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About Dr Tom Beevers

Dr Tom Beevers is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at New College of Humanities. He received a PhD in Philosophy at King’s College London with a thesis on indeterminacy and conditionals funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Before this, he worked as a Research Officer evaluating evidence on preventative interventions targeted at children and young people. He has a MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from The London School of Economics and a BA from The University of Manchester.

Awards

The Jacobsen Essay Prize (Joint Winner)
Peter Goldie Award
London Arts & Humanities Partnership AHRC Doctoral Research Grant
LSE Graduate Support Scheme Grant
Elizabeth Wegner Prize
Michael Polanyi Logic Prize

Dr Tom Beevers's Research

Tom works in the philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and epistemology. He is interested in questions like: Is there a fact of the matter about how a coin would have landed if it had been flipped? What is the relationship between knowledge and probability? What logic best represents our informal deductive reasoning?

Published work

Beevers, Tom. ‘Vagueness-Induced Counterexamples to Modus Tollens’. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 120: 3 (2021), pp. 405–416

Tom also has several papers under review or in preparation concerning indeterminacy and conditionals and expressivism in conditionals.

Dr Tom Beevers's Teaching

At NCH, Tom teaches Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science and Critical Thinking. Tom has lectured at King’s College London in epistemology. He also seminars in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of medicine, and formal philosophy.