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Matthew Soteriou

My research interests in the philosophy of mind are in the philosophy of perception, temporal phenomenology, the philosophy of action and mental action, consciousness and the ontology of mind. Another focus of my research has been the epistemology of mental action and its relevance to our understanding of the epistemology of mind in general. In The Mind’s Construction (2013, OUP), I argue that the right account of the epistemology of mental action has a crucial role to play in an account of how we know what we are doing when we are consciously thinking, and I connect this with differences between dreaming and wakeful states of consciousness. In The Mind’s Construction, I also explore some of the ways in which the ethics of belief may be affected once various ontological and agential considerations regarding the activity of conscious thinking are properly accommodated. Further research interests in epistemology include the epistemological role of perception and memory.

Selected Publications




  • Mental Actions, edited with Lucy O'Brien (2009) Oxford University Press





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Mental Actions




The Aristotelian Society