About me

I am a PhD student in the Philosophy department at The University of Nottingham, currently working on a thesis about evolutionary psychology and art, broadly construed. I moved to Nottingham after completing my BA in Philosophy and MA in Cognitive Studies at The University of Sheffield. I am one of two PhD students working on the AHRC project “Method in Philosophical Aesthetics: The challenge from the sciences” (website). I’m primarily interested in the intersections between cognitive science, evolutionary theory, philosophy and anthropology, and how combining insights from across these disciplines can help us better understand the human mind. When not doing academic things I can mostly be found playing, writing and recording music or at gigs and club nights, dancing and DJing and generally making a fool out of myself.

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi there!

    So you’re the phd for the aesthetic cognition project. I did my Phd with Greg from 2003-2007 on emotions and music. Hope it all goes well for you.

  2. Nice Blog will keep checking in every now and again. I also did my PhD with Greg just after Tom. Mine was more on visual imagery as the simulation of vision and whether it is a locally generated phenomenal state (like visual perception). Good luck with the PhD and Blog. Cheers, Pete

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