Great news! Yet another talented PhD student from the University of Calgary has joined us here at A Philosopher’s Take. Brandon Beasley is a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Calgary. Born and raised in Calgary, he holds a B.A. (Honours, First Class) in philosophy from the University of Calgary (2009) and a M.A. in philosophy from Dalhousie University (2010). Before beginning his PhD in 2014, Brandon spent several years outside of academia, working in politics and as a freelance writer. His research interests are focused around classical and contemporary (neo-)pragmatism, Wittgenstein, German Idealism, and Continental Philosophy. He is currently developing an account of linguistic normativity which can both account for the place of norms in the natural world and give pragmatists a robust sense of objectivity despite the contingency and arbitrariness of those norms.
Let’s take this time to welcome Brandon to the fold.
You can follow Brandon on twitter @bebeasley