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David Bourget

Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
Stevenson Hall, Room 3143
1151 Richmond St
London ON, N6A 5B8, Canada

About me

I'm an assistant professor in philosophy and director of the Centre for Digital Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.

I was previously a research fellow and director of the Centre for Computing in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London. I obtained my PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University under the supervision of David Chalmers. I also hold a BSc in computer science from l'Université Laval.

I have two main academic interests: consciousness and computing in philosophy.

Philosophical research

My philosophical research revolves around two main projects. The first concerns the representational theory of consciousness and the role it can play in constructing a scientific explanation of consciousness. The second project investigates the role of consciousness in grounding meaning, concepts, and non-conscious mental states. Much of my work lies at the crossroads between the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language.

Computing projects

I'm involved in a number of computing projects that support research in philosophy:

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