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Dr Will McNeill

Overview

Dr Will McNeill Position: Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) Email: McNeillW@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 77174
Extension: 77174
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Philosophy

Research Interests

philosophy of mind, especially philosophy of perception, knowledge of others’ minds, and metaphysics of mind

Selected Publications

Embodiment and the Perceptual Hypothesis. The Philosophical Quarterly 62 (2012): 570-591.

On Seeing That Someone is Angry. European Journal of Philosophy 20 (2012): 575-597.

Publications

Publications

Embodiment and the Perceptual Hypothesis. The Philosophical Quarterly 62 (2012): 570-591.

On Seeing That Someone is Angry. European Journal of Philosophy 20 (2012): 575-597.

Reviews

Perception and Basic Beliefs, by J. C. Lyons. Oxford University Press, 2009. Mind 120 (2012): 1271-1276.

Research

I am currently exploring the hypothesis that we sometimes perceive aspects of each others' mental lives. If the hypothesis is correct we can have non-inferential, perceptual knowledge of each others' mental states.

The question concerns the nature and scope of our perceptual experiences, their epistemic role, and the nature and causal efficacy of our minds.

My research also touches on methodological questions in the philosophy of psychology, to do with how best to model sub-personal or 'tacit' mental processes. I aim to answer the question of whether epistemic explanations ever affect such models.

Biography

I studied for my BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees at University College London. I spent three years as a Teaching Fellow at the University of York before coming to Cardiff.
I have taught topics in the Philosophy of Language, Logic, Mind, Epistemology and Ethics.