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Senior research associate, University of Cambridge

I received a PhD in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley and worked at Syracuse University in New York as a professor before moving to Europe. I am currently BOF Research Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology at the University of Antwerp as well as Senior Research Associate at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.

I have published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and two monographs with Oxford University Press, with a third under contract. My work is supposed by a large number of high-profile grants, including a two-million Euro grant from the European Research Council, one of the largest grants one can get in Europe.

My book: Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception considers a range of simple cases of perception of art, as well as colourful reflections from writers as diverse as Proust, Camus, and Huxley.

I have decades of experience writing for popular audiences as I worked as a journalist and film critic before committing to academia.


  • –present
    professor of philosophy, centre for philosophical psychology, University of Cambridge


  • 2006 
    University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy


Humboldt Foundation's Bessel Research Prize, 2016