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Biography

I am an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at Macquarie University Sydney. I read for a BA in philosophy at the University of Ulster, an MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Birmingham and then a PhD in philosophy at King's College London. I have taught philosophy at the University of Kent, Birkbeck College Faculty of Continuing Education and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and then at the University of Wollongong.

Research interests

Philosophy of Mind – mental representations, the self.

Philosophy of Cognitive Science – Social cognition, symbolic cognition (maths, reading and writing), predicitve coding, 4E cognition, cognitive integration.

Philosophy of Biology - The extended synthesis and the evolution of cognition.

Pragmatism - especially C.S. Peirce.

Aesthetics - the evolution of art and art experience.

Virtue theory as it applies to both ethical and cognitive aspects of the individual.

 

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 2006 2018

Keeping track with things

Menary, R. 2018 Extended epistemology. Carter, J. A., Clark, A., Kallestrup, J., Palermos, S. O. & Pritchard, D. (eds.). London ; New York: Oxford University Press, p. 305-330 26 p.

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Evolutionary
Conventional
Salient
Modern Humans
Contextual

Embodying culture: integrated cognitive systems and cultural evolution

Menary, R. & Gillett, A. 2017 The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Mind. Kiverstein, J. (ed.). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 72-87 15 p.

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Action-oriented understanding of consciousness and the structure of experience

Seth, A. K., Verschure, P. F. M. J., Morsella, E., O'Regan, J. K., Blanke, O., Butz, M. V., Ford, J. M., Frith, C. D., Jacob, P., Kyselo, M., McGann, M. & Menary, R. 2016 The Pragmatic turn: toward action-oriented views in cognitive science. Engel, A. K., Friston, K. J. & Kragic, D. (eds.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, p. 261-282 22 p. (Strüngmann Forum Report series)

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Structure of Experience
Consciousness
Cognition
Experiment
Clinicians

Pragmatism and the pragmatic turn in cognitive science

Menary, R. 2016 The Pragmatic turn: toward action-oriented views in cognitive science. Engel, A. K., Friston, K. J. & Kragic, D. (eds.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, p. 215-234 20 p. (Strüngmann Forum Report series)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pragmatism
Cognition
Cognitive Science
Pragmatist
Inference

Mathematical cognition: a case of enculturation

Menary, R. 2015 Open MIND. Metzinger, T. & Windt, J. M. (eds.). Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group, p. 1-20 20 p.

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Open Access
Cognition
Enculturation
Cultural Environment
Thinkers
Social Interaction