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Murat Aydede, PhD
Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia
I work primarily in philosophy of psychology/cognitive science, and more generally, philosophy of mind. In recent years, I have increasingly focused on perceptual and affective consciousness. My current research involves developing a theory of sensory affect that would also illuminate perceptual consciousness. I have also been working on a book project developing an information-theoretic (but internalist) account of perceptual consciousness and its introspection with phenomenal concepts with an aim to show how to properly respond to various recent anti-physicalist arguments. My research interests include philosophy of pain, pleasure, sensory affect, taxonomy, learning, and perceptual consciousness.
Research Keywords: pain, pleasure, affect, taxonomy