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Jack Shardlow


In the 2017-2018 academic year, I am leading seminars on Plato & Descartes (PH145) and Mind & Reality (PH144) in the autumn term, and Introduction to Philosophy (PH133) in the spring term.
I will be a visiting research student at KCL from April-June. I will still honour my office hours for feedback for current students, but I would recommend emailing in advance so that a particular time can be arranged.


My research focuses upon the nature of our experience of time and paradigmatic temporal phenomena, comparing and contrasting this with our experience of space and paradigmatic spatial phenomena. In this context I am particularly interested in accounts of the qualitative character of experience and the phenomenological principles appealed to in order to capture what it is like for subjects undergoing various experiences. This involves any temporal limits on what features in experience, temporal limits which may determine whether one can experience an object as moving or only as having moved for example, and temporal limits on what is presented in experience, such as the existence of minima sensibilia or the specious present. For a brief introduction to some of my research, written for a general audience, see here.

I am also interested in issues concerning the relationship between consciousness and time more generally, where this involves one's passing thoughts, emotions, and moods, as well as one's episodes of remembering and imagining.

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.


My PhD is being funded by the Faculty of Arts DTC (CADRE) at the University of Warwick.

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Contact: j.shardlow[at]