Executive Committee Member
Corine Besson (Sussex)
Corine Besson completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and French Literature at the University of Geneva. She then went to the University of Oxford for her postgraduate studies, where she was awarded a B.Phil. (2001) and a D.Phil. (2006) in Philosophy. She taught at Oxford and at Birkbeck College London, before joining Sussex Philosophy Department in 2013.
Corine is also the Director of the Centre for Logic and Language (CeLL) at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, where she convenes the LEM – the Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum.
Corine’s principal areas of specialisation include the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of language and epistemology – in particular the epistemologies of logic and language. She is also interested in metaphysics as well as in the history of logic and analytic philosophy; especially the philosophy of Gottlob Frege. She is currently working on a book on logical knowledge using Carroll’s regress argument in ‘What the Tortoise Said to Achilles’ as an organising theme.
She is currently part of a collaborative research project on ‘Expressivism Generalised: the Scope of Non-Descriptive Thought and Talk’, where she focuses on expressivism as applied to norms of language and thought – such as norms of assertion and of reasoning, in particular logical norms.