(he/him/his; pronunciation kɑːl ɛdʒətən)
I am a Teaching Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. I have previously been a Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, and also taught at Birkbeck, University of London (where I studied for my PhD) and I sometimes teach for the University of London’s International Programme (a detailed teaching list is here). I completed my PhD thesis, on this, in 2016, and have published work on metametaphysics and related topics in journals such as Ratio and Erkenntnis – a chapter on Quine’s metametaphysics features in the Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics. More recently I’ve started working on the philosophy of games, and have published in the Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism as well as hosting a public engagement event on philosophy and games as part of Being Human 2021.
My main research interests are metaphysics, the history of analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of games/fiction, but I’m also interested in a number of other areas, among which are social ontology and medical ethics.
Aside from its philosophical aspects (and of course reading it), I’m also interested in writing fiction: I try to collect what I read and write, when I remember to, here (link removed until I complete an overdue update!).
Depending on my other commitments, I am able to offer tutoring for a range of subjects within philosophy – I have worked with students from a wide range of universities. For more details and to get in touch, visit this page.