We are interested in the philosophy of mind and perception as well as metaphysics more broadly, including the topics of causation, the philosophy of time and the philosophy of mathematics.

Research into the philosophy of mind and perception is a significant strength for our Department. We have a large group working in this area covering a range of issues concerning the proper characterisation of phenomenological states such as perception, imagination, episodic memory, the emotions and self-consciousness.

Our interests include the classification of mental phenomena - such as the senses - and areas of psychology and psychiatry. We also have work that draws from more straightforwardly metaphysical issues such as the nature of colour or causation.

We particularly enjoy applying insights from the history of philosophy, including the phenomenological tradition, to contemporary philosophical questions. This close interaction between historical and contemporary approaches is a distinctive feature of our research.

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Professor Paul Noordhof
paul.noordhof@york.ac.uk

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  • Dr Keith Allen
  • Colour, the philosophy of perception and meta-philosophy.
  • Professor Greg Currie
  • Imagination and its place in the architecture of mind and philosophy of literature.
  • Professor Paul Noordhof
  • Consciousness, representation, imagination, self-deception and belief and mental causation.
  • Professor Tom Stoneham
  • The phenomenal characters of perceiving and pseudo-perceiving; self-knowledge and temporal externalism.
  • Dr Rob Trueman
  • Philosophical logic, metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics.
  • Andrew Ward (Honorary Life Fellow)
  • Personal identity.
  • Professor Michael Devitt (City University of New York Graduate Centre)
  • Philosophy of language, philosophy of linguistics, naturalised metaphysics.
  • Professor James Ladyman (University of Bristol)
  • Philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of information and computation, philosophy of mathematics.
  • David Austin (david.austin@york.ac.uk)
  • The nature of assertion and its place within the wider field of communication (supervisors: Professor Tom Stoneham and Professor Greg Currie)
  • Eleanor Byrne (eleanor.byrne@york.ac.uk)
  • A philosophical analysis of chronic fatigue syndrome (supervisors: Professor Matthew Ratcliffe and Professor Stephen Holland)
  • Sam Dickson (sd1470@york.ac.uk)
    What are mathematical objects? (supervisors: Professor Mary Leng and Professor Paul Noordhof)
  • Declan Hartness (dh787@york.ac.uk)
  • Introspective Ignorance & The Problem of Consciousness (supervisor: Professor Tom Stoneham)
  • Sara Peppe (sara.peppe@york.ac.uk)
  • Is Quine's account of probability coherent with Quantum Mechanics? (supervisor: Professor Mary Leng)
  • Anu Selvaraj-Thomson (ast525@york.ac.uk)
  • Philosophy and the love of learning (supervisors: Dr Dorothea Debus and Professor Matthew Ratcliffe)
  • Deborah Wells
  • A dennettian and prediction-error account of delusion (supervisor: Professor Paul Noordhof)
  • Lillian Wilde (lillian.wilde[at]york.ac.uk)
  • The phenomenology of trauma and intersubjectivity (supervisors: Professor Matthew Ratcliffe and Professor Christina Van Der Feltz-Cornelis)
  • Ed Willems (ew935@york.ac.uk)
  • Is there a framework-independent domain of objects? (supervisors: Dr Keith Allen and Dr Rob Trueman)

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Professor Paul Noordhof
paul.noordhof@york.ac.uk

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