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.

 

Collaborative Visiting Fellows 2020-21

Dr Carl Craver (Washington University in St Louis) 

Carl F. Craver is professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Explaining the Brain (OUP; 2007) and In Search of Mechanisms (Chicago; 2013). He is a philosopher of science with active research interests in the biological and neural sciences. In the philosophy of science, his primary interests are causation and explanation (particularly mechanistic explanation) and experimental and practical control (particularly in neuroscience and genetics). Some recent papers concern the application of network analysis to resting state networks and the effort to linkg genes to psychiatric disorders in Genome Wide Association Studies. He also maintains a research program in cognitive neuropsychology, concerning individuals with episodic memory deficits. His book in progress, Living without Memory, explores what remains of a person’s life as such when episodic memory has been removed.  He is also currently editing, with Colin Allen, the third edition of John Haugeland’s Mind Design series with MIT Press.

Dr James Tabery (Utah)

Jim Tabery is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah; he also has adjunct appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Internal Medicine (Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities) at Utah. He is a philosopher of science and bioethicist who works particularly on issues related to genetics. His first book--Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture--was published by the MIT Press in 2014. His second book--Sweet Land of Heredity: How Precision Medicine Is Remaking Healthcare in America--is under contract with Knopf. His research has been reported on in The New York Times, National Public Radio, National Geographic, Time Magazine, and Reuters. While visiting the Institute of Philosophy in summer 2020, he will be working closely with Phyllis Illari (University College London) and Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis) on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry devoted to "Mechanisms in Science".