Building 18, Room 507
The University of Tokyo,
Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902
Tel: 03 5465 6284
Books in which I have a chapter:
I work on philosophy of mind, and in particular the phenomenology and content of perception in the context of a variety of debates in analytic philosophy. I am currently working particularly on the problem of perceptual constancy, which on the one hand enables veridical perception of colour, shape and size, and on the other seems to involve attributing contradictory properties — including the famous elliptical look of a tilted coin.
I am currently receiving a grant from the Japanese government for research on "Understanding Perceptual Representation" (Kaken grant number 25770003).
I have been Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies since April 2013. I have been with UT since 2006, when I arrived in Japan to take up a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship in Philosophy. Prior to 2006 I spent 3 years as postdoctoral fellow in the Philosophy Program of RSSS, ANU, Canberra. In 2002 I graduated with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Monash University, Melbourne. I spent the 1997-8 American academic year in graduate coursework in the Philosophy Dept of the University Maryland (College Park). Before that I studied philosophy and psychology toward a B.A. (Hons) (1996) from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, where I was born and near where I was raised.
March 24th & 27th (2014), Universities of Glasgow & Birmingham
"Why, and in what sense, things look different in the shade: solving the puzzle of constancy."
Undergraduate: Historical Introduction to Analytic Philosophy
Graduate: Philosophy of the Senses seminar (Audition, Touch)
Japan Association for Philosophy of Science (科学基礎論学会)