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Professor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool

My research interests are mainly in the Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics. I’m interested in the nature of consciousness and its relationship with the rest of the universe. Another of my main research-areas is the nature of the self, and its relationship with consciousness. I’m also interested in the various metaphysical implications associated with time and space, as well as the philosophical implications of advances in science and technology.

Thus far I’ve published: Stream of Consciousness (Routledge 2000, 2nd edition 2008), Time and Space (Acumen 2001, 2nd edition Routledge 2010), The Phenomenal Self (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Self (Penguin, 2014). I’ve also co-edited (with Howard Robinson) The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy (Bloomsbury 2014)


  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool


  • 1989 
    Oxford, PhD Philosophy