Fellow, University of Southampton
Kant, mind, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, AI
Andrew Stephenson took his graduate degrees at the University of Oxford and is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. His work focuses on Kant and related topics in contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic, and Artificial Intelligence. He has published in the Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophers’ Imprint, Synthese, and the Journal of Philosophical Logic, and he is co-editor (with Anil Gomes) of Kant and the Philosophy of Mind (OUP, 2017) and the Oxford Handbook of Kant (OUP, forthcoming). He is particularly interested in the nature of mental activity, imagination, capacity-first epistemology, the epistemology of modality, and the relation between knowability, anti-realism, and transcendental idealism. While on the Human Abilities project he will be working on a book on Kant’s Cognitive Architecture, co-authored with Richard Evans of Imperial College London and Google DeepMind, in which they specify and test an unsupervised machine learning program based on Kant’s model of the mind.