Visiting Fellows

Honorary Research Fellows

Prof Christopher Peacocke, Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Peacocke was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and held a Leverhulme Personal Research Professorship. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He has taught at Berkeley, NYU and UCLA, and has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford.

He was President of the Mind Association in 1986-7. In 2001, he delivered the Whitehead lectures at Harvard University, and in 2003 he gave the Immanuel Kant Lectures at Stanford. His books include Sense and Content (Oxford, 1983), Thoughts: An Essay on Content (Blackwell, 1986) and A Study of Concepts (MIT, 1992). In 2010 he gave the Evans Memorial Lecture at Oxford, and the 'Context and Content' Lectures at the Jean Nicod Institute, in the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He delivered the Kohut Lectures at the University of Chicago in 2011, under the title 'Subjects, Consciousness and Self-Consciousness'. 

In Columbia, he has taught for the Core Curriculum, in Music Humanities.  In 2011-13, he served as Chair of the Promotions and Tenure Committee in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  He is currently Chair of the Philosophy Department.

Prof Chris Frith, Honorary Research Fellow

Although Chris retired from his position at the Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL in 2007, he continues to develop the new discipline of neural hermeneutics. This discipline concerns the neural basis of social interaction. In October 2011 Chris was elected a two-year fellow of All-Souls where he organised a series of seminars on Meta-cognition in order to explore the critical role of this process in sharing experiences. Chris's main experimental work is currently performed in the interacting minds centre at Aarhus University. He is trying to delineate the mechanisms underlying this human ability to share representations of the world for it is this ability that makes communication possible.

Dr Daniel Glaser, Honorary Research Fellow

Founding Director of Science Gallery London at King’s College London. Author of A Neuroscientist Explains column and podcast for the Guardian, he has presented and contributed to numerous television and radio programmes, and was the first scientist to serve as a judge for the Man Booker Prize, as well as the first Scientist in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. He was previously head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust. His scientific background involves the use of fMRI to examine how experience, prejudice and expectation alter the way we see the world. He comes from an unusual academic background having studied maths and then English literature at Cambridge, doing a masters in cognitive science at Sussex, and graduate work in neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel and postdoctoral work at UCL.

 

Visiting Fellows 2017-18

Prof Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv)

Eva Jablonka has an M.Sc. in Microbiology from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and a PhD in Genetics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Her post-Doctoral studies were in the Philosophy of Science, and in Developmental Genetics. She is a professor in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv. Her main interest is the understanding of evolution, especially evolution that is driven by non-genetic hereditary variations and the evolution of nervous systems and consciousness. She has published over 100 papers on these topics, and co-authored several books that investigate and discuss these issues.

Catherine Wearing (Wellesley College, USA)

Catherine Wearing has a BA (Joint Honours) in Philosophy and Mathematics from McGill University and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University. She is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College (USA). Her principal interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and the empirical cognitive sciences. Much of her research has examined the semantics and pragmatics of figurative language use, focusing especially on metaphor. More recently, she is working on questions about the nature of our imaginative capacities.

 

Collaborative Visiting Fellows 2017-18

Prof Robert Stainton (University of Western Ontario)

Prof. Robert J. Stainton was introduced to linguistics and philosophy as an undergraduate at Glendon College of York University in Toronto, where he studied under the Systemic Functional linguist Michael Gregory. He then pursued his doctoral work at MIT’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy under Sylvain Bromberger, Noam Chomsky and James Higginbotham, graduating in 1993. His first academic job was as Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at Ottawa’s Carleton University. In 2004 he and his spouse moved to the University of Western Ontario, where Stainton is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy. He has, with his interdisciplinary collaborators, authored or edited a number of books and published numerous articles in clinical and theoretical linguistics, and in philosophy of language, mind and knowledge. In 2012 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr Elizabeth Edenherg (Georgetown University)

Elizabeth Edenberg is Senior Ethicist for Ethics Lab at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She specializes in Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Feminist Philosophy. Her research investigates conflicts that arise from deep disagreements about the role of moral values in political life and seeks ways to protect marginalized populations while respecting pluralism. She also extends this work to consider our lives as citizens of a digital world. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, and she is co-editor of Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press). At Georgetown, she leads Ethics Lab's efforts to introduce high-impact ethics education across Georgetown University and bridge the gap between academic research and its application in the world. She received her PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University under the supervision of Marilyn Friedman.