Background and activities

Areas of specialization or of competence


Philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of language. Also some epistemology, philosophy of action and meta-normative theory. 


Previous affiliations (selected)

Researcher, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), University of Oslo

Career Development Fellow, Christ Church College, Oxford University 

Jowett Senior Scholar, Balliol College, Oxford University


Select publications

  • "(Non-)Conceptual Representation of Meaning in Utterance Comprehension." Inquiry, 2022.

  • "The Perception/Cogntion Distinction." Inquiry. 2021. (With K. Sundberg & S. Watzl)

  • Inference and Consciousness. London: Routledge, 2020. Edited w. T. Chan.

  • "Fore- and Background in Conscious Non-Demonstrative Inference." In A. Nes with T. Chan (eds.) Inference and Consciousness, London: Routledge, forthcoming.

  • "Acquaintance, Conceptual Capacities, and Attention." In J. Knowles & T. Raleigh (eds.) Acquaintance: New Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

  • "Assertion, Belief, and 'I believe'-Guarded Affirmation." Linguistics and Philosophy, 39 (1):57-86, 2016.

  • “The Sense of Natural Meaning in Conscious Inference.” In T. Breyer & C. Gutland (eds.) The Phenomenology of Thinking. Philosophical Investigations into the Character of Cognitive Experiences. London: Routledge, 2016.

  • “Thematic Unity in the Phenomenology of Thinking.” Philosophical Quarterly, 62 (246), pp. 84-105, 2012.