Dr Chris Lindsay
- Lecturer (Philosophy)
My main research interests lie in early modern philosophy (especially Thomas Reid) and the philosophy of mind. In the former area, my recent research has centred around the Newtonian influence on Reid and Hume, and the intersection of Reid's theory of action and his epistemology in relation to the origin of the conception of power and the (apparent) spatial content of sensations. I edit the Thomas Reid section of PhilPapers.org.
Concerning the philosophy of mind, I am particularly interested in the relationships between agency, embodiment, and the possession of certain fundamental concepts, notably the concept of the self and those relating to the idea of an objective spatial reality.
Philosophy 1K: Knowledge and the World - Descartes
Philosophy 2M: Self & Society - Free will
JH1: History of Modern Philosophy (Locke & Berkeley)
JH6: History of Moral Philosophy (Hume)
JH7: Philosophy of Mind (not 2017-18)
SH2: Mind and Knowledge in the Scottish Enlightenment (Hume & Reid)
Specialist MLitt: Philosophy of Mind (not 2017-18)
Specialist MLitt: Newtonianism and naturalism in the British Enlightenment (2014-15)
Office hours: Thursdays 12-1pm
- Philosophy Director of Teaching
- Philosophy Junior Honours convener