Carl Humphries - philosophical writing and research

Research interests:

  • temporal orientation and temporal-standpoint dependence
  • ontologicality/historicality (ontologism/historicism)
  • ontologico-historical understanding


  • Schmalenbach (Herman)
  • social philosophy


  • later Wittgenstein (forms of life, bedrock commitment)
  • philosophy of action and normativity


  • philosophy of music and the performed arts

I completed a PhD in philosophical aesthetics (entitled Musical Expression and Performance) at Southampton University (UK) in 2006, supervised by Aaron Ridley.

For a list of publications, click here. Some of these can be downloaded here.

Information about courses I am teaching in the academic year 2019-20 is available here.