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Studies in Brain and Mind

Studies in Brain and Mind

Series Ed.: Piccinini, Gualtiero

ISSN: 1573-4536


Gualtiero Piccinini  

Assosiate Professor Gualtiero Piccinini
Gualtiero Piccinini is associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Neurodynamics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has written extensively on the nature of computation, computational theories of cognition, the relationship between psychology and neuroscience, concepts, and consciousness. He received several awards and fellowships, including a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Scholars' Award by the National Science Foundation. He is the founder and administrator of Brains (http://www.philosophyofbrains.com/), an academic group blog in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and neuroscience.
For more, see http://www.umsl.edu/~piccininig/ .

Berit Brogaard 

Berit Brogaard is Professor of Philosophy at University of Miami and Professor II at University of Oslo. She is the author of three books: Transient Truths (Oxford, 2012), On Romantic Love (Oxford, 2015) and the Superhuman Mind (Penguin, 2015). Her articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophers Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Nous, Australasian Journal of Philosophy and Consciousness and Cognition, Cognitive Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences. In her academic research she specializes cognitive science, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.

Carl Craver 

Carl F. Craver is a philosopher of neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis with side interests in the history and philosophy of biology, general philosophy of science, metaphysics, and moral psychology. His 2007 book, Explaining the Brain, develops a framework for thinking about the norms of scientific explanation in physiological sciences such as neuroscience. His forthcoming book (with Lindley Darden), Searching for Mechanisms: Discoveries Across the Life Sciences, develops a mechanistic view of discovery in biology. He is working (with Shayna Rosenbaum, York University) to study deficits in agency and moral reasoning in people with amnesia. Other research interests include general work on the nature of scientific explanation, the norms of progress for experimental instruments and techniques, and the difference between modeler's and maker's knowledge of the brain.

Edouard Machery 

Edouard Machery is Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, the incoming Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh (starting in 2016), a member of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (University of Pittsburgh-Carnegie Mellon University), and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the philosophical issues raised by psychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is the editor of the Naturalistic Philosophy section of Philosophy Compass. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award by the University of Pittsburgh, the Stanton Prize by the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, a Senior Fellowship of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study, the Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, the Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh (2016), and a Regular Visiting Distinguished Professorship at Eidyn (Edinburgh).

Oron Shagrir 

Oron Shagrir is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, and holds the Schulmann Chair in Philosophy, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently vice rector of the Hebrew University.
His research areas are the philosophy of mind, foundations of cognitive science, and the history and philosophy of computing. His work focuses on the metaphysical and explanatory role of computational approaches in cognitive and brain sciences. He has edited several volumes and published numerous articles, including joint papers with William Bechtel, Jack Copeland, Gualtiero Piccinini, and Itamar Pitowsky. He has been an Erskine visiting fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, a visiting fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a member of research groups at the Institute of Advances Studies in Jerusalem. He is currently collaborating with a German-Israel Foundation research group studying the relationship between mechanistic and computational explanations.

Mark Sprevak 

Mark Sprevak is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. His primary research interests are in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, with particular focus on the cognitive sciences. His monograph, The Computational Mind is forthcoming from Routledge, alongside the edited volume, The Turing Guide, from Oxford University Press. He has published articles in, among other places, The Journal of Philosophy, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

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