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Dewhurst, Joe

Dr. Joe Dewhurst

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 124
D-80539 München



Further Information

Joe Dewhurst completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2017, where his doctoral research focused on the relationship between common-sense intuitions and scientific theories in contemporary cognitive science. Prior to joining the MCMP he worked for two years as a teaching assistant at the University of Edinburgh (2016-18), and before that he received an MA (2012) and an MSc (2013) from the same institution. In June 2018 he was a visiting Junior Fellow at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, working with members of the Situated Cognition RTG. He grew up in Oxford, which he still enjoys visiting, although other academics often find it confusing that he didn’t study there.

Research Interests

Joe is currently working on developing a moderately perspectival account of mechanistic functions in biology and cognitive science. His research interests also include the philosophy of computation, the philosophy of mind and cognition more generally, and the history of cognitive science. He is involved in several ongoing collaborative projects concerning the relationship between folk psychology and decision theory, the relationship between consciousness and predictive processing, and relationship between enactivism and computational cognitive science.

Recent Publications