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Dr Lee Walters BSc (LSE), MSc (City), MA (UCL), MPhil (UCL), PhD (UCL)

Associate Professor, Head of Research, Equality Officer

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Lee Walters is a philosopher at the University of Southampton.

Lee completed his PhD at University College London in 2011. He then taught at Somerville College, Oxford for two years, before joining Southampton in 2013. Before studying philosophy, Lee worked for HM Treasury and McKinsey & Co.

Lee has been an Associate Editor at Analysis, a trustee of the British Society of Aesthetics, and has held a British Academy Mid-Career Research Fellowship.

Lee is also the Deputy Head of School (Research), Humanities at the University of Southampton.

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Tuesday 13:00-14:00
Friday 13:30-14:30

Research interests

Lee works on a range of issues in metaphysics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of logic and language. His current research is primarily focused on three areas: the metaphysics of art; fictional characters, empty names, and nonexistence; and the logic and semantics of conditionals.

PhD Supervision

Lee is happy to supervise students on projects on aesthetics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of logic and language. In particular, Lee welcomes enquiries from students wanting to work on the metaphysics of art, fiction and fictional characters, conditionals, the metaphysics of material objects, and conditionals.

Affiliate research groups

Philosophy of Language, Logic and Metaphysics, Analytic Aesthetics and the History of Aesthetics, Wittgenstein and Early Analytic Philosophy

Head of Research, Philosophy

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PHIL2010 Philosophy of Language
PHIL2032 Metaphysics
PHIL3042 Fiction and Fictionalism

I am happy to supervise students in the philosophy of logic and language, metaphysics, and aesthetics.  I would particularly welcome enquiries from students wishing to work on any of the following: conditionals; empty names and non-existence; fictional characters; and the ontology of art.

Students interested in pursuing a PhD in aesthetics may want to apply for the British Society of Aesthetics PhD Studentship.

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Student Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

Room Number : 65/1137

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