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Lydia Farina

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I joined the University of Nottingham as a Teaching Associate in September 2019. I hold a MA and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Manchester (supervised by Joel Smith and Helen Beebee), a MA in Classics from University College London and a BA in Classics from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Expertise Summary

My research is primarily in the metaphysics of mind, social ontology and the philosophy of emotion. I am interested in the interplay between metaphysical questions on the ontology of mental states/ categories and practical application questions in experimental psychology and artificial intelligence. I am currently working on projects relating to the possibility of robot emotions, the classification of mental states and the metaphysics of kinds.

Teaching Summary

I have teaching experience in the Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, Introduction to Logic, Existentialism, Epistemology and Ethics. This year I will be teaching modules in the… read more

Recent Publications

I have teaching experience in the Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, Introduction to Logic, Existentialism, Epistemology and Ethics. This year I will be teaching modules in the Philosophy of Science (2nd year) and Special Topics in Science- Artificial Intelligence (3rd year).

Watch my mini lecture on 'Understanding Artificial Intelligence' https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/virtual/video.aspx?id=48b67adb-755d-4b80-a5cc-d8e89153d45d

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