Filipa Paes


Filipa joined the DPhil program in October 2022.

Filipa's research focuses on law and language, legal interpretation, and legal epistemology paying particular attention to arbitrariness in judicial decision-making and ambiguity in language. In particular, Filipa is interested in questions of degree that arise in law and legal contexts. Her DPhil is being supervised by Professor Timothy Endicott.

Her wider research interests fall within analytic jurisprudence, philosophy of language, epistemology and private law theory. Filipa is particularly interested in word-meaning and conceptual analysis. She is a founding and executive member of The Collective of Women in Legal Philosophy, a group created to promote and support women in legal philosophy and legal theory, and currently co-convenes the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group (2023-2025).

Research Interests

Law and Language, Interpretation, Word-Meaning, Conceptual Analysis, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Language, Logic

Research projects & programmes

Jurisprudence Discussion Group