Endre Begby

Associate Professor of Philosophy


  • M.A. University of Oslo
  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Current Research Interests

I have wide interests in philosophy. Much of my recent work has focused on questions at the intersection of philosophy of mind/psychology and language/linguistics.  But I am now about to start an SSHRC supported project entitled "The Epistemology of Social Prejudice," which I hope will result in a book manuscript over the next couple of years.  Additionally, I have done a fair amount of work in political philosophy, and occasionally dabble in the odd bit of history.  I teach and supervise across all these areas.  Below are some of my recent publications, but please see my webpage for a full list.

Begby, E.  2016b. "Language from the Ground Up:  A Study of Homesign Communication."  Erkenntnis.

Begby, E.  2016a.  "Deranging the Mental Lexicon."  Inquiry.

Begby, E.  2015.  "Hermeneutics and Pragmatism,"  in Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander, eds., The Routeledge Companion to Philosophical Hermeneutics.

Begby, E.  2014c.  "Lexical Norms, Language Comprehension, and the Epistemology of Testimony."  Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

Begby, E.  2014b.  "A Role for Coercive Force in the Theory of Global Justice?" in Thom Brooks, ed., New Waves in Global Justice.

Begby, E.  2014a.  Review of Tyler Burge, Cognition Through Understanding.  Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Begby, E.  2013b.  "The Epistemology of Prejudice."  Thought.

Begby, E.  2013a.  "Semantic Minimalism and the 'Miracle of Communication'."  Philosophical Studies.

Begby, E.  2012.  "Collective Responsibility for Unjust Wars."  Politics.

Begby, E., G. Reichberg, and H. Syse.  2012.  "The Ethics of War" (parts I & II).  Philosophy Compass.

Begby, E.  2011b.  Review of Tyler Burge, Origins of Objectivity, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Begby, E. 2011a.  "Concepts and Abilities in Anti-Individualism."  Journal of Philosophy.


Future courses may be subject to change.