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Dr Matthew Parrott

parrottLecturer in Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2067
Address Room 603, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS 

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Dr. Matthew Parrott studied philosophy at the University of Michigan before receiving a PhD in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining King's, he held an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford and was a Fellow of St. Catherine's College.  

Research interests and PhD supervision
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Psychology
Philosophy of Psychiatry
Dr. Parrott's research interests are primarily in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and psychiatry.  His current research projects focus on delusional cognition, the nature of self-knowledge and our knowledge of others' minds, the subjective character of conscious experience, and the methodology of experimental social psychology. Additionally, he has a strong research interest in the philosophy of David Hume.
Dr. Parrott would be very happy to supervise students who wish to pursue philosophical questions related to his research.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Selected publications
'Bayesian Models, Delusional Beliefs, and Epistemic Possibilities'  British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (forthcoming)
‘Expressing First-Person Authority’ Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)
'Epicurean Aspects of Mental State Attributions' co-authored with Anil Gomes Philosophical Psychology (online first September 2014)
'Explaining Inserted Thoughts' Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology (forthcoming)
Review of Transparent Minds by Jordi Fernandez European Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming)

Dr. Parrott teaches modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Philosophy of Mind. 

Expertise and engagement


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