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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 (especially the philosophy of perception), and epistemology.

Teaching Summary

My main teaching responsibilities at the moment are Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Mind (3rd year course) and Mind and Consciousness (2nd year course)

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

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.)

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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