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Dr Tracy Bowell

BA(Hons) Sus, MPhil Camb, PhD Auck

Associate Dean Academic, Senior Lecturer


School of Social Sciences



Critical thinking and argumentation; Wittgenstein's philosophy; metaphysics; epistemology; philosophy and gender; ethics

Research Interests

Tracy's research interests include philosophy of mind and language, feminist philosophy and ethics.

Recent Publications

  • Bowell, T., & Kingsbury, J. (2015). Virtue and inquiry: Bridging the transfer gap. In M. Davies, & R. Barnett (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education (pp. 233-246). Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Bowell, T., & Kingsbury, J. (2015). Inquiring responsibly in context: Role relativity and the intellectual virtues. In 1st European Conference on Argumentation. Conference held at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Bowell, T. A., & Kingsbury, J. (2015). Open-mindedness. In Neglected Virtues: A Conference in Honour of Rosalind Hursthouse. Conference held at University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Bowell, T. (2014). Beyond reasonable doubt: Wittgenstein on epistemic alienation. In Folia Medica Vol. 56 (pp. 45). Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Medical University.

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Teaching Commitments

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Bowell, Dr Tracy 9351 taboo J.3.18A Philosophy Programme

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