Emma Borg is a Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. Before taking up this post in January 2023, she was a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading (which she joined in 1998, having previously taken her M.Phil and Ph.D at University College London).

Her main research interests lie in philosophy of language (where she defends a position known as ‘minimal semantics’), philosophy of mind (where she is interested in reasons for action, and our understanding of chronic pain), and business ethics (asking what private sector organisations owe to society). She has published widely in these areas.

At Reading, Emma served as Head of the Philosophy Department and Joint Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research. She has also held a number of visiting positions at other universities and organisations, and held a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, running from October 2020 until September 2023, for work on our understanding of human action.

Outside academia, she has worked closely with a social enterprise organisation, Ethical Reading, aiming to improve the way business is done in the Reading area and she currently serves as an Independent Advisor on the Professional Standards Committee of His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

For Emma’s full CV, including details of professional appointments, talks and teaching, please click here.