I am currently studying for a PhD at the University of Sussex, supervised by Professors Andy Clark and Sarah Sawyer, and funded by CHASE.
For my thesis, I am primarily considering the question of why we have the notion of mind, or the category mental, and whether or not we should keep it. My working hypothesis is the extreme position that there is absolutely no good reason to keep using the notion, and I am trying to put together the strongest argument I can for this conclusion. I draw primarily on the philosophy of psychiatry, psychology, and cognitive science, but with forays into the history of these disciplines, animal ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, feminist philosophy, and occasionally the history of philosophy. I also have an interest in metaphilosophy, and methodological concerns within the discipline.