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Alexander Gillett



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Alexander James Gillett is a lecturer in the Philosophy department at Macquarie University. He completed a PhD in philosophy of cognitive science at Macquarie University in 2018. His thesis examined the conceptual foundations of the distributed cognition framework in cognitive science. His current research focuses on how human spatial cognition is shaped by ontogenetic and phylogenetic factors relating to the acquisition of cultural practices (i.e., enculturated). He has additional interests in the philosophy of science, especially pertaining to the nature of interdisciplinary research.


Current Teaching:

  • Philosophy of Psychology (PHIL2062)
  • Critical Thinking (PHIL1037)
  • Consciousness and Self (PHIL3063)

Past Teaching:

  • Philosophy of Human Nature (PHL131 - co-convenor)
  • What is Science (PHL232 - Convenor)
  • Human Evolution and Diversity (ANTH151 - head tutor)
  • Psychological Anthropology (ANTH207 - tutor, guest lecturer)
  • Why do People Believe Weird Things (SPED102 - tutor)
  • Research Paradigms (FOAR701 - tutor)
  • Research Topics in Philosophy and Cognitive Science (PHIL707: guest lecture, tutor)


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