Dr Jennifer Corns

  • affiliate philosophy (Philosophy)

Research interests

My research interests centre on pain and other affective experiences: what they are, how they are related to other things, and why they matter.

My areas of specialization include philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and my areas of competence extend to ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science.

Most broadly: I want to understand how our everyday ways of thinking about ourselves and what's important to us are appropriately employed for (specialized) scientific and ethical theorizing. I think it's credible that if we can get better at this, then we will make ourselves and our lives a bit better.

I am currently the postdoctoral researcher of an interdisciplinary, international research project along with Principal Investigators Michael Brady and David Bain, and PhD student Abraham Sapien Cordoba: The Value of Suffering: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Nature, Meaning, and Role of Affective Experiences.

For more information about the VOS Project, visit: www.valueofsuffering.co.uk/

For more information about my research, including linked publications, visit: www.jennifercorns.com


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