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Prof. Michael Morris

Professor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Sussex Profile

Michael Morris graduated from Exeter College at the University of Oxford with both an undergraduate and postgraduate award. Before coming to the University of Sussex in 1985, he was elected to a Rank Xerox Senior Scholarship at Oriel College.

Research Areas

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language and Aesthetics.



Selected Bibliography
  • (2013) ‘Realism and representation: the case of Rembrandt’s hat’ European Journal of Philosophy.
  • (2012) ‘The meaning of music’ Monist, Vol 95:4. pp. 556-586.
  • (2010) ‘The idea of words as signs’ in P. Stalmaszczyk (ed) Philosophy of language and linguistics Vol. 2. The philosophical turn. (Germany:Ontos-Verlag).
  • (2009) ‘The question of idealism in McDowell’ Philosophical Topics Vol: 37:1. pp. 95-114.

  • (2008) Routledge philosophy guide book to Wittgenstein and the Tractatus (Oxford:Routledge)
  • (2006) An introduction to the philosophy of language: Cambridge introductions to philosophy (New York:Cambridge University Press)
  • (2006) ‘Akrasia in the Protagoras and the Republic’ Phronesis Vol: 51:3. pp. 195-229.
  • (2005) ‘Realism beyond correspondence’ in H. Beebee and J. Dodd Truthmakers: the contemporary debate. Mind Association Occasional Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 49-65.