Institut Jean Nicod

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Invité à l’IJN du 15/06/2019 au 15/07/2019

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

I am an associate professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I specialize in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, epistemology, and Kant’s theoretical philosophy. I also have interests in many other areas of philosophy including metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science and early modern philosophy. My current research focuses on perception and unity of consciousness. In particular, I am interested in understanding the metaphysical nature of perceptual experience and its relation to cognition, the best way to characterize perceptual content and perceptual phenomenology, the role of perceptual experience in justifying beliefs, sensory integration, and the unity of conscious experience. I think that a Kantian account provides a unified outlook on these issues and have been working on how to characterize this account in ways that connect to the concerns of contemporary philosophers and cognitive scientists. My approach is multi-disciplinary. I combine contemporary analytic methods with evidence from psychology and neuroscience, insights from the phenomenological tradition, and ideas from the history of philosophy. I joined UW-Madison in the Fall of 2014 after four years of research and teaching at Harvard as a College Fellow. I have also served as a Bersoff Faculty Fellow at NYU and received my PhD from university of Arizona in 2008.