Brandon Beasley

I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) in philosophy at the University of Calgary. My dissertation is about pragmatist approaches to intentionality and normativity in nature; that is, it is animated by the question of the place of mind and agency in the natural world. In particular, I focus on pragmatist views of conceptual content (and linguistic meaning) in the context of the importance of such content to human mindedness. My dissertation supervisor is Mark Migotti.

I held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015-2018), and was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy from September 2017 – March 2018, working with Robert Brandom.

Please use the links at the top of the page to find out more about me and my research. Thanks for stopping by!


January 15, 2019 - Thinking fondly of this time last year when I had returned to Pittsburgh for my last weeks there. If you're interested in some photos from my time there, you might start here.

October 25, 2018 - This weekend I'll be presenting at the Western Canadian Philosophical Association here in Calgary. Looking forward to the opportunity to present some fresh material!

October 3, 2018 – Pleased to say that I’ll be presenting at the Richard Rorty Society session at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy conference this March, and at the Society for German Idealism session at the Pacific APA this April. More details to come.