Professorial Fellows 2015-16
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.
Chris Frith, Honorary Research Fellow
Although Chris retired from his position at the Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL in 2007, hecontinues 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.
Visiting Fellows 2015-16
- Dr Anna Ciaunica
- Dr Andrei Nasta
- Dr Dan Cavendon Taylor
- Dr Thomas Raleigh
Collaborative Visiting Fellows 2015-16
Dr Wayne Wu
Dr Casey O'callaghan
Casey O’Callaghan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. O’Callaghan's research aims at an empirically informed philosophical understanding of perception that is driven by thinking about non-visual modalities and the relationships among the senses.
His publications have focused upon auditory perception, speech perception, and the theoretical import of multimodality, cross-modal perceptual illusions, and synesthesia. O’Callaghan is author of Sounds: A Philosophical Theory (Oxford, 2007) and Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays (Oxford, forthcoming). He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University.