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Dr Laura Gow

Lecturer Philosophy


    Personal Statement

    My research interests are mainly in the philosophy of mind, with a particular focus on perception and perceptual experience. Recent philosophy of mind is influenced by a commitment to physicalism – the idea that we shouldn’t need to posit non-physical entities to explain the workings of the mind. Although I am sympathetic to this view, my published work criticises contemporary attempts to provide physicalist accounts of perception, and my recent research explores the less appealing implications of endorsing a genuinely physicalist account of mind. Before coming to Liverpool I lectured at the University of Warwick, and before that I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Antwerp and the University of Cambridge. I would be happy to hear from prospective PhD students interested in the philosophy of perception, or the philosophy of mind more generally.