Causality in cognitive science and philosophy of mind. University of Antwerp
A philosophy of mind perspective on mindreading and morality Ghent University
I investigate the specific role that mindreading plays in our moral cognition. To what extent do individual differences in mindreading influence our moral cognition (first objective)? To what extent do mindreading deficits contribute to moral deficits (second objective)? I will address potential shortcomings in the current philosophy of mind debate on mindreading and morality (third objective).
The horizons of the mind: Confucianistic neotraditionalism and Chinese identity in Tang Junyi's philosophy Ghent University
In this research project the work of philosopher Tang Junyi will be studied as a representative (traditionlist) orientation in contemporary Chinese thought. By investigating his "Exictence and the horizons of the mind" we will analyze how Tang attempts to reinterpret and reaffirm the value of Confucianism for China and the global community in the face of modernity.
This project, which will take the form of a PhD thesis submitted by Steven Coesemans, will use the student notebooks from a historical point of view.
The seventeenth and eighteenth century in the Low Countries have been an especially turbulent period, especially from the viewpoint of intellectual history. Institutions with a largely medieval structure, such as the University of Leuven, provide education in the form of a scholastic ...
From Theory of Mind to Vicarious Perception University of Antwerp
From theory of mind to vicarious perception (TMVP). University of Antwerp
My research aims to investigate the various approaches to the human mind in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (CPR) and determine how they are related to one another. I will focus on 1) Kant’s analysis of the faculties of the human mind in the Transcendental Analytic, 2) Kant’s criticism of rational psychology in the Paralogisms chapter, and 3) the rational psychology that is considered to be one of the areas of Kant’s system of metaphysics in ...