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.
- 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.
- Dr Stephen Everson Philosophy of mind, metaphysics and the philosophy of language.
- Dr Johan Gustafsson Decision theory, free will and personal identity.
- Dr David Ingram Metaphysics and philosophy of time.
- Dr Christopher Jay Fictionalism.
- Dr Barry Lee Metaphysics and philosophy of time.
- Professor Mary Leng Philosophy of mathematics and science, meta-metaphysics.
- Dr Daniel Morgan Philosophy of mind and moral psychology.
- 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.
- Professor Matthew Ratcliffe Phenomenology, philosophy of psychiatry, social cognition, emotions and feelings, empathy and perception.
- Dr Louise Richardson The philosophy of perception and the senses.
- Dr Fiora Salis Nature and varieties of imagination.
- Dr Rob Trueman Philosophical logic, metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics.
- Andrew Ward (Honorary Life Fellow) Personal identity.
- Professor Dorothea Debus (University of Konstanz) Memory, imagination, attention, perception and the emotions.
- 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.
- Professor Jennifer Radden (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston) Philosophy of psychiatry; emotions.
- David Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org) A Gricean Account of Assertion: closing the gap between the philosophy of language and the epistemology of testimony (supervisors: Professor Tom Stoneham and Professor Greg Currie)
- Eleanor Byrne (email@example.com) Fatigue: A Philosophical study (supervisors: Professor Matthew Ratcliffe and Professor Stephen Holland)
- Sam Dickson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An Investigation Into the Nature of Mathematical Objects (supervisors: Professor Mary Leng and Professor Paul Noordhof)
- James Dyer (email@example.com)
Is gender identity a meaningful concept, compatible with egalitarian principles? (supervisor: Professor Mary Leng)
- Declan Hartness (firstname.lastname@example.org) Introspective Ignorance & The Problem of Consciousness (supervisor: Professor Tom Stoneham)
- Nasir Khan (email@example.com) Should physicalism postulate higher-orders of reality? (supervisor: Professor Paul Noordhof)
- Bridger Landle (firstname.lastname@example.org) Counterpart Theory (supervisor: Professor Mary Leng)
- Sara Peppe (email@example.com) Is Quine's account of probability coherent with Quantum Mechanics? (supervisor: Professor Mary Leng)
- Deborah Wells A dennettian and prediction-error account of delusion (supervisor: Professor Paul Noordhof)
- Lillian Wilde (lillian.wilde[at]york.ac.uk) A Phenomenological Account of Trauma and Intersubjectivity (supervisors: Professor Matthew Ratcliffe and Professor Christina Van Der Feltz-Cornelis (Health Sciences))
- Ed Willems (firstname.lastname@example.org) Does Easy Ontology require Global Expressivism? (supervisors: Dr Keith Allen and Dr Rob Trueman)
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