and the philosophy of language, with a particular focus on developing the connections between these three areas. In this spirit, I am currently working on a paper in which I draw out the implications of developments in the semantics for colour adjectives for representationalist theories of visual experience. However, I try to pursue my interest in such contemporary issues always with an eye to their historical precursors, especially in Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel.
 
Outside of philosophy, I enjoy heavy metal, long-distance running, and playing old-time clawhammer banjo.​