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Tom McClelland

I joined Warwick in 2016 as a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow. My three-year research project is entitled Mental Action and Cognitive Phenomenology. A stong case can be made for thinking that our perceptual experience is sometimes characterised by an awareness of our potential to perform certain bodily actions on our environment. This project aims to determine the extent to which parallel conclusion can be drawn in the context of cognitive phenomenology. It asks whether our experience of mental processes is sometimes characterised by an awareness of our potential to perform certain mental actions, and what this might mean for our understanding of cognitive phenomenology.

I was previously a post-doc on the Architecture of Consciousness project at the University of Manchester, and a fixed-term lecturer at the University of Glasgow. I studied for my PhD at Sussex, my MA at York and my BA at Clare College Cambridge.

My research revolves around issues in the philosophy of consciousness and I've published on topics including:

Cognitive Phenomenology

Perceptual Experience (with an emphasis on the interpretation of recent findings in vision science)

The Subjectivity of Consciousness

The Explanatory Gap

Russellian Physicalism

I've also dabbled in the Philosophy of Film and the Philosophy of Business.

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Email: T dot McClelland at warwick dot ac dot uk

Websites:

Project homepage

academia.edu profile

researchGATE profile

Philosophy in Business site

Room: S2.43