Emma Borg joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading in 1998, having 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 what philosophers’ call ‘mindreading’, and our understanding of chronic pain), and business ethics (asking what private sector organisations owe to society). She has published widely in these areas.

Emma has been Head of the Philosophy Department and is Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research. Emma currently holds a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, running from October 2020 until 30th September 2023, for work on our understanding of human action.

    • PRIMARY INTERESTS
    • Philosophy of Language
    • Philosophy of Mind
    • Cognitive Science