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Craig French

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Before joining Nottingham in September 2016 I obtained a PhD in philosophy from UCL in 2012, was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Antwerp from 2012-2013, and a JRF at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge from 2013-2016.

Expertise Summary

My areas of research expertise are the philosophy of mind & psychology.

Teaching Summary

In the academic year 2016-17 I'll be teaching Self, Mind and Body (V71SMB), and Philosophy of Mind (V74MND).

Drop-in Hours (Spring 2017): Weds 11-12, Thurs 2-3.

Research Summary

My research is in the philosophy of mind and epistemology. I focus a lot on questions to do with perception: what is its nature, that is, what is it to perceive the world, and to have conscious… read more

Recent Publications

  • CRAIG FRENCH and LEE WALTERS, 2017. The Invalidity of the Argument from Illusion. American Philosophical Quarterly. (In Press.)
  • CRAIG FRENCH, 2017. Object Seeing and Spatial Perception. In: FIONA MACPHERSON, FABIAN DORSCH and MARTINE NIDA-RÜMELIN, eds., Phenomenal Presence Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • CRAIG FRENCH, 2016. Idiosyncratic Perception Philosophical Quarterly. 66(3), 391-399
  • 2016. The Formulation of Epistemological Disjunctivism Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. XCII(1), 86-104

Current Research

My research is in the philosophy of mind and epistemology. I focus a lot on questions to do with perception: what is its nature, that is, what is it to perceive the world, and to have conscious perceptual experience? How are we to account for how perception gives us knowledge.

I'd be happy to supervise graduate students working in the philosophy perception, and the philosophy of mind and epistemology more broadly.

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