andreas elpidorou



department of philosophy
university of louisville

about

i am an assistant professor (term) in the department of philosophy at the university of louisville. previously, i was a visiting lecturer in the department of philosophy at boston university (2012-12). i hold a ph.d. in philosophy from boston university (2013) and a b.s. in physics from the university of virginia (2006). i was the recipient of a fulbright scholarship (2002-6), a leventis foundation scholarship (2009-11), and an earhart foundation fellowship (2012-3). for the 2009-10 academic year, i was a visiting scholar in the department of philosophy at the university of pittsburgh. in 2008, i was a junior visiting fellow at the institut für die wissenschaften vom menschen.

i work on philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of cognitive science and psychology, and phenomenology.

research

my philosophical work is the product of my engagement with the single yet multifaceted question: “what is a mind?” my approach to the question is ecumenical, drawing on differing but ultimately complementing perspectives. from a metaphysical perspective, i consider the ontological status of the mind, its place in nature, and its relation to the body. from an experiential or phenomenological perspective, i investigate what first-person experience tells us about the nature of perception, imagination, and emotions. finally, from an empirically informed or cognitive-scientific perspective, i take up questions concerning the nature of explanation, the constitution and location of mental processes, and the relationship between philosophical theses and empirical findings. 

by adopting a philosophical outlook not restricted to a single methodological stance, i am able to make use of a variety of sources. in my work, i juxtapose issues from metaphysics,  philosophy of mind, phenomenology, epistemology, and philosophy of science, on the one hand, with findings from neuroscience and cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, on the other. i do so in an attempt to confront issues pertaining to the nature of the mind in a manner that is both systematic and comprehensive.

papers



in preparation or under review   [pre-prints not available]

defending actualist physicalism

a posteriori physicalism and introspection

embodied conceivability (with g. dove)

can god save materialism?

reasons, causes, and neuropsychology

heidegger on mood and emotion (with l. freeman)



forthcoming   [pre-prints not available]

the ontological ground of the mind. in philosophy of mind and phenomenology, edited by. d. dahlstrom, a. elpidorou, and w. hopp. new york: routledge.

introduction (with d. dahlstrom and w. hopp). in philosophy of mind and phenomenology, edited by. d. dahlstrom, a. elpidorou, and w. hopp. new york: routledge.

the phenomenology of emotions: an introduction (with l. freeman). phenomenology and the cognitive sciences (special issue on phenomenology and emotions)

phenomenal concepts. oxford bibliographies online



2013

blocking the a priori passage. acta analyticaDOI: 10.1007/s12136-013-0206-4   [download]

having it both ways: consciousness unique, but                 not otherworldlyphilosophiaDOI: 10.1007/s11406-013-9455-0   [download]


moods and appraisals: how the phenomenology and science of emotions can come together. human studies   [download]

reasoning about the mark of the cognitive: a response to adams and garrison. minds & machines. DOI: 10.1007/s11023-013-9319-1   [download]

the ‘new mind’ revisited or minding the vehicle/content distinction: a response to manzotti and pepperell.ai & societyDOI: 10.1007/s00146-013-0454-2   [download]

review of the oxford handbook of contemporary phenomenology (ed. d. zahavi). notre dame philosophical reviews   [download]



2012

are phenomenal concepts perspectival? southwest philosophy review 28 (1): 43-53    [download]    — see also adam podlaskowski’s response to my article

where’s my mind? mark rowlands on the vehicles of cognition. avant: the journal of philosophical-interdisciplinary vanguard, 3 (1): 145-160   [download]  —- also published in polish as: “gdzie jest mój umysł?”



2011

review of mark rowlands’ ‘the new science of the mind. philosophical psychology 25 (5): 771-774   [download]

review of rob rupert’s ‘cognitive systems and the extended mind.’ minds & machines 21 (1) : 107-13   [download]



2010

imagination in non-representational paintingin ‘reading sartre : on phenomenology and existentialism,’ ed. j. webber. london: routledge   [download]



2009

review of alva noe’s ‘out of our heads.’ minds & machines 20 (1) : 155-8   [download]

the upsurge of spontaneity and the rise of undivided subject: the role and place of merleau-ponty in the dreyfus-mcdowell debatein junior visiting fellows’ conference proceedings (vol. xxiv), ed. l. freeman. vienna: institut für die wissenschaften vom menschen   [download]

in/visibility: perspectives on inclusion and exclusion: introductionin junior visiting fellows’ conference proceedings (vol. xxiv), ed. l. freeman. vienna: institut für die wissenschaften vom menschen   [download]

edited volumes & special issues

philosophy of mind and phenomenology (co-edited with d. dahlstrom and w.hopp), new york: routledge, forthcoming [more info]

the phenomenology and science of emotions. special issue of phenomenology and the cognitive sciences (guest co-editor with l. freeman) [more info]

 

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