Helen Yetter-Chappell



I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York. Prior to coming to York, I received my PhD from Princeton University, where I wrote a dissertation on Phenomenal Concepts and the Mind-Body Problem. I was a Bersoff Fellow at NYU from 2012-2013, and an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green from 2013-2014.



My primary research interests focus on consciousness (its nature, contents, and how we think about it), mental imagery, and introspection. I have secondary interests throughout philosophy of mind and areas that touch on it, including intentionality, personal identity and the unity of consciousness, Berkeleyan idealism, metaethical non-naturalism, and character/virtue.

External activities

Invited talks and conferences

  • “Individuating Phenomenal Concepts”: Rio-2013 Conference on Phenomenal Concepts (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), January 2013; Bowling Green State University, December 2012; New York University Consciousness Group, September 2012
  • “Physicalism, Epiphenomenalism, and Making Progress on the Mind-Body Debate”: Bowling Green State University, March 2012; New York University, February 2012; Marquette University, February 2012; Trinity College, February 2012
  • “Physicalism, Epiphenomenalism, and Making Progress on the Mind-Body Debate”: Illinois State University, January 2012; Princeton University, January 2012
  • “Indeterminacy in Mental Imagery”: Princeton Luce Seminar in Cognitive Science, November 2011
  • “A Psychological Gap: Against the Phenomenal Concept Strategy”: ANU Philosophical Society, August 2010; University of Canterbury Philosophy Discussion Retreat, July 2010


Contact details

Dr Helen Yetter-Chappell

Tel: 01904 323297