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Craig French

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts



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 (especially the philosophies of mental health, psychotherapy, and perception)

Teaching Summary

My main teaching responsibilities are Mind and Consciousnes (2nd Year), and Mind, Psychology, and Mental Health (3rd Year).

Research Summary

I am on research leave for the academic year 2023-2024.

My research is in the philosophy of mind and psychology, in particular philosophy of mental health, philosophy of psychotherapy, and philosophy of perception.

If you would like to pursue a PhD in any of these areas with me, then please get in touch!

Selected Publications

  • CRAIG FRENCH, 2018. Naive Realism and Diaphaneity Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. (In Press.)
  • CRAIG FRENCH, 2019. Epistemological Disjunctivism and its Representational Commitments. In: DUNCAN PRITHCARD, JOE MILBURN and CASEY DOYLE, eds., New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism Routledge. (In Press.)
  • CRAIG FRENCH and ANIL GOMES, 2019. How Naive Realism can Explain Both the Particularity and the Generality of Experience Philosophical Quarterly. 69(274), 41-63
  • CRAIG FRENCH and LEE WALTERS, 2017. The Invalidity of the Argument from Illusion. American Philosophical Quarterly. (In Press.)

Department of Philosophy

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