Dr Stephan Torre
Prior to coming to Aberdeen, I was a post-doc with the PERSP project and a member of LOGOS at the University of Barcelona. Before that I was a Junior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. I received my PhD in 2008 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My dissertation advisor was Phillip Bricker.
Most of my research falls into one of two areas: first-person thought and the philosophy of time.
In first-person thought, I am interested in arguments for and against uniquely de se content, the role of de se content in action explanation, modelling de se communication and updating, and the relation between de se content and the nature of the self. From 2016 to 2019, I was Principal Investigator for the Leverhulme International Network Project What’s So Special about First-Person Thought? Details on the project are available here.
In philosophy of time, I am interested in debates about the nature of persistence, debates about the ontology of time, questions concerning in what sense the future is open, and questions about how temporal experience squares with our best physical theories of time. Recently I am particularly interested in the inter-relation between the metaphysics of the future, the semantics of future contingents, and future-directed attitudes such as knowledge, belief, and uncertainty about the future.
I welcome enquires from prospective postgraduate students interested in researching these (or related) topics.
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Wondering about the FuturePhilosophical StudiesContributions to Journals: Articles
What is Special about De Se Attitudes?The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Reference. Biggs, S., Geirsson, H. (eds.). 1 edition. Routledge, 18 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
De Se Puzzles and Frege PuzzlesInquiry (United Kingdom), pp. 1-27Contributions to Journals: Articles
In Defense of De Se ContentPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 97, no. 1, pp. 172-189Contributions to Journals: Articles
Review of Debates in the Metaphysics of Time edited by L. Nathan OaklanderAnalysis, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 256-259Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
About Oneself: De Se Thought and CommunicationOxford University Press. 368 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
De Se Thought and Communication: An IntroductionAbout Oneself. Garcia-Carpintero, M., Torre, S. (eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 1-24, 24 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Restricted Diachronic Composition and Special RelativityBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 235-255Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Open FuturePhilosophy Compass, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 360–373Contributions to Journals: Articles
Centered AssertionPhilosophical Studies, vol. 150, no. 1, pp. 97-114Contributions to Journals: Articles