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Jack Shardlow


In Term 1, 2021, I will be teaching on Reason, Argument, and Analysis, and Introduction to Philosophy. In Term 2, I will be teaching on Introduction to Symbolic Logic, and Introduction to Philosophy. In Term 3 I will be teaching the Symbolic Logic portion of Introduction to Philosophy.
In Term 3 my office hours will be on Wednesday mornings (9-11am) and Friday afternoon (4-5pm). Since office hours will be over Teams for the foreseeable future, please email to make an appointment. (If you cannot make these times, do still email me - hopefully we will be able to find a suitable time.)


In 2019 I held the position of postdoctoral research associate on the interdisciplinary AHRC project 'Time: Between Metaphysics and PsychologyLink opens in a new window'.

In my doctoral thesis, Experiencing (in) Time (2019), I present a phenomenological investigation of our experience of time – of things as they fall within time – and suggest that something important goes missing in recent debates. This is the notion of a point of view. I argue that articulating the sense in which we have a point of view in time, and what this is a point of view upon, is crucial to an account of how things are for an experiencing subject. I continue to actively carry out research in this area.

Some of my recent collaborative research has been published open access. For work on the experience of time passing, see here; for work on the utility of memory see here.

For a brief introduction to some of my research, written for a general audience, see here.

Pre-prints of other articles are available through my personal website (available via the link on the righthand side).

My other research projects are collaborative and interdisciplinary. Within one, my collaborators and I empirically probe subjects’ naïve beliefs about time, and about temporal experience, and investigate how these relate to the more sophisticated models of time developed by philosophers and physicists. Within the other, my collaborators and I look to empirically probe subjects’ beliefs about the utility of memory and investigate whether such beliefs contribute to people’s time biases – i.e., the bias towards the future and the bias towards the near.

Other interests span a wide range of issues in the philosophy of perception, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychology, metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics.

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Office hours:

Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons, please email me to organise a specific time.