Brandon Beasley, Ph.D.

I am a Lecturer in the Departments of Humanities and General Education at Mount Royal University, and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary. 

I work on pragmatist approaches to intentionality, meaning, normativity, and naturalism, animated by the question of the place of mind and agency in the natural world. As such, my work engages with issues in contemporary philosophy of mind and language, as well as, and in interaction with, work on historical pragmatist philosophers (in particular Dewey, Peirce, and Sellars). I also work on Kant and Hegel and, in general, at the intersection of German Idealism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy. 

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


June 17, 2024 - Looking forward to participating in the Canadian Philosophical Association's annual conference as a commentator and a chair of a session. Also excited to wrap up my Spring semester teaching and take a well-earned break in July--my first "real" time off in many years! Wishing all who may read this a happy and healthy summer.