Alistair Isaac

DR

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Philosophy of perception
Philosophy of cognitive science / AI
Scientific methodology
Probability and decision making

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Research Interests

Specialization: Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Mind; Philosophy of Science (esp. Modeling and Formal Epistemology)

Competence: History of Science, Logic, Probability, Game Theory, Philosophy of Language

Qualifications

(2000) Harvard University: B.A. East Asian Studies, Summa cum Laude

(2004) University of Houston: M.A. Philosophy 

(2010) Stanford University: PhD Philosophy, Symbolic Systems Track

Visiting and Research Positions

(2013- Present) - Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

(2011-2013) -  NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow working with Gary Hatfield on the project "Measurement and Isomorphism in the Psychology of Preception: A Historical Approach to the Problem of Representation". University of Pennsylvania.

(2010-2011) - McDonnell Foundation Research Consortium on Casual Learning Post-Doctoral Fellow (in the Philosophy Department). University of Michigan, 

(2008-2010) - Instructor for core course " Great Ideas in the History of Science". Stanford EPGY Online HIugh School. 

 

Teaching

Primary Instructor: Philosophy of Mind, University of Pennsylvania (2012) and Great Ideas in the HIstory of Science, Stanford EPGY - Online High School (2008-10)

Teaching Assistant: 

Stanford Univesity: Introduction to Cognitive Science, Introduction to Philosophy, Intoduction to Logic, First Order Logic, Introduction to Political Philosophy. 

University of Houston: Introduction to Logic, Introduction to Ethics

Websites

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Stanford University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

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