Blaine Kenneally

Published: 24 September 2015

Ontogenetic & Phenomenological Implications for Mental Representation

University of Edinburgh

Ontogenetic & Phenomenological Implications for Mental Representation

Academic History:

2015 - PhD in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

2014 - 2015 MA in Philosophy, University of York

2011 - 2014 BA (Hons) in Philosophy & English Literature, University of York


Dr Alistair Isaac

Professor Jesper Kallestrup

Professor Rob Rupert

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the phenomenon of ‘intentionality’ or ‘mental representation’. This is the mind’s capacity to ‘be about’ things, in the sense that one can have thoughts about Scotland, or beliefs about Santa Claus. I am interested in investigating this capacity from two angles: one looking at empirical findings relating to its development within a human lifetime, and another considering notable first-person experiences, or notable ‘phenomenological’ occurrences.

I am also interested in consciousness, perception, and other topics in the philosophy of mind, as well as in metaethics and metaphilosophy.


2015 - present: AHRC DTP Studentship with SGSAH

2014 - 2015: AHRC Masters Studentship with the White Rose College of Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH)

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First published: 24 September 2015