Sam Clarke

Sam Clarke

I’m a philosopher of mind/cognitive science who is working towards a DPhil at the University of Oxford (St Anne’s college). From September 2017 until June 2018 I'll be a Procter Fellow at Princeton University, NJ.

I'm particularly interested in perception, social cognition and cognitive architecture. My thesis combines all three of these interests by exploring the role that perceptual processes play in our understanding of observed action. I have wider interests in philosophical methodology, the philosophy of language and epistemology.

Sometimes I collaborate with/get in the way of psychologists running experiments. I spent the summer of 2012 running experiments for Elena Gherri in Edinburgh exploring the effects of posture on perceptual attention, and the summer of 2013 in UC Berkeley running experiments on statistical learning in infants for Alison Gopnik and Fei Xu. I am currently designing experiments in Oxford with Philipp Koralus, investigating human reasoning.

Ian Phillips

2017) ‘Naïve Realism and Unconscious Perception’, in Analysis, 77(2): 267-273. (Co-authored with Alfonso Anaya)

(2016) ‘Investigating what felt shapes look like’, in i-Perception, 7(1): 1-6.

(2015) REVIEW: ‘The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science’ by Keith Frankish and William Ramsey (Eds.), in Philosophical Psychology, 28(7): 1090-1094.