James studied Classics at New College, Oxford, before doing an MPhil in Philosophy at University College London. His PhD in Philosophy, at the University of California, Berkeley, was supervised by John Campbell and Alva Noë. Before coming to King’s, he was a Bersoff Fellow in Philosophy at New York University, then a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. At Berkeley and Reading he ran interdisciplinary projects in philosophy and neuroscience. He has published in the philosophy of perception and interdisciplinary work on consciousness and attention.
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Research interests and PhD supervision
- Philosophy of Psychology
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Perception
James’s research aims to understand sensory perception in a way that’s sensitive both to philosophical problems and to the latest scientific evidence. He is especially interested in the commonplace idea that sensory experience is a source of knowledge about the world around us. He argues that to do justice to this idea, we need to appreciate various respects in which the senses give us an indeterminate view both of the world around us and of ourselves
James’s current teaching is in philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology. He has also taught the philosophy of artificial intelligence, Hume, Aristotle and Plato.
Expertise and public engagement
James led a multidisciplinary AHRC Research Network about the action-based brain which engaged with roboticists working in the commercial sector: https://jamesstazicker.com/research/the-action-based-brain/.
His outreach work includes talks at several schools and at Hull Philosophy Club.
Stazicker, J., 20 Jun 2019, In : Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes. 93, 1, p. 137-160 II. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/arisup/akz009
Borg, E., Harrison, R., Stazicker, J. D. & Salomons, T., Feb 2020, In : Mind & Language. 35, 1, p. 29-47 19 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12227
Stazicker, J. D., May 2015, The Structure of Perceptual Experience. Stazicker, J. (ed.). WILEY-BLACKWELL, p. 1-6 6 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Stazicker, J. D., 2018, Sociedad Espanola de Filosofia Analitica. Research output: Other contribution
Stazicker, J. D., 2015, In : Perception. 44, p. 107-110 4 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review
Stazicker, J., 19 Sep 2018, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences. 373, 1755, 20170350. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0350
Stazicker, J., Jun 2018, Phenomenal Presence. Dorsch, F. & Macpherson, F. (eds.). OUP, p. 105-133 29 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199666416.003.0005
Stazicker, J. D., Apr 2011, In : Mind & Language. 26, 2, p. 156-184 29 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article