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Mark Sprevak

Senior Lecturer

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Phone: 0131 650 3960

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, metaphysics, and philosophy of language, with particular focus on the cognitive sciences.


2001–05  Ph.D., University of Cambridge
2000–01  Distinction, Diploma in Computer Science, University of Cambridge
1999–00  Distinction, M.Phil. History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
1995–99  BA (Hons.) 1st class, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Visiting and Research Positions

2014– Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
2011– Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
2010–11 Fellow in Philosophy, King’s College, Cambridge
2010–11 Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
2009 Visiting Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
2006–07 Consultant, Microsoft Research
2005–09 Junior Research Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge

Administrative Roles

(2013-15) Deputy Head of Department

(2013-15) Undergraduate Teaching Director in Philosophy

(2012-) Personal Tutor

(2012-13) Liaison for 2013 Teaching Progress Review (TPR) for Philosophy

(2011–12) Program Director, Taught MSc in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition (MLEC)

(2011–12) PG Group, School of PPLS

(2011–12) Director of Studies in School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences



2012-2014 The Computational Mind, Honours Course

2012-2014 The Computational Mind, MScCourse

2011-2013 Introduction to Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition, MSc Course

2011-2014 Mind, Matter and Language, Pre-Honours Course (4 lectures on Consciousness)

2011-2014 Dissertation Preparation Course (2 seminars)


Research outputs

  1. Two kinds of information processing in cognition

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Eliminativism about consciousness

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. The Extended Mind Activity Pack

    Research output: Other contribution

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Research activities & awards

  1. Pluralism in computational modelling

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. The Extended Mind: School Workshops

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

  3. The Extended Mind

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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