Gregory Nirshberg

Credentials: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science


5174 Helen C. White

Greg works primarily in philosophy of mind and related areas. In his dissertation he develops and defends what he refers to as the narcissistic content account of mental representation (a view inspired by Kathleen Akins’ work on the narcissistic nature of our sensory systems). This account, he argues, is well poised to defend a naturalistic approach to mental content against the representational skepticism of embodied and enactive accounts of cognition. Recently, he has also been cultivating a burgeoning interest in data ethics. In his spare time, he likes to unexpectedly invoke Dan Dennett in conversations (though, after some years of doing so, the unexpected has become expected).